According to reports, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has been committed to a mental institution in Atlanta, following a judge's recommendation for him to serve jail time for violating the terms of his probation.
According to documents obtained by TMZ.com, the rapper filed for a "Special Plea of Mental Incompetency" during his appearance yesterday (January 3rd), in front of a Fulton, County judge.
The rapper claimed he was in no state to "intelligently participate in the probation revocation hearing" and was committed to an undisclosed mental health facility, so his condition could be evaluated.
In December, another rapper, DMX was also ordered into a mental health facility, because of an "undiagnosed" mental condition. Both artists have well documented battles with drug use, which frequently has landed them behind bars.
DMX has been arrested every year since 1999, while Gucci Mane has racked up numerous offenses over the years, the most serious for Gucci being a May 2005 murder charge, which was later dismissed, stemming from a botched robbery involving men affiliated with Young Jeezy's CTE Entertainment.