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B.G. Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

B.G. Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

The former Cash Money rapper was convicted on federal firearm charges.

Published July 19, 2012

B.G., the ex-Cash Money rapper famous for his appearances on songs like "I Need a Hot Girl," "Tha Block Is Hot" and "Bling Bling" has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for gun possession and witness tampering, the Times-Picayune reports.

Born Christopher Dorsey, the former Hot Boys member had pled guilty to felony possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon in 2009. Later, however, he added to his troubles by pressuring a younger associate who was arrested with him to claim ownership of the gun.

Throughout the trial, prosecutors painted a portrait of B.G. as a reckless gangster who bragged about associations with known murder suspects and contributed to a "cycle of violence" in the city of New Orleans.

In her ruling, U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan called the rapper's career "just deplorable and sad."

B.G.'s last album, Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood, was released in 2009. He's released numerous mixtapes in recent years, including a pair with friends Juvenile and Lil Boosie, who was cleared of first degree murder charges in May.

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Written by Reggie Ugwu

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