Lil’ Boosie, a famous rapper hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is reportedly now a free man. Here’s what you need to know about Lil’ Boosie’s early release from prison, what landed him there in the first place, Twitter’s response to him being free and much, much more.
1. He Was Reported to Be Released Early on Wednesday Night (March 5)
Rap Artist Lil Boosie was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola Wednesday night.
— WAFB (@WAFB) March 6, 2014
The Tweet seen above was released by news station WAFB lat night (March 5, 2014). It was soon confirmed by the Angola State Penitentiary in the following press release statement:
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Rap Artist Lil Boosie was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola Wednesday night. Angola State Penitentiary Warden Burl Cain confirms the rapper, who is legally named Torrence Hatch, was released at 7:10 p.m. He was transferred to a sheriffs department facility in St. Francisville where family members were waiting for him.
Boosie’s daughter released this controversial video in Instagram when news of her father’s release bacame public (she used the “N” word):
Hit up the following TMZ LINK to hear how fellow Louisiana rapper Webbie felt about Boosie’s newfound freedom.
2. He Was Supposed to Be Released in February 2013
31-year-old Lil’ Boosie (Terrence Hatch) was originally sent to prison due to a marijuana charge that came in 2009. In 2011, Boosie was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to his drug charges. A jury later found Boosie not guilty of alleged 1st-degree murder. While in prison, he got busted for attempting to smuggle drugs (codeine syrup). It looked like Boosie’s prison sentence was going to be increased by seven more years, but that didn’t come to pass.
In December 2013, it was revealed that he was supposed to be released on August 18, 2014. However, Boosie’s brother/manager announced that the release date had been pushed up to February 2014. Later on (January 29, 2014, it was later reported that Boosie would be freed on February 13, 2014, then it changed to the following week. Now it’s definite – Lil’ Boosie has been freed on March 5, 2014. Boosie will remain on parole until 2018.
3. His Record Label Will Be Holding a Press Conference For Him
— Boosie BadAzz (@LilBoosie_) March 6, 2014
Lil’ Boosie’s record label home, Atlantic Records, will hold a celebratory press conference next Monday (March 10, 2014) in New Orleans.
4. His Last Solo Album Was Released in 2010
Lil’ Boosie’s last solo album effort was released back in 2010 – Incarcerated. The album debuted at #13 on the top Billboard 200 upon release and sold 30,000 copies during its first week on store shelves.
Check out the music video below to get a sample of Lil’ Boosie’s music:
5. Twitter Has Responded With Some Not So Kind Responses to His Release
Lord, they know who Lil Boosie is…….but they didn't have a clue who Nelson Mandela was. #HelpYourPeople
— Joshua Bingham (@binghamology) March 6, 2014
Twitter wasted no time is responding to the news of Lil’ Boosie’s newfound freedom. Some of the Tweets you’ll see below certainly mocked the rapper’s early exit from prison:
How I was last night when all i saw was lil boosie on my TL pic.twitter.com/dANVMHUU5p
— Destiny✨ (@_YoungWreckless) March 6, 2014
Lil Boosie gon be on MySpace like where everybody at ?
— IG : @Lanadelmike (@Mikedopee) March 6, 2014
Lil Boosie you comin to church this Sunday or nah?
— God (@itsGodAlmighty) March 6, 2014
How lil boosie left jail pic.twitter.com/g23ZHgmDdV
— Ayo Potter BlesSquad (@AyoPotter) March 6, 2014