According to his lawyers, Boosie may soon be a free man.
Good new, folks. According to journalist Jeff Weiss, who's been covering Lil Boosie's trial for Rolling Stone, it looks the Louisiana emcee will be coming home in no more than five months' time. Although no official date has been set, the approximation was officially announced by his attorneys.
In 2011, Boosie began serving an eight-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to drug charges stemming from an attempt to smuggle marijuana, ecstasy and codeine into jail. Later, in 2012, he was found not guilty in the first-degree murder of Terry Boyd, although the individual who Boosie allegedly hired to murder Boyd (17-year-old Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding) is still facing murder charges.
Boosie's sentence may have been cut short due to his good behavior, seeing as he recently finished the prison's GED program.
You can read Weiss' tweets on the matter below.
Who's looking forward to Boosie's return?
Just got word that judges have agreed to give back Boosie's hard drives and computers. It means a whole lot of new Boosie music coming soon.— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) September 14, 2013
No official release date yet for Boosie's return. But his attorneys say no more than four to five months from today.— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) September 14, 2013
[UPDATE: Lil Boosie To Be Released August 2014]
Lil Boosie's release date has been moved up, although you'll still have to wait more than five months before the rapper is a free man.
According to Nola, the Baton Rouge native is listed with the Lousiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections as having a release date of August 18th, 2014, this is despite rumors that he would be out by November of this year.
While Boosie is now set to get out next year, he will remain on supervision until June 17th, 2018.
Boosie first entered jail in 2009 after pleading guilty to a marijuana possession charge (his third offense), which earned him a four-year prison stay, as he had also violated his parole. In 2011 he was charged with attempting to smuggle in drugs to prison, thus adding eight years to his sentence.