Boosie is back. Less than a week after being released from prison, the Baton Rouge rapper celebrated his return home at a post-prison press conference in New Orleans on Monday.
Boosie, who had been behind bars for 52 months for a drug conviction, spoke to the press during the #BoosieSpeaks event presented by Atlantic Records and Trill Entertainment. He was joined by some of his close industry friends including Bun B, Jeezy, and Webbie.
“It’s a big day for hip-hop,” said Jeezy as he addressed the room full of reporters.
Boosie’s mother, a retired principal, also thanked the crowd before his three lawyers discussed his legal issues.
They confirmed that he has served all his time for criminal offenses and is currently on probation for as long as four more years.
Dressed in all white and sunglasses, Boosie was in good spirits when he finally took a seat in a throne alongside “The Breakfast Club” host Angela Yee.
“They said I had more release dates than Jordan,” he joked. “Right now, it feels like some good dreams I had in jail. I’m just really enjoying the moment, being with my family, all of the people who looked out for me, all of the people who loved me.”
When he left jail, the first thing he did was go to Baton Rouge and pick up his kids, against his lawyers and mother’s advice. “We just went and played at the hotel all night,” he said.
During the interview, he revealed that he wrote 1,018 songs while incarcerated, including “a hit for Justin Bieber.”
He is currently working on a new album for Trill Entertainment and Atlantic Records and plans to tour.
While he joked about being new to Twitter and Instagram (He has yet to tweet for himself), he did acknowledge social media’s role in building his buzz.
“I feel like I got more fans because of social media,” he said.
He ended the conference by thanking his supporters.
“I just want to thank everybody for coming to this event, showing me love,” said a grateful Boosie.
Watch the full press conference below.
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