Thursday, July 19, 2012
**NEWS** Former Cash Money star sentenced to 14 years in federal prison!
Nola.com reports that BG, whose real name is Christopher Dorsey sat in court yesterday (July 18) in a wheelchair and an orange jail suit to receive his sentence. The reason for the wheelchair is unknown at the time.
The former Hot Boy was arrested after a 2009 traffic stop pleaded guilty to being in possession of a firearm. Already being a felon, he later obstructed justice by convincing one of his associates to claim ownership of the gun. He was arrested with Demounde Pollard, 20, and Jerod Fedison, 30, and prosecutors made it clear that BG was claiming responsibility for his crimes but was not cooperating. The prosecution was seeking 25 years citing BG's past criminal record and his music as a basis for a lengthier sentence. Additionally, the prosecution claimed BG's music allowed him to profit "off of New Orleans' "cycle of violence."
BG signed to Cash Money records in 1993 at the age of 13 as one half of a duo with Lil Wayne. At the height of his success, his second album, Chopper City In The Ghetto, went platinum in 1999 and spawned the hit song "Bling Bling" which introduced the world to the now popular Hip Hop term. Also that same year, he scored a platinum album plaque with The Hot Boyz, a group consisting of BG, Lil Wayne, Juvenile and Turk. He would later leave Cash Money citing issues of being cheated out of money as the reason. He would go to drop albums to mild success but always remaining true to his New Orleans roots. His music will be missed these next 14 years. Hold ya head B Gizzle!