Lil Boosie’s recent legal troubles have been an ongoing nightmare for the Baton Rogue rapper. His original incarceration for murder has since been compounded with charges of attempting to smuggle codeine into prison and reportedly making threats against East Baton Rouge’s District Attorney. Now, Boosie’s mother Connie Hatch speaks out her son’s incarceration.
In an interview with The Poster Magazine earlier this month, Ms. Hatch spoke on her son’s life on the inside. She that due to his recent infractions and number of other minor missteps, Boosie receives only one hour a day outside of his cell, and that he has been denied any contact with the outside world until this December.
“He’s always locked down,” said Hatch. “For example, a three-way call – he’s locked down for that. And most inmates make three-way calls. He’s locked down for another inmate taking a picture of him – [the inmate] sent it to his girlfriend and the girlfriend put it on the Internet. Whether or not the other inmate was punished, I don’t know. But because of these two incidents Torrance has been locked down since June. From June until December. No telephone calls, no contact, no store. He’s locked up in the cell for 23 hours. The only time he comes out is one-hour a day.”
Ms. Hatch also spoke on whether she’s received any support from any of her son’s numerous collaborators. She explains that the only rapper to come to her aid thus far has been Young Jeezy, who she says is in the process of trying to contact her son’s attorney. She even added that Boosie’s own labelmates Webbie, Foxx and Lil Phat have been profiting off his bid in the bing by hosting “Free Boosie” concerts, which falsely claim to contribute funds to the rapper’s family.
“Not one rapper [has called], she explained. “The only person I have spoken with is Young Jeezy. I heard from him but he hasn’t done anything as of yet. But the rest of them, you hear from them, but when you call them, they know my number so they don’t respond. My child was not like that. He gave to everybody.”
She added, “Ever since Torrance has been in jail they have been giving ‘Free Boosie Concerts.’ We haven’t reaped any money from any ‘Free Boosie Concerts.’ Not any. Not even his children. They have people thinking that this concert is being sponsored to help Torrance. I contacted them about nine months ago and one of the guys told me it’s not true. But I found out because I received flyers from people in different states.”
At the end of the day, Ms. Hatch maintains her son’s innocence in the case. She claims that he’s not the type of person to authorize anyone’s murder, let alone pull the trigger himself. In the end, she says only God can judge him now.
“Torrance is not criminal material,” she said. “That’s just the type of person that he is. He’s not like that. He has a heart that you would not believe. You see all of these negative images but they never put the positive images out there. The [annual] Easter Bash, he’s very concerned about education, [he gave away bikes to boost attendance], it was very successful, sponsoring the Lil’ BREC [youth] football team.”
She added, “You do not judge a person on lyrics, their color. When it’s time for God to come back, he’s going to judge us, not for our color, not for our character, it’s our heart. I don’t want them to put Torrance on a high pedal-stool but he will be treated fairly. If it takes the last breath of Ms. Hatch to stand up. It will.”