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An arrest warrant has been issued for Gucci Mane after a Marine partying in a downtown Atlanta nightclub accused the rapper of hitting him in the head with a champagne bottle.
Authorities say 32-year-old James Lettley, of Fort Hood, Texas, tried making conversation with the rapper in the VIP section of Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge on March 16.
The soldier told ABC News’ Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV he was in Atlanta to celebrate his birthday with friends. He said it was his first trip to the city since he had returned home from a deployment to Afghanistan last October.
Police department spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon says the rapper is accused of hitting Lettley in the head, causing a gash on the man’s head. Police say Lettley was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
Apparently the rapper left before they arrived and was possibly traveling in a white Chevy Tahoe.
A representative for Gucci Mane did not immediately respond to a request for comment.