Boosie Badazz Takes Lawyers to BET Awards After Release From Jail

Boosie Badazz attends the BET Awards 2023 at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

Boosie Badazz returned to the red carpet on Sunday at the BET Awards, following his release from federal custody.

The rapper posed for photographers and showed off his jewelry outside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles — just days after a federal judge in San Diego ordered his release.

The hip-hop star even brought two VIPs to the awards — his lawyers.

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Rap All-Stars posted a video on Twitter of Boosie seated next to his two attorneys.

“I’m in the building. I’m back outside, whoo! And I got my attorneys with me,” an excited Boosie said. “I’m the only person at the awards with my attorneys.”

Boosie also jumped out of his seat when the DJ played his music inside the theater.

The rapper, born Torrence Hatch Jr., was arrested outside a courtroom in San Diego on June 14, moments after he appeared in court on a separate weapons case.

Just as it seemed his latest legal ordeal had ended, federal authorities took him into custody even though his local gun case had just been dismissed by the San Diego County district attorney’s office.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California said the rapper allegedly violated federal laws that prohibit a previously convicted felon from possessing a firearm — essentially the same charge local prosecutors dismissed.

The rapper had prior felony convictions in his home state of Louisiana on drug charges.

A federal judge granted Boosie bail on June 20 in San Diego, although prosecutors argued against releasing him — saying he was a danger to the community and a flight risk.

Boosie’s lawyer, Meghan Blanco, countered that her client had complied with local rules in the case that led to his arrest by the feds, and he was not a flight risk.

TMZ reported Boosie was released on Friday night after posting a $100,000 bond.