Lil” Boosie fell upon the path that many poverty stricken teens take. Neglected by his parents, Boosie left home, quit school, and decided to embrace gangs in is life who offered him the love his parents couldn’t. Boosie rose to fame in 2003 thanks to his rap career and wound up making millions of dollars. Unfortunately, with this particular way of life, when you’re in, you’re in, and poor Boosie kept his ties to the streets to close which in turn became his downfall.
According to prosecutors, Boosie hired a minor to carry out the murders of numerous gang rivals. The teen, who has subsequently been charged with six counts of first degree murder, was supposedly paid a sum of money close to $30,000 dollars to kill his gang-member’s rivals. The teen has pled not guilty to the murders as well as Lil’ Boosie. The crimes were said to be “over turf” and if found guilty, both parties face the death penalty.
It goes to show how that violence and drugs portrayed in some music could actually be reality in the lives of these rappers. Boosie made some horrible decisions and will rightfully feal the wrath of his consequences if found guilty. I’m sure Boosie has a lot of followers, and if these are the types of role models we have in America today, what can we say about the youth of our country?