Rapper Lil Boosie returned to the stage to perform his first post-prison show in Tennessee on Friday night (11Apr14). The hip-hop star was released from a Louisiana jail last month (Mar14) after serving nearly five years for a drug and gun conviction, but his parole terms meant he was unable to play at a comeback concert in Mississippi on 3 April (14).
However, Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch, managed to get his legal affairs in order, and played in front of a packed crowd at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
He performed tracks including Devils, Exciting, My Struggle and Set It Off, and was joined onstage by fellow rappers Yo Gotti and Young Buck.
Rapper Lil Boosie has been forced to pull out of a performance in Mississippi due to his parole terms. The hip-hop star, real name Torrence Hatch, was released from a Louisiana prison last month (Mar14) after serving nearly five years for a drug and gun conviction, and was keen to get back onstage.
But on Thursday (03Apr14), a concert promoter announced he was unable to guarantee the rapper's appearance at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on 18 April (14) because of the travel restrictions placed on Hatch as part of his parole conditions, according to wapt.com.
Lil Boosie will remain on parole until 2018.
Representatives for rapper Lil Boosie have warned booking agents of an alleged concert scam. The hip-hop star, real name Torrence Hatch, was released from a Louisiana prison earlier this month (Mar14) after nearly five years behind bars.
It has now emerged four booking agents were allegedly fooled by a man pretending to be Boosie's brother, T.Q.
The agents parted with $25,000 (£15,600) thinking they had secured the rapper for a comeback concert, but the fraudsters allegedly vanished with their money.
The alleged victims have contacted police and the real T.Q. - who is in charge of his brother's bookings - also plans to file a report against the scammers, according to TMZ.com.
Four women who have children with rapper Lil Boosie are shooting a new reality TV show about their bizarre bonds. The show focuses on the relationship between Boosie's former fiancee Walnita Decuir and three other women, Tracey, Trivia, and Gerlissa, who have forged friendships over their shared love of the hip-hop star.
Between the four of them, they have mothered seven children with the rapper, who was released from prison on Monday (10Mar14) after five years behind bars.
In footage from the pilot episode, obtained by TMZ.com, Walnita explains how she copes with the rapper's mistresses and details her embarrassment after she was arrested for smuggling drugs into her husband's prison in 2010.
She says, "In June 2010 I was arrested for smuggling drugs into (prison). It was the most embarrassing day of my life. I got five years probation.
"I know he (Boosie) loves me, even with what he did, with the kids that he has, the women that he slept with, he's always shown me love and even his baby mammas know that he loves me (sic)."
The 31-year-old rapper, real name Torrence Hatch, will not appear in the show.
Rap mogul Master P has spoken of his disappointment after his incarcerated brother C-Murder took aim at him in a new track. C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, is currently serving a life sentence at Louisiana State Penitentiary after being found guilty of murdering 16-year-old Steve Thomas in a New Orleans, Louisiana nightclub.
His peer Lil Boosie was released from the same prison last week (05Mar14) after five years behind bars, and on Monday (10Mar14), he released a new track, Came2DaCan, which features C-Murder.
The song's lyrics include barbs against Miller's brother Master P, who now alleges the claims that he has not supported his sibling throughout his legal woes are false.
He tells Allhiphop.com, "I want to see Lil Boosie get a second chance and take over this hip-hop game... but getting on that song with C (Murder) was disappointing. Honestly, the beat was wack and outdated. He gotta know that C has a problem and we're dealing with family issues... I've made C a priority while taking care of all of our families in good and bad times, but he got more love for his friends.
"I love my brother but at times he can be ungrateful and disrespectful. I've spent millions of dollars towards his legal fees in fighting all of his cases... I know he's innocent but he needs to grow up and face reality."
Master P goes on to warn his brother against releasing rap music which could be used against him in any forthcoming appeals against his sentence.
He adds, "I told C that you shouldn't be putting out negative music while you're fighting a life sentence. They're going to use those words against you."
