Friday, May 24, 2024

Tyler Perry/’Empire’ Actress Admits Doing Cocaine at 14 – Rapper Lil Boosie & NFLer Arrested in Georgia

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Actress Tasha Smith (“Empire”) is 46

*Tasha Smith has revealed her reality. Or should we say what used to be her reality. Or should we say, what could’ve become her reality.

The “Empire” actress has admitted to doing cocaine at the tender age of 14 and adds that she “could have been a crackhead” if she didn’t have the gumption to head to LA to start her acting career.

Smith’s confession came this past Sunday via TV One’s “Uncensored” where she described her early life in Camden, NJ, where she was born as one of a pair of twins to a 15-year-old single mom.

“As beautiful as Camden was, it was a place where I dealt with sexual, physical abuse, a place where I did all kinds of drugs,” said. “I was doing cocaine at the age of 14. I really could have been a crackhead today.”

She added: “It was also a place that gave me a lot of resilience, perseverance and hustle.”

She found herself in LA at 18 and landed roles in Tyler Perry projects. The busy actress and director also runs TSAW, an actors workshop.

“We all have situations to overcome, but you don’t quit. You keep trying,” Smith added.


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Lil Boosie (Torrence Hatch Jr.) / Photo: Coweta County Sheriff’s Office

*Louisiana based rapper Lil Boosie and former NFL player Antonio Allen found themselves as guests of the Coweta County, Georgia sheriff’s department.

Boosie and his NFL buddy were busted on Monday afternoon in Newnan, GA about 20 miles or so south of the ATL, following a traffic stop.

Boosie was the driver of a white Dodge Challenger that was pulled over by Sgt. Jeff Bugg with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly changing lanes illegally.

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Here’s what the sheriff’s office is claiming Officer Bugg found: a baggie with marijuana and a vial of suspected THC oil were found stuffed between the passenger seat and the door. An unregistered 9mm handgun was found under the passenger’s seat. A vape pen and a bag of cash were also recovered from the vehicle (see pic above of items).

Hmm, sounds like somebody was getting’ ready to have some fun or was on their way from havin’ fun or maybe we just don’t know and we’re making up stuff.

Well, what we do know for sure is that Boosie (real name: Torrence Hatch Jr.) and his passenger, former NY Jets player Antonio Allen, were taken into custody and booked into the Coweta County jail.

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Antonio Allen / Photo: Coweta County Sheriff’s Office

Boosie, 36, was charged with drug possession, possession of a firearm while committing a crime, and failure to maintain lane. He is also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Allen, 30, was charged with drug possession and possession of a firearm while committing a crime. Boosie admitted to driving while talking on his phone, a misdemeanor in Georgia.

The good news – at least for Lil Boosie – is that he was released just before 1 p.m. Tuesday after posting a $3,500 bond, according to  Channel 2 Action News.


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