Jason Weaver Calls out Black People for Celebrating Lil Boosie’s Prison Release, Refuses to Retract
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
The internet nearly broke down once it was confirmed that Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie was finally freed from prison after there were so many conflicting reports regarding his release date.
Boosie’s fans were so excited to welcome the rapper back that he was pretty much a trending topic on Twitter for over 24 hours.
But “ATL” actor Jason Weaver was not one of those rejoicing in Lil Boosie’s freedom. In fact, he took to his Instagram account to call out black people for celebrating Boosie’s prison release. He posted the following photo and writes in the caption:
Ok so…. I see a lot ppl on IG posting stuff about Lil Boosie gettin out of prison, talmbout “Welcome Home” “Boosie Back” and all kinds of other c**n sh*t. Listen man, no disrespect to Boosie or anyone else for that matter who has ever been incarcerated, but the problem I have with the IG posts regarding him gettin out is it’s being displayed like it’s some kind of thing to celebrate. I’m sorry man, but why can’t we celebrate young black men who have stayed OUT of prison? I’m not judging Boosie or any other individual who may have faced similar circumstances. It would sure be cool though if we posted more pics of our young brothas receiving high school diplomas, college degrees, and cool sh*t like that instead of a playa gettin out of prison mane. I’m about celebrating milestones in young black men’s lives that we can REALLY be proud of! Like for real… C’mon son!! Sorry for the rant, but I just had to say it.#KanyeShrug
The actor’s Instagram post caused quite the stir, but he took to his Facebook page to let folks know he’s not retracting anything. He writes:
Well looks like the kid kicked up a lil bit of dust up yesterday with a post that I placed on Instagram yesterday. First and foremost, let me say this..I will NOT retract my statement from the earlier post, nor will I apologize for saying what I said. I only spoke THE TRUTH whether it offended some people or not.
Weaver also says he was not personally attacking Lil Boosie, but he wanted to express his disappointment with some individuals for making such a big deal out of his prison release.