Waka Flocka’s Mom Deb Antney Responds To Gucci Mane’s Lawsuit And Accusations Theft In Full Statement [VIDEO]
As previously reported, Gucci Mane filed suit against Waka Flocka Flame and his mom Deb Antney. Gucci alleges that Atney, who has managed Gucci since 2006 was basically robbing him and his label blind. However, Deb ain’t having it and released a statement.A few months ago Gucci Mane checked himself into rehab for an addiction to Lean following his surprising Twitter rant against Nicki Minaj, Drake, Waka Flocka Flame and just about everybody else. Deb Atney is now praying that Gucci Mane actually gets that medical attention he spoke of in response to his lawsuit against herself and her son.
Now, Gucci alleges that Atney, assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer of his 1017 Brick Squad record label and took more than the usual managers fee of 20%. In the suit, Gucci further claims Antney purposely cheated him out of profits and used the money for her own personal gain. To those allegations, Atney told RumorFix she is “speechless” and that Gucci’s recent claims are further byproducts of his addiction and greed. Deb added, “Drugs, greed and women ruined him — that’s it. Don’t blame that sh*t on me!“
On top of that Atney denies Gucci’s allegations of her and her son syphering money from him pointing out when began managing him, “Waka wasn’t even rapping in 2006.″ That being said, Deb is going to fight these allegation tooth-and-nail. Her rep said the following will be “the only statement that my client, Debra Antney has to say about this whole situation.”
I’ve done a lot for the artists that I’ve represented, both past and present. I’ve not only helped and encouraged them in their professional lives, but in their personal lives as well. What people only hear is the negative. People love and feed off of drama. That’s nothing new, and unfortunately, I’m used to it. What no one talks about is how I was there for them, often times when no one else was.
I refuse to use any platform to address negative issues. Let it be known, that I will never speak bad about any artist I’ve worked with. When I work with someone, I really throw myself into their success. They are never clients to me, they are family. Everyone who works for me only works for me on paper. In my office, it’s a family affair. And that goes deeper than rap…deeper than music…deeper than business. Employees and artists know that. So it confuses me how someone can attack me or come for me when I’ve done so much for them. But that’s the nature of this business. That’s why some people say don’t mix business with pleasure. Unfortunately for me, I never mastered that concept. I’m personable with everyone and my loyalty is to a fault. I won’t apologize for that; it’s who I am and it’s what allows me to be passionate about the projects I pursue.
This situation with Gucci is hard for me to accept. I have a history with him that only he and I can truly know the value of, and I have a love for him that money can’t buy. Gucci and I have been through it all together. Our struggle gave us a relationship that is unbreakable. Even through this, I stand by him. Our history is a strong one, so this is very tough. That’s all I think I’ll say on Gucci, specifically, because I still hold him close to my heart, I’m still rooting for him, and I still value our bond. If he called me today and he needed me, I’d be there. I’d cuss him out, but I’d be there. Because that’s family, and that’s what family does.
A lot of the people in my circle started from the bottom. We’ve all come a very long way. Some have left, and some are still here. We’ve fought, and we’ve celebrated. We’ve messed up, and we’ve learned. I’m still learning and I’m still building my empire. In whatever people want to do in their life, I wish everyone success, personal joy and fulfillment. I hope they wish the same for me. I won’t concern myself with those who don’t.
Here’s a previous interview with Deb Antney on the Gucci situation before he filed suit against her.