According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, B.G., real name Christopher Dorsey, learned his fate in federal court, while wearing a jail jumpsuit and sitting in a wheelchair (for unknown reasons).
One of the original members of Cash Money’s Hot Boys, B.G. had previously pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm during a 2009 traffic stop in eastern New Orleans. Police found three guns in total and the car itself was stolen from a rental car parking lot. Dorsey was later accused of trying to convince one of his two associates to falsely claim ownership of the weapon. Demounde Pollard, one of the two associates, claimed ownership of the gun, only for it to be later revealed that it belonged to Dorsey.
Making matters worse was the fact that prosecutors linked Dorsey in court filings to two of the city’s most high-profile alleged murderers, Telly Hankton and Walter Porter, who they say B.G. name-dropped in videos.
B.G. splashed onto the rap scene in the late 1990s as a member of the Hot Boys, alongside Lil Wayne, Juvenile and Turk.
Chopper City in the Ghetto was the New Orleans rhyme slinger’s first solo album back in 1999; Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood 10 years later was his most recent solo offering.
On Friday (July 13), B.G.’s former Cash Money labelmate, Young Buck, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on weapon charges.—Jakinder Singh