But Boosie’s self-defense statement is not simply based on the facts surrounding the Las Vegas incident that led to it Blueface’s arrest in Las Vegas earlier this month.
“It looked like the truck was trying to run him over, it looked like,” Boosie told Badazz Vlad TV after confirming that he had seen footage of the October 8 shooting. “That’s what it looked like on camera, shit, to me.”
He added: “I’m screaming self-defense. 95 rappers died in the last 9 days, I thought my life was in danger. Fuck it.”
Blueface was arrested Nov. 15 outside Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles in Las Vegas after a warrant was issued for attempted murder with a deadly weapon or tear gas stemming from the October incident. The second charge was eventually amended to discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.
The rapper’s on-again/off-again girlfriend Chrisean Rock was also present and watched in confusion as a reported six to eight officers detained Blue.
After initially being booked into the Clark County Detention Center, Blueface appeared in court on Nov. 16, where a judge set his bail set at $50,000which the 25-year-old rapper paid the same day.
The judge also set various bail conditions that Blueface must abide by, including staying away from and having no contact with his alleged victim, in addition to staying in touch with his lawyers, appearing in court and avoiding further trouble. When asked if he understood the terms, Blueface replied, “Yes.”
Legal documents obtained by TMZ, offered additional information about the alleged incident. Blueface was reportedly at the Euphoric Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas when his alleged shooting victim apparently made a joke about the rapper talking to “some women in a cheap vehicle.”
When the joke didn’t go over well, members of Blueface’s crew allegedly punched the man “several times.” As he tried to leave in his truck, allegedly Blueface fired shots at the man’s car when he fled the scene.
Police say there were multiple gunshot wounds to the truck, while the man suffered a “bullet wound” to his left hand.
While Blueface has yet to publicly address his latest arrest, his attorney Lisa Rasmussen said Las Vegas Review-Journal that she believes her client is being profiled, meaning she believes prosecutors in the case are “attempting to prosecute the accused for more serious crimes than the known facts support.”
“The other thing I would like to say is that we really look forward to litigating this case in court on behalf of our client,” Rasmussen added, “and we believe that when all the evidence comes out in court, it will be clear that the way he is charged is not necessarily consistent with what appears to have actually happened.”