Boosie Badazz looks like he might be one step closer to freedom, having been granted bond in his federal gun case — although it’s not clear when he’ll actually be released.
Last Wednesday (June 14), the Baton Rouge rapper was nabbed by feds while exiting a courtroom in San Diego, CA. He had just had a separate gun case dismissed by a judge, but the victory was short-lived as he was arrested as soon as he stepped out the building.
It was later revealed that Boosie (real name Torrence Hatch Jr.) was being held on multiple gun charges, including “felony possession of a firearm and transporting firearms across highways.” His original request for bond was denied.
According to federal court documents, which were obtained by TMZ on Friday (June 16), the “Wipe Me Down” rapper earned himself an indictment thanks to some ill-advised Instagram Live posts.
In the posts, Boosie Badazz can be seen tucking a gun into the waistband of his jeans. The posts, which were originally made last month, were essentially what got Boosie in trouble as Federal law prohibits convicted felons from carrying and/or owning guns.
However, at a hearing on Tuesday (June 20), a judge granted the rapper bond and set the amount at $50,000, according to his lawyers Meghan Blanco and Damon Alimouri (via TMZ).
Prosecutors reportedly wanted to keep Boosie in custody until trial, but the judge ended up denying their request. However, it’s unclear as to when or if he will be released.
Right after his federal arrest, Boosie’s team issued a statement to XXL. “Boosie asks for prayers as he deals with this unfortunate circumstance in his life. He hopes that he can rejoin his family soon and knows that God got him.”
He added an apology for his actions on Twitter: “I wanna take this time to apologize to my kids. I’m sorry and I love y’all forever.”
In light of his recent arrest, Boosie appears to want to liquidate some assets and get his hands on some cash. The Louisiana native recently put his Rolls-Royce truck up for sale and he’s looking for a sizeable six-figure payday.
Boosie took to Instagram on the same day he was arrested seeking a $240,000 offer in cash in exchange for the luxury vehicle.
“240k CASH DM ME AND SEND ME CONTACT IF INTERESTED,” he wrote imploring those interested and flush with cash to message him.