Word is out and so is Lil Boosie. The Baton Rouge rapper, whose real name is Torence Hatch, has spent 52 months in Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. During the press conference hosted by Atlantic Records and held at the W Hotel in New Orleans, he revealed he wrote more than 1,000 songs while behind bars. Angela Yee of Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club served as event moderator of the live stream press conference.
With the support of Trill Entertainment, Atlantic Records, the 40K people who logged on and the 177K overall viewers, #BOOSIESPEAKS reached its ‘trending’ peak on Twitter, becoming one of the largest urban streams in Atlantic Records history.
Lil Boosie’s legal team explained the conditions under which Boosie was released and his upcoming trial. He must adhere to the terms of his supervised probation for up to four years to remain a free man; beginning with a status hearing, he is scheduled to attend Thursday in 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge.
“The court will hopefully identify with the circumstances of his career and give him the opportunity and the leniency that he needs,” attorney Roy Maughan offered.
Longtime supporters and rap royalty Bun B addressed the audience, followed by Jeezy and Webbie. Yee briefly interviewed Lil Boosie before opening the floor for questions from various media outlets in attendance. Boosie also took fan’s questions submitted through Twitter.
Lil Boosie later posed for pictures with record label executives, family and friends.
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