MTV Sucker Free Presents Lil Boosie And Fantasia

*Lil’ Boosie is a free man.

The rapper was released just after 7 p.m. Wednesday from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he had been serving an eight-year sentence on drug charges.

The 31-year-old rapper — whose real name is Torrence Hatch — remains on supervised parole until 2018, according to the AP.

Boosie’s Angola stint began in 2009 after pleading guilty to a third-offense marijuana possession charge. Since then, he’s faced numerous accusations, including a highly publicized murder trial in the 2009 killing of Terry Boyd. He was acquitted of first-degree murder in Boyd’s death in May 2012.

The warden said the time and date of Hatch’s release wasn’t made public “just to keep everything calm.”