Rapper Gucci Mane pleads not guilty of assault

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia rapper Gucci Mane has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge stemming from an altercation with a fan at a downtown Atlanta nightclub.

The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.

An arrest warrant was issued for Davis after James Lettley of Fort Hood, Texas, who serves in the military, told police the rapper struck him in the V.I.P. area at Harlem Nights Club on March 16. Lettley said he was in Atlanta for his birthday and hoped to get a picture with the rapper when he was attacked.

"Once he struck me in my head, I looked at him in a state of shock and looked at him like 'Why?'" Lettley said after the confrontation.

An ambulance crew was tending to a large gash on Lettley's head when officers arrived, police said. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he said he had to get 10 stitches.

The rapper's attorney, Drew Findling, tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/17mzExp) that Davis is out on bond and "just going about his life."

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