Former Cash Money Records rapper B.G. has reportedly been sentenced to nearly 15 years behind bars on a federal gun possession and witness tampering conviction. B.G. is credited with coining the term “bling,bling“.
The New Orleans-bred emcee received his 14-year jail sentence Wednesday (July 18).
Now, B.G. released a statement through his rep Tracey Smith … saying, “I am relieved I found out what my fate was yesterday because I was facing 30 years and my case kept getting pushed back.” The 31-year-old adds, “I am just ready to get my sentence started because it’s not RIP BG it’s FREE BG … I feel happy and blessed that I will still be a young man and still be able to see daylight because I am someone, a dad, a brother and a son.” B.G. says he expects his career to continue to thrive while he’s locked up … noting, ” will have upcoming music that will be released while I am away.” (TMZ)
A New Orleans rapper who pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm and conspiring to obstruct justice has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Christopher Dorsey, known as “BG,” also was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan to three years of supervised release following his prison term. The 28-year-old pleaded guilty in December to being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2009. Prosecutors say Dorsey had three felony drug convictions between 1998 and 2003. (SF Gate)
B.G. is a southern rap icon who many say helped open the lane for Lil Wayne, helping the young M.C. with his rhymes and recording an album together called the BGz (Baby Gangstaz). B.G. is well respected and loved, especially in the South, and hip-hop has been hit with another kick to stomach as another one of our stars heads to the slammer.
In light of rappers like Beanie Sigel and Young Buck recently getting sentenced to hard time, OutKast’s Big Boi took note of the current trend in artists heading to jail.
“These folk just givin away time RT @HipHopWeekly: Christopher “BG” Dorsey was sentenced in federal court to 14 years in prison,” he tweeted July 19th. (Big Boi’s Twitter)
Fellow Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz credited B.G. for his influence on the New Orleans music scene.
“BG wus very intricate in the NEW ORLEANS music movement! One luv ,,,I pray for an appeal” (2 Chainz’s Twitter)
Goodie Mob’s Big Gipp gave his surprised reaction and stance toward the criminal justice system.
“WTF!!! BG GETS 14 Years N the FEDS>> ME AND SHAWTY BEEN KNOWING EACHOTHER FOR YEARS!! I HATE THE LAW!! ZAGGA” (Big Gipp’s Twitter)
Check out some songs from the rap veteran: