Petey Pablo was only released from prison on Thursday morning (March 13), but the “Freek-a-Leek” rapper already has plans to take over the rap game.
With the drama stemming from his 2010 gun charge behind him – the North Carolina MC served time on a 35-month sentence in federal prison – Petey is so pumped to win that he’s taking cues from Will Ferrell’s Ricky Bobby, the fictional race car driver who stops at nothing to get to the #1 spot.
“I just want to say that I’m totally glad to be back in the race and behind the wheel of a car that has been fine-tuned for the greatest performance,” Pablo (born Moses Barrett) said in a press release issued to MTV News after his release from FCI Fort Dix in New Jersey this morning.
Back in 2001, Pablo scored a breakout hit with the Timbaland-produced “Raise Up,” and now he plans to go back into the studio with his old friend … for some “Talladega Nights”-themed work….(CONTINUED)