News: B.G. Breaks Silence On 14 Year Prison Sentence, "I Will Still Be A Young Man & Still Be Able To See Daylight"
Saturday, Jul 21, 2012 8:40AM
Former Cash Money artist B.G. has broken his silence on getting handed a 14 year prison sentence earlier this week and how the term could have been a lot worse.
Keeping an upbeat attitude via a statement, B.G. said he dodged a potential 30 years behind bars.
Now, B.G. released a statement through his rep Tracey Smith ... saying, "I am relieved I found out what my fate was yesterday because I was facing 30 years and my case kept getting pushed back." The 31-year-old adds, "I am just ready to get my sentence started because it's not RIP BG it's FREE BG ... I feel happy and blessed that I will still be a young man and still be able to see daylight because I am someone, a dad, a brother and a son." B.G. says he expects his career to continue to thrive while he's locked up ... noting, " will have upcoming music that will be released while I am away." (TMZ)
Following the sentence announcement, OutKast's Big Boi publicly shared his reaction.
"These folk just givin away time RT @HipHopWeekly: Christopher "BG" Dorsey was sentenced in federal court to 14 years in prison," he tweeted July 19th. (Big Boi's Twitter)
Fellow Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz credited B.G. for influencing the New Orleans music scene.
"BG wus very intricate in the NEW ORLEANS music movement! One luv ,,,I pray for an appeal" (2 Chainz's Twitter)
Reports of B.G.'s lengthy prison sentence emerged online Wednesday (July 18) evening.
A New Orleans rapper who pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm and conspiring to obstruct justice has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Christopher Dorsey, known as "BG," also was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan to three years of supervised release following his prison term. The 28-year-old pleaded guilty in December to being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2009. Prosecutors say Dorsey had three felony drug convictions between 1998 and 2003. (SF Gate)
Check out some past B.G. footage below: