Afternoon, Baby Birds. In looking through the dregs of YouTube, I found this gem:
I looked it up and it turns out it’s really true: Gucci Mane got so high that he slept through his sex scenes for Spring Breakers, because of course he did. Vulture covered this story in-depth, because I guess they had nothing better to do, and both Harmony Korine and Gucci Mane confirmed the rumors.
In one article from Vulture, Korine is quoted as saying, “In [Gucci Mane's] entourage, everybody smokes weed from the beginning of the day to the end…so we’re inside this house in St. Petersburg, and the fucking weed smoke was so insane and Gucci was basically catatonic. I was like, ‘Gucci, you’ve got to have sex with this chick now!'”
In another article from Vulture, when asked, “Harmony told us that you fell asleep while they were filming your sex scene. Did that really happen?” Gucci Mane replied, “Yes, I was knocked out. I was tired. I had a concert down there in St. Petersburg, one of the days I had to shoot a scene. Same time, same night. We started shooting at ten o’clock in the evening until one or two o’clock.”
You really should read both articles, Baby Birds, because they’re awesome. Nothing particularly surprising – Gucci Mane ad-libbed most of his lines and refused to follow the script – but it’s still funny to read through, largely because it’s exactly what you would expect. It’s almost surprising how few surprises there are.