ATLANTA, GA (MMD Newswire) – - In a recent episode of A&E’s Beyond Scared straight a boy named Alex angered the people that were trying to motivate him when he made the comment that he wanted to turn out like his role model Lil Boosie. Boosie learned of this while in prison and decided to take action. In this video you will see Boosie’s first cousin and fellow performer Donkey read the letter that Boosie wrote to Alex and other fans that see him as a role model. Donkey then goes on to speak to Alex about his goals and his future:
This link takes you to the scanned original letter from Boosie: http://boosiejustice.com/2011/09/03/boosie-writes-wayward-fan-prison/
Update: As of September 13, 2011- Alex’s mother said that since her son spoke to Donkey she has noticed positive changes in Alex. He is staying out of trouble, which had been a daily occurrence prior to the conversation. She also noted that his overall demeanor is more positive and goal oriented. This initiative and intervention is part of U Hatin? University’s Truth Campaign where rap artists explain the difference between the messages in their music and the messages that these recording artists give their own kids and other children. The Chairman of the Campaign Lance Silver explained, “When music is created it is designed to entertain and to sell and the artist themselves never really intend on people taking it (the lyrics or stories) literally. The U Hatin?® Campaign’s goal is for more role models like Boosie to take the time to personally reach out to kids who might emulate and admire these rappers and their lyrics and to use their influence to change their destiny for the better!”
The University plans to continue working with Alex on a daily/weekly basis as needed. Alex is expected to become a future leader in the organization and help other kids, like him self, develop a positive focus in life.