Social media erupted in March when Louisiana rapper Lil Boosie was freed from prison after serving five years on drug charges and beating a first-degree murder rap.
Boosie, who's real name is Torrence Hatch, became a social media sensation thanks to his fans tweeting #FreeBoosie so much over the years that many non-rap fans started to question "What's a Boosie and why is it free?"
The day is here! Lil Boosie Was Released From Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana Today http://t.co/g6RqK8WsWh pic.twitter.com/R7vyXXuEc3 — Karεn Ciѵil (@KarenCivil) March 6, 2014
Now, not only is Boosie out of prison, he's expected to perform at a Car & Bike show at the Ladson Fairgrounds. The show is expected to run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Organizer Carlos "Cartel" Brown said Thursday that he expects at least 2,000 people at what he said will be a family event with jump castles and vendors.
"It's more like a festival," Brown said. "It just so happens Boosie is performing. When I do it next year we will have someone different. Maybe Justin Bieber or someone like that."
Charleston County Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson confirmed the promoters have hired 31 off-duty deputies and 20 private security guards to provide security at the event.
While Boosie is free from prison, he's not free to see. Advance tickets cost $20 and will nearly double if bought at the door. A meet-and-greet with Boosie will cost $200.
Boosie had been in prison on various drug convictions since 2009 but in 2012 he was found not-guilty of first-degree murder.
Boosie has hit the ground running since his release, scheduling shows all over the Southeast.
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