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Gucci Mane checks into a mental institution after entering a plea of mental incompetency for his recent legal issues.

The Atlanta rapper made headlines in November for violating parole when he was arrested for several driving infractions, and subsequently charged with damaging government property and obstruction of property.

According to HipHopEnquirer.com, the Warner Brothers/Asylum Records artist may face over a year of prison time, beginning soon.

Reports indicate that a judge has recommended the rapper serve a felony sentence, while Gucci Mane’s defense team is seeking house arrest.

Gucci Mane’s hearing is presently set for January 24, 2011.

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