Gucci Mane thinks fashion in hip-hop has grown more daring and "mature".
The 36-year-old rapper is pleased his peers have begun "embracing" designer clothes and are more experimental with their wardrobe choices.
He said: "I love fashion in hip-hop right now -- I love how people are just taking risks, and I love how they're embracing the high-end designers. There's a more fitted, grown, mature look now.
"I love the way the young kids take chances with what they wear. Fashion is a part of your personality--it's an extension of yourself. You can't really get more personal than what you choose to put on. You can learn so much about a person when you see how they present themselves to the world."
The 'Gucci Please' rapper - whose real name is Radric Davis - is currently under house arrest as he finishes his sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and during his time behind bars and then unable to leave home, he has shed over 75lbs and is thrilled his slimline look means he can now fit into the clothes he's always admired.
He told Vogue online: "I've always been really into fashion and clothes. I've always liked Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hugo Boss, and just anything dope that catches my eye. Before I was incarcerated, I had gotten so overweight that I couldn't fit into any of the clothes I wanted to wear. So with the time I was away, I decided I was going to lose weight so I could be able to wear all the brands that I really like...
"It definitely gives me a chance to experiment more with my style--it gives me something to look forward to. I'm shooting some videos at the top of the month for my new project, and I'm really focused on training right now so I can look good in my clothes. I really love to dress and I really love to stay fresh, so that keeps me in the gym and motivated."
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