Lil Boosie sadly revealed that he has reportedly been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Now, as we continue to learn more about his scary condition, we’ve rounded up five crucial things you need to know about the rapper.
Lil Boosie, 33 — also known as Boosie Badazz — was recently released early from jail just one year ago only to learn that he has now allegedly been diagnosed with kidney cancer. The rapper revealed the tragic news on his Instagram page on Nov. 25, just one day before the Thanksgiving holiday. As the details behind his scary condition continue to come out, we’ve pulled together five facts you need to know about the struggling rapper. Learn more about him here.
1. First, his scary diagnosis.
The Louisiana rapper revealed the upsetting news to his fans in an Instagram post on Nov. 25.“I need all my fans to pray for me,” Lil Boosie allegedly captioned a photo of himself eating on Instagram on Wednesday, Nov. 25, reports TMZ. “Doctor just told me I have cancer on my kidneys.” The alleged caption ended with Boosie asking fans to pray for him, including “prayfaboosie,” which appears to be the suggested hashtag to use. However, it wasn’t long before the alleged caption was eventually deleted from the photo, which the report claims was a result of Boosie’s team — manager, publicist, etc. — who were NOT happy with his decision to reveal the scary news. He has also reportedly been living with diabetes for several years. So sad.
2. He was unexpectedly released from prison early.
Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, was unexpectedly released from a Louisiana State Penitentiary back in March 2014, where he had been since 2009, after he was charged with third degree possession of Marijuana. While in prison, he reportedly got busted for attempting to smuggle drugs (codeine syrup). It looked like Boosie’s prison sentence was going to be increased by eight more years, but that didn’t come to pass. Upon his release, a rep for for the penitentiary told the media that Boosie would be on parole until 2018.
More Need-To-Know Facts About Lil Boosie
3. He reportedly wrote more than 1,000 songs while in prison
Lil Boosie may have been locked up, but that didn’t stop him from working on his music. After his release in March, he told reporters that he was planning on releasing a new album soon, as he wrote over 1,000 song while in prison. At the time, Lil Boosie said he had listened to some of today’s rap music and believed the industry was “wide open” for him to jump back in and become one of today’s most relevant rap stars. He was even said to have written a song about Justin Bieber!
4. He released his first post-jail song just two days after being released.
Upon getting out of a Louisiana State Penitentiary on Mar. 5, Lil Boosie wasted no time getting right back in the game — the rap game, that is — recording his first track in the free world since going into prison in 2009. The song, “Same Game,” featured rhymes pumping with Boosie style, and talks about what it’s like to be in “the rap game,” how it’s still the same game as it’s always been and how it is very similar to a “crap game.” In other words, like the popular dice game, you never know what’s going to happen to you when you are a rapper.
5. He caught heat for going on a homophobic rant just days before revealing his diagnosis.
Lil Boosie came under the line of fire after going on an offensive homophobic tirade on Instagram on Nov. 23. In the lengthy rant, the rapper expressed that since being released from prison, he has been confronted with gay story lines whenever he turns on the TV (he mentions Empire and Love & Hip-Hop specifically), UPROXX reports. His comments were incredibly offensive and of course, have since been deleted.
Our thoughts remain with Lil Boosie as well as his friends and family during this difficult time.