Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie has decided to provide fans an update on his status behind bars and his mental state as he prepares to face a murder trial this spring.
In the open letter, Boosie thanks fans for their undying support despite being in jail.
"First, I want to than you all of you for supporting me through these hard time. Last month I was sentence to 8 years with credit for time served so i will have to do 19 months on that sentence. I go to trial for this murder charge in April so please keep me in your prayers. To all my fans who write me through J-Pay make sure you put your address so I can respond. Its hard to write every body back but I will try my best to do so. I would also like my all my fans to support Young Jeezy new album TM 103 hes a real n*gga with a big heart. I want to thank Plies, Yo Gotti, Marcus Spears, Jout Dallas, Earl Wayne and Jamarcus Russell for keeping it real with me and Pacman also. My daughter Iviona album will be coming soon so be on the lookout for it. Its HOTT!!!"
He also showed his appreciation for fans supporting him with donations and petitions.
"I really appreciate everybody whos supporting www.boosiejustice.com and everyone who has sign the petition and brought Boosie Gear. I want all my fans to know that yall are so special to me because without you there would be no me. Congrats to Webbie on his new album Savage Life 3. New Boosie DVD "The Come Up" will be in stores soon. Life Story Book "The Truth" in stores end of 2012. My label, Bad Azz Ent, will be dropping a compilation this year and you already know how we do it. I want to thank GOD for everything and now I know the real from the fake and I can say that not too many are not real. I also want to send love to the realest woman in the world my MAMA Mrs. Connie whos my best friend, mama, spiritual advisor and #1 Fan."
Rap newcomer Mingo Baby made headlines last month after tatooing "Free Lil Boosie" on his face.
Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie has a fan in a fellow MC, Mingo Baby. The indie rhymer, signed to Hoodii Boy Entertainment, showcased his appreciation for the locked up entertainer by inking his face with a Free Lil Boosie tattoo. In a two-minute video clip, Mingo Baby flaunts his jewelry -- a tiny cross chain -- and sips on a bottle of store bought lean -- cough syrup -- while explaining his reasons for getting the surprising facial art over his right eye -- check the photo of it below. "Boosie my motherf---in' n----," he shouts. "I done rocked shows with this n----, man. He one hundred. I love that n----. I love his pain, b... I take the pain away. I ask God to take the pain away. I pray every day. I don't give a f--- what ya'll think, man."
In late November, Boosie was sentenced to eight years behind bars for drug smuggling.
Now, Boosie's lawyer tells us ... the rapper is happy with the resolution -- because Boosie is confident officials will allow him to participate in a drug rehab program so he can beat his addiction to codeine and other drugs. Boosie -- who's also facing 1st degree murder charges in an unrelated case -- released a statement to TMZ ... saying, "Don't worry about me I am getting help with my drug addiction and I am accepting full responsibility for the choice I made." Boosie adds, "I am going to fight the false murder charge till the end. Love you all."
A couple years ago, Boosie was indicted on murder charges dating back to October 2009.
Torrance "Lil Boosie" Hatch was indicted in the October 21st shooting death of Terry Boyd. Michael Louding and Adrian Pittman are also indicted on first degree charges on Boyd's murder. East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore says all three of the alleged killers meet the criteria of first degree charges. Moore said that the death penalty is not out of the question. Hatch and girlfriend Walnita Decuir along with a former Dixon Correctional Institute guard and an inmate were also indicted on drug charges.