WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is reporting that rapper Lil’ Boosie was released from Louisiana State Penitentiary on Wednesday night. The artist is best known for sparking a “Free Boosie” movement among many fans of hip-hop who believed he was unfairly sentenced to prison. Earlier this year, Boosie’s representatives posted a message to his social media accounts forewarning fans of his imminent release in March. Here’s more on the story from WAFB-TV:
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.
Lil Boosie is scheduled to attend a news conference in New Orleans Monday, organized by Atlantic Records.