Rapper Boosie Badazz arrested, charged after destructive Atlanta concert

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Rapper Boosie Badazz, aka Lil Boosie, is facing multiple charges after a destructive concert at State Farm Arena.

Channel 2 Action News confirmed that the rapper, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, was charged Monday with 2nd degree criminal damage to property, inciting a riot, disorderly conduct property and criminal trespass.

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The charges stem from an incident that happened after the “Legendz of the Streetz” show at the arena on Oct. 1. The show featured artists such as 2Chainz, Rick Ross, Jeezy and Gucci Mane.

Officers said they were called to the arena around 12:40 a.m. to a report of vandalism at the facility. The person who called police told them a man, identified as Hatch, and several of his associates ran onto the stage during the show and damaged several items.

The caller also told officers that after being escorted from the stage, they began destroying arena property. Police said nobody was injured during the melee.

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Hatch was booked into the Fulton County Jail late Monday and left Tuesday on a signature bond.

This isn’t the first time the rapper has been arrested and jailed in metro Atlanta.

In 2019, sergeant pulled over Hatch and a man named Antonio Allen in a Chick-fil-A restaurant parking lot on Bullsboro Drive in Newnan.

The Coweta County deputy noticed their car being driven erratically.


The deputy said the rapper’s bodyguard kept moving, reaching for something and the deputy later discovered a gun in the car.

Authorities said marijuana, a gun and more than $20,000 were all found in the car. Hatch and Allen were both arrested and charged with drug and gun charges.

“Just a misunderstanding,” Hatch told Channel 2 after his release from jail. “Ain’t nothing serious.”

In 2020, the rapper was wounded in the leg and treated at a Dallas hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting.

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