Lil Boosie's Prison Release Date Was Kept Secret From Him

'They surprised me, got me good,' Boosie tells

Over the past four years there have been rumors and false reports about Lil Boosie being released from prison, but when it finally happened last Wednesday, the self-proclaimed Bad Azz admits that he was pretty surprised himself.

"My lawyer, my mama, they knew," Boosie told on Monday (March 10) in an interview that took place hours before the big press conference he's set to hold in New Orleans.

According to Boosie, the Warden at Angola State Penitentiary, where he was being imprisoned, told him that he wasn't getting out until Friday, but that was just a fake-out he later learned.

"I was like, 'OK.' I went on ahead and went to sleep," Boosie recalled. "I was mad, but they knew that the whole time I was finna get out. So they came and woke me up, 'Let's go.' "

Lil Boosie served four years of an eight-year prison sentence for a drug conviction and probation violation, and though he was fully expecting to be released eventually, he says he was still pretty nervous. "I thought I was dreamin' at first. They surprised me, got me good. I don't think they wanted the media to pick up on it as fast as they did," he said. "I kinda got butterflies. I ain't got butterflies since my first concert that I ever did."

When he finally was released, the rapper says he was greeted by his mother, brother, aunt, a couple of cousins and of course his attorneys. "It was sweet, man. It was sweet," he said with a slight smirk.