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An attorney for Boosie Badazz – real name Torrence Hatch – has released an official statement following the popular rapper’s arrest by the feds last week.

The Baton Rouge artist made an appearance in court on Wednesday (June 14) and was arrested by federal agents outside the courtroom following the hearing.

The charges in the gun case stemmed from a traffic stop last month in which Boosie Badazz was discovered to be in possession of two handguns, but the charges have been dismissed. However, he was arrested for unspecified reasons when he left the courtroom.

In a statement on Friday, Boosie’s attorney Meghan A. Blanco sharply questioned the way federal prosecutors had approached the case.

“The circumstances of Mr. Hatch’s arrest have been widely known since early May. Nevertheless, the federal government waited until Mr. Hatch was set to resolve his state case before filing identical federal charges,” Meghan A. Blanco said. “And then, after they took him into custody, they announced that they were unprepared to proceed with his detention hearing. Because the government was ill-prepared, Mr. Hatch was forced to cancel a number of shows over this historic Juneteenth weekend.”

Boosie’s next court date is set for June 29.

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