Lil Boosie wasn’t released this week and then jailed 30 minutes later over $80,000 in back child support payments. That was a fake news report published on a “satire” website.
Reports earlier this month said he won’t get out until March, and he gave an interview with BET about new music a few weeks ago.
But the fake article–published on Cream Bmp Daily a few days ago–doesn’t have a shred of truth to it. According to its disclaimer, Cream Bmp is written by comedian CREAM. “CreamBmp.com Written by comedian CREAM. This website is comprised of satire and parody of current news and urban culture. For entertainment purposes only,” it reads.
Thousands of people thought that Boosie was released this week after a fake TMZ Twitter account tweeted out a screenshot of the Cream Bmp article.
However, according to reports more than a week ago, Lil Boosie is likely slated to be released in March, but it’s unclear when.
Boosie, born Torrence Hatch in Louisiana, was jailed in 2009 after he pleaded guilty on drug charges. In early February, there were reports saying that he would be released this month. He was acquitted of murder in 2012.
LA Weekly reporter Jeff Weiss said that he won’t get out until next month.
“Just received confirmation that Boosie will not be getting out of jail next week. However, his release is imminent — most likely in March,” he wrote on Twitter more than a week ago.
“A parole board hearing was scheduled for Boosie next week but was canceled, because it didn’t make sense considering his release is so soon,” Weiss added. “Boosie still has to finish up some classes & then his release date will be officially re-calculated — tentatively, he’ll be home in March.”
Boosie told BET in early February: “I can’t wait to get out and squash all this [expletive],” referring to rumors about performing.
“I think the folks are waiting for my return to the game,” he also told the website.
Boosie added that he wrote dozens, or possibly hundreds of songs, in prison and talked about new music. The music will show his growth as “a son, a father, a man,” he said.
Over the past few months, fans have been eagerly awaiting his impending release, with #FreeBoosie trending on Twitter a number of times.