*Life’s tough for criminal rappers like B.G. The former Cash Money artist and founding member of Hot Boys who is going to jail for 14 years for crimes including felony gun possession and witness tampering.
“At the end of the day, I possessed a firearm and I was a convicted felon,” he said in his last public interview with DJ Slab 1 of New Orleans Q93 radio. “I shouldn’t have had a firearm. I had a firearm. I can’t take that back. I gotta do my bid. It is what it is.”
He was actually given the opportunity to get a lesser sentence, but it would have required the classic snitch. B.G. said that’s not his style.
“At the end of the day, you gotta live with the decisions you make as a man. I made my bed, I gotta lay in it,” he said. “You know how the Feds operate. If you don’t want to give them nothin’ then they be extra harsh on you. So, I don’t regret being real. I don’t regret not taking nobody with me. I’m cool and comfortable in my situation.”
In the meantime, while away on ‘vacation’ (as they tell the kids), he’s going to keep releasing new music. How is that possible? Unless it’s tracks already in the can, we don’t know.
*Rapper B.G. has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for gun possession and witness tampering.
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According to TMZ, the Cash Money rapper from Lil’ Wayne’s old group Hot Boys appeared in federal court in New Orleans today after previously pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm during a 2009 traffic stop in eastern New Orleans.
The 31-year-old, born Christopher Dorsey, later obstructed justice by pushing one of his associates to falsely claim ownership of the firearm, according to Nola.com.
B.G. already had three felony drug convictions on his record.
*Former Hot Boys rapper B.G. could be going to jail for a little while.
The 31 year old pleaded guilty to felony weapons possession charges and witness tampering on Wednesday morning. Born Christopher Dorsey, the rapper was pulled over for a traffic violation back in 2009. Police discovered three handguns and several loaded magazines, extended clips and drugs.
Oh, and he was a felon at the time of his arrest.
To pass the responsibility of his ridiculousness, the rapper conspired to convince a passenger, Demounde Polland, then 17, to sign an affidavit claiming the guns were his.
But in court the other day, he decided to take the blow to avoid a 40-year prison sentence. Prosecutors made clear, however, that no plea agreement was made. It looks like Dorsey didn’t cooperate with prosecution. Supposedly, he’s been tied to several notorious crime figures in New Orleans.
“I know what comes behind what I do,” B.G. explained to MTV back in 2009, regarding his case. “I know the consequences and repercussions of what comes behind it. Where I’m from, it’s just like, that first draw is a muthaf—a, the bullets raining out the sky. It’s like that for real. It’s a murder capital. They dropping like flies. I stay in the suburbs. All my neighbors are white and football players and doctors and dentists.”
*A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted New Orleans rapper B.G. on gun and conspiracy charges, according to the AP
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said the 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Christopher Dorsey, faces two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. If convicted, B.G. faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the gun charges and up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine on the conspiracy charge.
The charges stem from a 2009 traffic stop in which officers recovered three guns, two of which were reported stolen. Police told The Times-Picayune that B.G. was arrested along with two others in the vehicle, Demounde Pollard and Jerod Fedison.
According to the indictment, B.G. conspired with Pollard and Fedison to obstruct justice by “inducing Demounde Pollard to sign a false affidavit attesting that the rapper did not possess three firearms on Nov. 3, 2009.”
Both Pollard and Fedison have pleaded guilty in the case and are awaiting sentencing, Letten said.
B.G. is probably best known for 1999′s “Bling Bling,” which was a hit by the group, the Hot Boys, of which he was a member along with rappers Lil Wayne, Juvenile and Turk.
*Lil Wayne paid his final respects to rapper Magnolia Shorty at her funeral held Thursday (Dec. 30) in New Orleans.
Wayne and his Cash Money label mates B.G., Juvenile, Mack Maine and Baby were among the more than 1,000 friends and family members who attended the service at Fifth African Baptist Church in the city. The streets outside were lined with fans who remembered Magnolia Shorty with homemade signs and t-shirts.
The 28-year-old MC, born Renetta Lowe, was found shot multiple times along with 25-year-old Jerome “Man Man” Hampton when their vehicle crashed near a New Orleans East housing complex.
Rapper B.G. paid tribute to the fallen hip-hop star, telling MTV News, “Magnolia Shorty was like a sister to me and it ain’t just what she meant to me; it’s what she meant to Louisiana, it’s what she meant to New Orleans.
“She was someone you loved to be around. She was the best at what she do (sic). I’m really speechless right now, but it ain’t sunk in yet… She owned this city, but she was this close to ownin’ the world.”
The funeral was to be followed by a traditional New Orleans second line celebration in which her casket was be paraded down the street accompanied by musicians, friends, family and supporters.