It’s a good feeling to know that the fans will never let their own down and are willing to stand behind them no matter what the circumstances.
For Lil Wayne and Lil Boosie, their recent jail sentences, one serving and one pending, have incited an uproar for some in the city of New Orleans as a group of men decided to lead protests on behalf of the rappers to have them freed.
The New Orleans Police Department were given a mighty task Monday as these men felt it necessary to voice their opinion on the recent incarceration of Boosie, as well as, awaiting the sentence for Wayne.
The Times-Picayune reported that off-duty officers spotted men spray-painting the words “Free Lil Wayne” on the side of a building, along with other graffiti. They also played the role of spectator as the men placed a banner on a separate street which demanded that Boosie, Weezy and all other prisoners that have charges placed against them be freed from confinement.
The group also created a scene by placing police barricades and garbage cans in the street in order to block traffic.
It was reported that the men were without permits to organize such a protest. Once authorities were contacted, the men were arrested and all were charged with disturbing the peace, resisting arrest by flight and criminal damage to property.
Boosie spoke with HipHopWired before being sentenced to do a 4-year bid where he spoke on the atmosphere that was Louisiana, particularly his own nesting grounds.
“It’s crazy…it’s a recession, people are hungry man. Our governor, he an A-Hole, he just turned down damn near millions people to get jobs. We in a bad predicament. The court system all messed up they throwing people away. It’s crazy.”
One can only be grateful that the scene did not erupt into violence, but such a scenario illustrates exactly how these artists leave imprints in the lives of those that embrace them. Whether they are referred to as stans or devoted friends/fans, they are clearly ready to ride out for their team.