NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 4 (UPI) —
Lil Boosie, an African-American rapper recently released from prison for a drug conviction, said "African-American is the worst race."
During an interview with NiteCap, Lil Boosie said white people shouldn’t be blamed for problems experienced by African-Americans.
"I just feel like African-American is the worst race in the world because first of all we kill each other," he said.
"People always talking all this racist stuff but the white man ain’t waiting in your bushes with a chopper [gun], the white man ain’t trying to take rims off your car … we doing this to each other. So how can you say ‘F the white man?’ He ain’t doing nothing but — when you get in trouble — doing his job. He ain’t doing nothing wrong."
Lil Boosie, whose birth name is Torrence Hatch, was released from a Louisiana prison in March, several years early.
He was originally incarcerated in 2009 on a marijuana charge and was sentenced to more time for trying to smuggle drugs into Angola State Penitentiary.
Lil Boosie said the glorification of imprisonment should stop.
"They hear ‘free Boosie’ and see me come home and they glorify it," he said. “And it’s the total wrong thing to do.
"If you think going to jail, that’s what’s up, you’re stupid, period," he added.