Angola State Penitentiary Warden Burl Cain confirms the rapper, who is legally named Torrence Hatch, was released at 7:10 p.m. He was transferred to a sheriff's department facility in St. Francisville where family members were waiting for him.
Lil Boosie's record label says he will speak at an event Monday
Rapper Lil Boosie will speak at an event in New Orleans on March 10, according to an invitation that was sent to the media Wednesday.
The invite reads "Trill Entertainment and Atlantic Records invites you to hear #BoosieSpeak." The event will be held at the W Hotel at 1 p.m.
A native of Baton Rouge, the rapper has fans worldwide who have commonly used the term "Free Boosie" since his incarceration.
Boosie has been serving prison time on drug charges in 2009. The Louisiana Department of Corrections Wednesday afternoon had the rapper's official release date listed as May 20, 2014.
In 2012, the rapper went on trial for murder but was found not guilty. Prosecutors called more than two dozen witnesses in the trial but a jury rendered a verdict after just one hour of deliberating. He was accused of hiring a man to kill a local rap artist.
He will remain on parole until 2018.
Lil Boosie is scheduled to attend a news conference in New Orleans Monday, organized by Atlantic Records.
Ngl, I'm not a fan except when I'm drunk and I happen to hear his songs but any excuse for a hip hop post tbh. So which one of y'all is getting a Boosie fade to celebrate?? Fave Lil' Boosie song?