Lil Boosie did not land back in jail or prison over marijuana possession, as that’s was from an article published on a “satire” news site. But the Louisiana rapper on Saturday released new music.
An article published on Huzlers.com–a fake news site–said he was sent back to jail after he was released from prison on Wednesday. “Rapper Lil Boosie finds himself in jail again for marijuana possession. In just less than 24 hours from being released from a Louisiana prison, Lil Boosie has been arrested again for illegal drugs and if found guilty, will receive a minimum of 2 years in prison,” it reads, adding: “The two officers then searched Boosie and found a bag filled with a quarter-pound of weed in his jacket pocket.”
But on the bottom of each page, the website has a disclaimer that reads: “Huzlers.com is a combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.” No mainstream media outlets covered Boosie getting arrested again.
However, a large number of people shared the article on Facebook and Twitter this week and made references to it, apparently believing he went back to jail. It got more than 110,000 shares on Facebook.
Lil Boosie–who was released Wednesday night after spending nearly five years in a Louisiana prison on marijuana charges–released new music on Friday and Saturday.
Boosie–born Torrence Hatch–also put out “The Ride Home Freestyle” less than 24 hours after he got out of prison, which was uploaded to YouTube.
“Man it’s time to take off these jail clothes/ Go get my Boosie fade,” he says. “Shackled down from my feet to my hands/ Missing my kids, man, a feeling only I can explain,” he continues.
He was first jailed in 2010 when he was indicted on first-degree murder charges related to the October 2009 shooting of Terry Boyd. Boosie was accused of hiring a man to shooting him but he was found not guilty two years later.
But a few months after that, he pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to smuggle drugs.
When he was released earlier this week, Twitter erupted and his name trended on the social media site.