Famous Louisiana rapper convicted of manslaughter granted parole

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In this photo provided by Angelique Phipps, rapper McKinley “Mac” Phipps stands in his New Orleans home, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the day after he was released on parole after serving more than 20 years for a 2001 manslaughter conviction in connection with a nightclub shooting in Slidell, Louisiana. The parole for Phipps, who has long maintained he was wrongfully convicted for the shooting, was granted Tuesday. (Angelique Phipps via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A famous Louisiana rapper who was convicted of manslaughter nearly 20 years ago has been granted parole.

Rapper McKinley “Mac” Phipps Jr. took part in a Zoom meeting with The Louisiana Board of Pardons and Committee on Parole.

The Zoom meeting can be seen below:

According to the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Parole, “Offender Phipps was granted parole to community supervision with conditions.”

Despite it being a unanimous vote by the board, the release date for Phipps Jr. is not known at this time.

In April, Gov. John Bel Edwards granted Mac Phipps clemency

Phipps has been serving time in prison since his manslaughter conviction in September 2001.

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