Posted: Mar 13, 2014 10:45 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Mar 13, 2014 11:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - A judge ordered recently-released rapper Torrence Hatch, also known as Lil Boosie, to perform 100 hours of community service and submit to random drug tests during his four-year probation on a drug conviction.
Judge Chip Moore congratulated Hatch Thursday on getting his GED while in prison. Hatch was released early last week after earning good behavior and educational credits.
Moore also ordered Hatch take a drug test Thursday. When asked if he had any drugs in his system, Hatch said "No, sir."
Hatch pleaded guilty to drug charges and served four years of an eight-year sentence. His probation will cover the last four years of his sentence. He plans to speak to children about the importance of staying in school to fulfill his community service requirements.
Hatch held his first media event this week in New Orleans, just days after his release from Angola state penitentiary. He said while in prison he wrote more than 1,000 songs, and had spent every night since his release in the studio.
News 2's Chris Nakamoto is in court, and will have more on the hearing tonight.