Rapper declared stage name change to his 1.1 million followers on Twitter, but he canceled the plan 30 minutes later. On Monday, February 4, the rapper wrote, "July 2nd I'm officially changing my rap name to Guwop and retiring the great GucciMane. Thanks Fans, for 8 years as Gucci now it's Wop turn."
The announcement of new name received almost 11,000 retweets. In addition, Gucci's Twitter mention was flooded with fans' plea, such as, "We won't hear that 'Gucci' we love so much." Another fan wrote, "Are you serious, Gucci? Don't change your name dude, please," while another begged, "Please don't do that."