Rapper Boosie arrested on property damage charges, released day later

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

Rapper Boosie Badazz was behind bars for hours and faces multiple charges after being accused of property damage at a show at State Farm Arena in early October.

The Louisiana-born artist, whose real name is Torrence Ivy Hatch, was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal damage to property, inciting to rioting, disorderly conduct property and criminal trespass. The 38-year-old was booked into the Fulton County Jail on Monday around 9:45 p.m. and released less than 24 hours later on signature bonds.

On Oct. 1, Hatch and other well-known artists performed at “Legendz of the Streetz.” Atlanta police said Hatch ran onto the main stage during the event and “began damaging items that belonged to his production company.”

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Officers were called to the arena about 12:40 a.m., Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant previously told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. After the initial damage to the set, Hatch left the stage with several other “associates” before destroying additional property belonging to the arena, Grant said.

According to TMZ, Hatch performed for only two minutes before a massive fight broke out on stage, bringing an abrupt end to the performance. The entertainment news outlet reported that the brawl began when someone came down from a DJ booth and threw punches at another man on stage.

No injuries were reported, but Grant said production equipment and gear belonging to State Farm Area was destroyed, along with several tables and tents.

Hatch’s next court date has not been set, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said.