The time has finally come. On Monday, Mar. 10, Lil’ Boosie made his first public appearance during a live press conference in New Orleans, LA. The rapper was welcomed home by family, close friends, business acquaintances, and fellow rappers Bun. B, Webbie, and Def Jam recording artist and Atlantic Recordings A&R Young Jeezy.
The rapper spoke about a number of experiences during his time in prison. He also shared exactly what he did upon getting released, revealing that he went to spend time with his children. He openly expressed his love for his “seven kids,” whom he referred to as a “football team.” He also revealed that he wrote exactly 1,018 songs while incarcerated, and that he’s currently working on his album.
While he’s not social media savvy right now, he did accredit social media platforms, namely Twitter, for expanding his fan base. Boosie went on to explain give fans a glint of what his life was like in prison, revealing that he was on lockdown for more than 22 hours a day.
The Baton Rouge rapper, whose real name is Torrance Hatch, first entered the prison system back in 2009, was released on Wednesday, Mar. 5 from the Louisiana State Penitentiary, widely referred to as Angola. According to Times Picayune, Boosie pleaded guilty to a marijuana possession charge.
The third-offense charge earned the “Better Believe It” rapper four years of incarceration. The sentence was enforced when the judge determined that the charge was an immediate violation of his probation.
Then in 2011, he pleaded guilty to a smuggling charge, which he incurred while in prison. However, in May of 2012, he avoided serving additional time when he was acquitted of murder of the 2009 murder of Terry Boyd.
Boosie has a routine hearing scheduled for Thurs. Mar. 13. He will be on probation for approximately four more years. Boosie plans to begin touring sometime within the next month. He has wrote the script for his own biopic and authored a book that he plans to shop around for publishing. Further information and updates will be posted to the rapper’s website BoosieSpeaks.com.
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