B.G. Talks 14-Year Prison Sentence: “I Shouldn’t Have Had a Firearm”
B.G.’s certainly a realist.
Staring at the next 14 years in federal prison for gun possession and witness tampering, the former Cash Money rap star acknowledges the fact that he put himself in this situation and now must suffer the consequences.
“At the end of the day, I possessed a firearm and I was a convicted felon,” B.G. told DJ Slab 1 of New Orleans’ Q93 radio dial. “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.”
The former original member of Cash Money’s Hot Boys, which also included Lil Wayne and Juvenvile, got himself into this situation by previously pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm during a 2009 traffic stop in New Orleans. Police found three guns in total and the vehicle itself was deemed stolen.
B.G., real name Christopher Dorsey, was later accused of trying to convince one of his two associates to falsely claim ownership of the weapon. One of the two associates, Demounde Pollard, claimed ownership of the gun, only for it to be later revealed that it belonged to Dorsey. Prosecutors also linked B.G. to a few of N.O.’s high-profile alleged murderers, furthering their case against the former Cash Money rhyme slinger.
All this being said, B.G. hinted that he could have possibly received less time in prison, if he had cooperated with authorities. But the MC chose being tight-lipped over loose-lipped.
“At the end of the day, you gotta live with the decisions you make as a man,” he added. “I made my bed, I gotta lay in it. 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.”
“I know I gotta footprint in the game,” he continued. “I know I left a legacy. I know this ain’t the end of my story. It’s just another chapter in this life of a movie I’m living. This was in the cards for me. This was the hand I was dealt. I’m down, but I’m not out.”—Mark Lelinwalla