Baton Rouge rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch has pleaded not guilty to several charges including first-degree murder.
Hatch appeared Monday before state District Judge Mike Erwin.
Hatch's attorney, Marcus Allen, spoke after the hearing and said Hatch is "absolutely not guilty."
The Advocate reports that Hatch is accused of paying a man to kill 35-year-old Terry Boyd, who was shot to death through a window while inside his home on Oct. 21. Two other Baton Rouge men also face first-degree murder charges in Boyd's death.