Rapper Lil Boosie has spoken out for the first time since his release from prison, revealing he is ready to head back into the studio after writing more than 1,000 songs while behind bars. Last Wednesday (05Mar14), the hip-hop star was freed after five years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, and Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch, is eager to get back in the rap game with fresh material.
In New Orleans on Monday (10Mar14), Boosie held his first press conference since his release and opened up about how his time in jail affected him and the future of his career.
With family and friends including fellow rappers Bun B, Young Jeezy and Webbie in the audience, he said, "I really got a lot of stories to tell about my life and what my family went through. That just made me a stronger person who knows I can't be slipping. I gotta do right.
"I feel like the music I got, the rap game wide open for me to take over. What I been hearing these last four days on the radio, it’s different from my music... And different brings greatness. I just feel I stand alone in the music industry. That's how I think I'll stay on top."
Boosie already has his sights set on working popular artists, including a singer who's been faced with his own legal troubles over the past few months - Justin Bieber.
The star divulged, "I got a hit (song) for Justin Bieber, and I just got music. I just got good, quality street music."
In total, he wrote 1,018 songs while in prison and has been in the studio every night since his release working on a new album.
Rapper Lil Boosie celebrated his release from prison on Wednesday night (05Mar14) by sharing a new song with his fans. The hip-hop star was freed after five years behind bars at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, and Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch, was so eager to get back to his rap game that he recorded a new track - during the car ride home from jail.
Boosie posted a video on YouTube.com, titled The Ride Home, which featured him sitting in the backseat of a car, while freestyling about his new-found freedom.
In the 54 second clip, he raps, "Labelled me Scarface, Al Capone and Larry Hoover/You and I know it was damn wrong how they judged Boosie.
"Man just trying to take off these jail clothes... Shackled down from my feet to my hands/ Missing my kids, man, a feeling only I can explain... Get back to doing what I was doing with my money machine. Ching, ching."
Representatives at his label Atlantic Records have confirmed Boosie will be making his first official public statement on Monday (10Mar13), during an event in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Rapper Lil Boosie is a free man after he was released from prison on Wednesday night (05Mar14). The hip-hop star, real name Torrence Hatch, left the Louisiana State Penitentiary after nearly five years behind bars.
Angola State Penitentiary Warden Burl Cain confirmed to local news station WAFB that Hatch was released from custody and transferred to a nearby sheriff's department facility, where family members were waiting for his arrival.
Representatives from his label Atlantic Records have announced the 31 year old will speak at a media event in New Orleans on Monday (10Mar14).
The Baton Rouge native has been incarcerated since 2009 following a drug and gun possession conviction, but he was handed an additional eight-year sentence for attempting to smuggle codeine syrup into jail on three separate occasions.
Hatch went on to beat a first-degree murder charge in 2012 after he was found not guilty of hiring a hitman to kill a fellow rap rival.
His release date has changed a number of times over the past few months, after his brother and manager, Taquari Hatch, revealed the star would be out in August (14). The date was consequently moved up to 13 February (14) after he successfully completed a substance abuse course behind bars.
Hatch, who also obtained his high school diploma while behind bars last year (13), will remain on parole until 2018.
Rapper Lil Boosie is set to walk free from prison early after landing a February (14) release date. The hip-hop star, real name Torrence Hatch, was already behind bars in Louisiana for a previous drug and gun possession conviction in 2011, when he was handed an additional eight-year sentence for attempting to smuggle codeine syrup into jail on three separate occasions.
His brother and manager, Taquari Hatch, revealed in December (13) that the rapper would be freed in August (14), but now it appears Boosie will be out on 13 February (14) and he will remain on parole until June, 2018, according to MissInfo.tv.
Reports suggest his release date was brought forward after he impressed officials by successfully completing a substance abuse course behind bars.
His early release is the latest piece of good news for Boosie, who has been incarcerated since 2009 - he beat a first-degree murder charge in 2012 after he was found not guilty of hiring a hitman to kill a rival three years earlier (09).
He also obtained his high school diploma while behind bars last year (13).