AceShowbiz - Boosie Badazz a.k.a. Lil Boosie has addressed his encounter with police in South Carolina on Saturday night, March 7. The rapper was apprehended and briefly detained by cops hours before his scheduled concert in Spartanburg.
Going on Instagram Live after his run-in with the police, the Louisiana native claimed police tried to pin weed and gun on him, but they failed. Boosie said there was no weed and "all the guns are legal, so they let us go."
In a video which previously circulated online, the 37-year-old star was seen being put in handcuffs as police searched his tour bus. He, however, was released shortly afterward and was able to make it to the concert and perform for his fans.
In 2010, Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch Jr., was indicted on federal charges on first-degree murder of Terry Boyd. He also faced charges for three counts of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, three counts of "conspiracy to commit possession with intent to distribute narcotics", and two counts of "conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution." He pled not guilty to all charges.
In November 2011, he was sentenced to eight years in state prison after pleading guilty to the drug charges. A jury, however, found Boosie not guilty of first degree murder in May 2012. He was released in March 2014 and remained on parole until 2018. While serving his time in prison, Boosie earned his GED certificate.
The R&B star recently made headlines for his transphobic comments regarding Dwyane Wade's transgender daughter Zaya and his racist post about coronavirus. He recently said that he would stay away from all Chinese people or Asians to avoid getting exposed to the virus. Later, he joked about the health crisis by posting an edited photo of Kevin Garnett wearing a mask while guarding Yao Ming during the NBA All-Star Game.