Bun B tweets that he has verified Lil Boosie’s release date from prison.
Bun B tweeted today (January 31) that Lil Boosie, whom he refers to as “Boosie Bad Ass” in his tweet, will be released from prison February 13.
“Boosie Bad Ass gets home on February 13. Confirmed. Get ready,” Bun B’s tweet said.
Lil Boosie was arrested in 2009 for a third-offense marijuana possession charge and violation of probation. Two years later, and while still incarcerated, the rapper was sentenced to an additional eight years of hard labor after pleading guilty to drug charges stemming from an attempt to smuggle codeine, ecstasy and marijuana into prison.
The drug charges brought against the Bad Azz Entertainment founder came while he awaited trial for first-degree murder charges after he allegedly ordered a hit on a 35-year-old Baton Rouge man in late 2009. Boosie was found not guilty by a Baton Rouge jury in May of 2012, according to the USA Today. If convicted on the first-degree murder charges, the rapper would have faced a possible life sentence.
Lil Boosie’s brother and manager Taquari Hatch spoke with NOLA.com in December about the rapper’s progression in prison and the possibility of an early release. NOLA’s article reports that Boosie’s early release is a function of his completion of a substance abuse class and two other classes. In March of last year, HipHopDX reported that Lil Boosie had completed his GED while behind bars.
“He has plans to go straight to the studio to begin working on an album as well as his tour,” Boosie’s brother told NOLA in December, before adding that he will begin touring in “late spring, early summer.” The same article also reports that Lil Boosie can expect post-release supervision by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections well into 2018.