Lil’ Boosie just can’t catch a break – or at least that’s the way it seems. However, the truth of the matter is that the “Better Believe It” rapper was never officially released from prison.
According to the International Business Times, the story derived from a hoax that was actually published by Cream BMP Daily. For those who aren’t aware of the comical news website, they are also the publishers who created the outlandish story about Miley Cyrus being pregnant for “Bands A Make Her Dance” rapper Juicy J back in September of last year! The satire site has a history of publishing fabricated stories, filled with grammatical errors, improper punctuation, and unrealistic quips just for the sake of good laugh.
The Lil’ Boosie report actually surfaced on Twitter after being shared by a fake news publication handle in the likeness of TMZ. Once the embellished story was tweeted via the TMZ News handle, it quickly began circulating around the social media network. However, most people still have not realized that the story is only a hoax. The “breaking news” report about the Baton Rouge rapper has been re-tweeted approximately 6,000 times, and has more than 40,000 Facebook Likes.
Lil Boosie Back in Jail 30 Minutes After Release for $80k in Back Child Support.. http://t.co/hHzmfAX73N RT
— TMZ Breaking News (@Tmz_News___) February 18, 2014
The story reports that the 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Torrance Hatch, was released from prison only to be arrested again just 30 minutes later. The report claims Boosie owed more than an estimated $80K in back child support. An erroneous statement was also fabricated by the unidentified sheriff who apprehended him.
“It felt weird as hell putting the cuffs back on him right after taking them off. We don’t get paid overtime for this type of s**t,” said the sheriff.
A woman who is supposedly the mother of the rapper’s kids also weighed in with sentiments regarding the rapper’s alleged “re-arrest.” “Just because you locked up don’t mean you don’t pay yo bills. No mortgage payment, no house. No child support, no kids. Its Simple” Said his baby mother Ranesha Cankle explaining to sheriff’s why she decided to issue the warrant once he was a free man instead of while he was still locked up. “I wanted him to feel what it was like to be free before being locked right back up. Maybe that will motivate his a** to pay bills on time”
The story was created by comedian Cream, who is actually the owner of the site. There is also a disclaimer at the bottom of the page explaining the nature of stories published to the site. “This website is comprised of satire and parody of current news and urban culture. For entertainment purposes only!”
However, XXL Magazine did report that report that Boosie is scheduled to be released sometime this month. While no definite date has been publicly released, the recent report is probably what prompted the hoax!