Lil Boosie Admits to Being a Drug Addict

The rapper seeks treatment for addiction to codeine.

Posted: 11/30/2011 11:53 AM EST
Lil Boosie admits to drug addiction

Lil  Boosie's had a tough road since being indicted on first degree murder charges last June. Yesterday (November 29) the Baton Rouge rapper was sentenced to an eight-year jail term for an unrelated drug-smuggling charge.

 

In light of the bad news, Boozie Bad Azz has decided to focus on the positive and now says the drug sentence could be a blessing in disguise. Boosie said he's hoping it will allow him to participate in a drug rehab program and beat his addiction to codeine.

 

"Don't worry about me," he said in a statement to TMZ. "I am getting help with my drug addiction and I accept full responsibility for the choice I made."

 

Boosie was busted this summer by an undercover agent when he and a group of inmates attempted to have codeine smuggled into their Louisiana state prison. He has been serving time there while awaiting trial for a separate drug-possession charge and the first-degree murder of Torrence L. Hatch, a crime for which he maintains his innocence.

 

"I am going to fight the false murder charge till the end," Boosie said. "Love you all."

 

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 (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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