News: UPDATE: Lil Boosie Releases Statement On 4 Year Jail Sentence, "I Made Some Very Foolish Choices"
Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 3:30PM
Incarcerated rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch has released a statement about being sentenced to a four year jail bid for violating the terms of his probation.
Accepting the blame, Boosie expressed his intent to better his ways and avoid future mistakes.
"I made some very foolish choices, but I was doing the best I could to provide for my family before I went away to jail," he explained regarding why he violated his parole. "Clearly I exercised terrible judgment and I hope to get the opportunity to prove that I can make great decisions for my family and the community in the future." (iHipHop)
The rapper was handed his sentence while in court on Monday (November 9).
District Court Judge Chip Moore revoked Hatch's probation, sending him straight to jail. Hatch was on house arrest with anankle monitor. The monitor indicated that on more than one occasion, Hatch had violated the terms of his release. Judge Moore doubled Hatch's original sentence and ordered him to spend four years in prison. (WAFB News)
Despite the four years, an attorney for Boosie said he believed the rapper would only serve 24 months.
Under a plea deal, Moore was expected to sentence Hatch to 10 years in prison with all but the first two years suspended, meaning he would likely serve about a year. But because Hatch violated portions of Moore's post-plea instructions, the judge sentenced him Monday to 10 years with all but the first four years suspended. "The max he would do is two years,'' East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said after court. James Manasseh, one of Hatch's attorneys, agreed with the district attorney's calculation. (2 The Advocate)
Shocked by the sentence, fellow Southern rapper Lil Scrappy spoke with SOHH to share his reaction.
"I don't know how to react cuz, 'cause it's like d*mn, if anybody noticed, this is the most rappers that done got locked up," Scrappy explained. "I'ma tell you what it is though, it's from certain n*ggas feeling like 'I'm a rapper, I can do whatever the f*ck I wanna do,' and not saying I'm a boss and do whatever I wanna do. If you a boss and you doing whatever you wanna do, you still gonna do it where you gonna be good, you not gonna just be 'Oh, I f*cked up cuz, now I got eight years.' Nah, not like that, they gonna be like 'Eh, I did whatever I had to do, I'm good.' N*ggas be going out their character, cuz. They doin' sh*t they wouldn't even do and they get f*cked up." (SOHH)
Check out Lil Scrappy speaking with SOHH about Lil Boosie below: