Cash Money Rapper B.G. sentenced to 14 years in Federal Prison
Just in case you think it’s cool to carry guns illegally, think again. I’m sure you remember B.G. from Hot Boys? With Juvenile? Veteran member of Cash Money Records?
He has now been sentenced to 14 years and 3 years supervised release AFTER he completes his sentence. 14 YEARS!!
The sentencing comes from an arrest nearly 3 years ago in 2009. BG’s name stands for “Baby Gangsta” as he joined Cash Money when he was only 13 years old. Well, Baby Gangsta was stopped in New Orleans where the cops found 3 guns and a loaded clip in the car. To make things worse, two of the guns had been reported stolen. To make matters “more worse” (technically you really can’t get more worse) the car itself was reported stolen from an Alamo car rental parking lot.
BG, whose real name is Christopher Dorsey (soon to be “Chrissy”) was a three time felon based on previous drug convictions. BG was in the car with two other men, Demounde Pollar and Jerod Fedison. Three years ago, Pollard was a minor and he admitted to the guns being his. A practice that is usually done because the minor with little to know criminal history will get a slap on the wrist, however later he would tell police that he claimed the weapons at Dorsey’s request. In the end, everyone in the car that night went down. BG got his 14 years, Pollard got 30 months, and Jerod Fedison got 20 years because of his rap-sheet.
RULES ARE DIFFERENT FOR RAPPERS THEN ACTORS?
During the trial they actually tried to use BG’s music and videos against. In several songs he makes reference to Telly Hankton and Walter Porter, two notorious felons that are currently serving time for murder and drug charges. At one time they were considered public enemy number 1 in that area of New Orleans. BG’s music glorifies actions by these two criminals and he refers to them by name. The US Prosecuting Attorney, Maurice Landrieu says that BG was profiting from the city’s violence calling his videos “horrendous”. All this in effort to get the judge to sentence BG to the maximum of 25 years.
BG’s defense attorney explained that it’s just music like any other form of art, telling the court,
“Though many people would frown upon his art, it is art”.
It appears the Judge on the case, Ginger Berrigan, did understand that it was art, but she still frowned on the lyrics and videos. She says that BG’s influence,
“may have contributed to the murders of young people”
She also went on record as describing BG’s 15 year, rap career as
“Deplorable and Sad.
However, with BG before her, in a wheelchair, wearing a prison jumper, she did not give him the 25 year sentence that was being requested.
Remember it doesn’t matter how many records you sell or how much money you make, if you do something stupid – it can all be taken away overnight. REAL TALK
Here is a video from 2010 of BG talking about his arrest.
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