Lil Booise did not head back to jail or prison for marijuana possession, which is what one fake news site is claiming.
An article published on Huzlers–a “satire” news site–on Thursday wrote that “rapper Lil Boosie finds himself in jail again for marijuana possession. In just less than 24 hours from being released from a Louisiana prison.”
It continues: “Lil Boosie has been arrested again for illegal drugs and if found guilty, will receive a minimum of 2 years in prison.”
Huzlers has a disclaimer on the bottom of every page that reads, “Huzlers.com is a combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.”
No credible mainstream or local media outlets said that he was sent back to jail. The Huzlers article offers no sources, and it usually only publishes fake news.
As of Thursday evening, the fake news article had more than 10,000 shares on Facebook.
Lil Boosie was released early from prison on Wednesday after being locked up for around five years. He pleaded guilty to drug charges–specifically marijuana possession–in 2009 and was sent to a prison in Louisiana.
In 2012, the rapper–born Torrence Hatch–was exonerated for the more serious charge of murder.
Boosie is slated to hold a press conference on Monday, hosted by Atlantic Records.
On Thursday, TMZ posted photos of Boosie buying clothes for his family in Louisiana. The website said that Boosie went to The Esplanade Mall in Kenner, Louisiana on Thursday.
Warden Burl Cain says the 31-year-old rapper left the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola after 7 p.m. Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. Boosie remains on supervised parole until 2018, Cain said.
Cain told the news agency that Boosie’s release wasn’t publicized heavily to “just to keep everything calm.”
In early February, Boosie told BET that “I can’t wait to get out and squash all this [expletive],” referring to rumors about performing and possibly about his brother booking dates for him before he was released.
“I think the folks are waiting for my return to the game,” he added.
Boosie said that while he’s been in prison, he wrote dozens of songs. The music, he said, will showcase his growth as “a son, a father, a man.”
Fans have been eagerly awaiting his release from prison–with #FreeBoosie trending on Twitter a number of times in recent months.