Lil Boosie Hopes Jail Time Will Boost His Career
Baton Rogue, Louisiana rapper Lil Boosie spoke to AllHipHop.com about his upcoming 10 month jail sentence for gun and marijuana possession charges. Lil Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, was arrested in October of 200b8, after police found gun, a bag of marijuana and a cigar loaded with marijuana. Boosie, who recently released his album Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz, is scheduled to be sentenced to 10 months in prison on November 9.
Its just a minor setback, Lil Boosie told AllHipHop.com. I am not even a convicted felon and they are giving me time.
Boosie, 25, originally faced a 10-sentence because of the gun and the fact that it was his third time for being arrested for possession of marijuana.
Upon his release, he will be placed on active supervised probation for two-to-five years. Once his probation is successfully completed, the gun charge will be dropped from Lil Boosies record. If he is re-arrested, tests positive for drugs or fails to show up for his sentencing on November 9, the full 10-year jail term could be imposed.Before I take them to trial, I am going to take my year like a real man and come back home and let that boost my career more, Lil Boosie told AllHipHop.com. Its just crazy how the Louisiana court system works."
Lil Boosie is one of several top Louisiana rappers who are currently incarcerated.
In 2003 popular New Orleans rapper Mystikal was sentenced to six years in prison for sexual battery.
Former Hot Boy and Cash Money Millionaire Turk is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence for second-degree attempted murder, for allegedly shooting and wounding a SWAT team member during a drug raid in 2004.
Former No Limit rapper Corey C-Murder Miller was sentenced to a mandatory sentence of life in prison last August, after he was convicted of shooting a 16-year-old to death in a now-defunct Jefferson Parish nightclub.
Lil Boosie is currently planning to release an upcoming mixtape with Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy.