Why Rapper Boosie BadAzz Said 'God Is Good' After Former Friend Died In Sleep

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Who Is Boosie Badazz? New Details On The Rapper Thanking God For Death Of Friend
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Ask, and ye shall receive, we guess. This rapper is known for making headlines for all sorts of crazy reasons, but this is definitely the craziest reason of all. Who is Boosie Badazz, and what did he do now? 

Born Torrence Hatch, Jr. in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, Boosie Badazz first came to fame as part of the 1990s hip hop collective, Concentration Camp (yikes). In 2000, Boosie struck out on a solo career with his debut album, Youngest of da Camp. Shortly after that, he signed to Pimp C's Trill Entertainment label. While it seemed like he was well on his way to have a great career as a solo artist, it came to a screeching halt when, in 2009, he was sentenced to four years in prison for drug and gun charges. 

Here's what we know about the latest reason for Boosie Badazz making the news. 

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1. He was originally in the news to promote a new single.

Complex Magazine debuted Boosie Badazz's new single, "It Ain't My Fault," which co-featured Atlanta-based rapper Trouble, and sampled Silkk The Shocker's song of the same name. You can listen to it here

2. Boosie Badazz also recently made the news because he slammed the new Popeye's Chicken Sandwich. 

The Popeye's Chicken Sandwich has become a bit of a meme and a punchline in recent times, mostly because people are making the news about it for all the wrong reasons. And according to The Source, Boosie Badazz isn't having any of it and thinks people are stupid for being so extra about a sandwich. (We tend to agree.)  

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3. He's often at the receiving end of heavy criticism. 

Boosie Badazz is not without his detractors. In fact, when he recently performed at the Lincoln University homecoming, The News Tribune released an editorial criticizing their choice. "Boosie doesn't just talk the talk in his songs. He was found innocent of first-degree murder charges, but he was sentenced to eight years in prison on multiple charges of drug possession with intent to distribute. A few months ago, he again faced multiple criminal charges after police found him with a gun, marijuana and more than $20,000 in his car during a traffic stop in Georgia. In July, a U.S. district judge ordered him to pay more than $233,000 to a security guard he allegedly roughed up during a melee. Why would LU — founded by black Civil War soldiers to empower blacks through education — host an entertainer like this?" they wrote.

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4. Despite the criticism, Boosie Badazz can be pretty funny. 

Boosie Badazz is a funny guy if nothing else. According to Hot New Hip Hop, he recently made headlines because he was on the hunt for Cinnamon Toast Crunch for his baby daughter, Lyric, and he couldn't find it anywhere. 

5. God is good?

We understand that one wouldn't necessarily be sad when their sworn enemy dies, but Boosie Badazz took it a step further. The rapper took to his Instagram Live page to share that a former friend turned sworn enemy died in his sleep, and closed out the live posting with "God is good." 

6. But Boosie Badazz has a reason to hate the guy. 

"According to Boosie, he ended his friendship with that person after he tried to rob him back in the day. The rap veteran detailed that story on his 2010 song “Betrayed." Boosie, who released his project Badazz 3.5 back in March, told the person in the room that although he let his now-deceased friend slide for trying to rob him, another higher power wasn’t so forgiving," reported XXL Magazine

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Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in People, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series. For more information about Bernadette Giacomazzo, click here.