Rap News Rundown: Lil Boosie, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown

Get up-to-date on the latest rap news, including Lil Boosie's release from prison, Lil Wayne's tax troubles and Chris Brown's rehab relapse.

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Last week, Lil Boosie was released from prison, Lil Wayne got caught in Uncle Sam's crosshairs and Chris Brown returned to rehab.

Lil Boosie Released From Prison

Rapper Lil Boosie was released from prison on March 5, after spending more than four years behind bars. The Louisiana performer was originally sentenced to four years in 2009 following a guilty plea to a marijuana possession charge. His stay was extended after he got caught in a conspiracy to smuggle narcotics into prison. He will remain on supervised parole until 2018.

Boosie wasn't expected to be released until May, but was given an earlier date following completion of a self-help program. According to the prison's warden, once the rapper acclimated to his surroundings, he participated in every rehabilitation program available to him, including one for substance abuse. He also used the time to earn his GED. "I'm hoping that he's going to be a better person when he gets out than when he got here," said Cain.

Lil Wayne's Tax Bill Climbs Higher

Lil Wayne is back on Uncle Sam's bad side. The New Orleans superstar reportedly owes the government just over $12 million—$5.8 million for 2011 and $6.3 million for 2012. Wayne already has a lien filed against him in Florida, and the Cash Money rapper risks losing his La Gorce Island mansion if he doesn't cough up the dough. This isn't his first time in trouble with the government over taxes. In 2012 Wayne had to clear up a $7 million tax bill.

In the other news, Wayne and his labelmates will be featured on the upcoming YMCMB compilation album, Rise of an Empire. The project will be released on March 11.

Chris Brown Ordered Back to Rehab

Chris Brown can't put rehab behind him just yet. A Los Angeles judge has ordered the singer to return for an additional two months of rehab in light of his upcoming assault case in Washington D.C. He will return to court on April 23, a week after the judgment in the D.C. case gets handed down. The judge will then decide if Brown should be sentenced to jail time for violating the terms of his program in the Rihanna assault case.

Brown received glowing remarks from both his probation officer and the director of the rehab facility, but ultimately it wasn't enough. The facility has diagnosed him with PTSD, bipolar II and severe insomnia.

"Mr. Brown is able to use behavorial strategies to manage acting out on impulses," said the rehab director in a letter. "Mr. Brown is teaming relaxation exercises that will reduce consequent impulsive behaviors."


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