After serving time in prison, rapper Lil Boosie has been released.
And while many fans took to social media to celebrate his newfound freedom, singer/actor Jason Weaver took to Instagram to express his disapproval of fan’s actions.
Ok so I see a lot of ppl posting stuff about Lil Boosie getting out of talmbout “Welcome Home” “Boosie Back” and all other kinds of coon s***. Listen man no disrespect to Boosie or anyone else for that matter who has ever been incarcerated, but the problem I have with the IG post of him getting out is it’s being displayed like it’s some kind of thing to celebrate. I’m sorry man, but why can’t we celebrate young black men who have stayed OUT of prison? I’m not judging Boosie or any other individual who may have faced similar circumstances. It would sure be cool tho if we posted more pics of our young brothas receiving high school diplomas, college degrees and cool s*** like that instead of a playa getting out of prison mane. I’m about celebrating milestones in young black men’s lives that we can REALLY be proud of! Like for real, C’Mon son!! Sorry for the rant but I just had to say it. #Kanyeshrug
The 31-year-old rapper whose real name is Torrence Hatch was initially jailed on a marijuana charge in 2009. But during his stay, he was caught attempting to smuggle drugs into prison, so a judge added 8 years to his original sentence.
He served his time at Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Are Jason Weaver’s comments legit?
Why do you think prison stints appear to be glorified more than college degrees in the black community?
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