News: Lil Wayne Reacts To B.G.'s 14-Year Prison Sentence, "He's A Real Man" [Audio]
Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 10:45AM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has reacted to the recent news of former Hot Boys group member B.G. getting sentenced to 14 years behind bars on a gun conviction.
Wayne said despite the hefty bid, he has faith Gizzle will hold through and keep his head high.
"Ah man, it's terrible, it's unfortunate," Weezy said in an interview when asked about B.G's 14-year prison sentence. "He's a man, he's a real man, he's a soldier, he's been through things like that before. So if anybody can handle it, he can." (Hot 107.9)
Earlier this week, B.G. talked about his upcoming prison term.
"I mean, everything is everything. I got 14 years, I got 11 off that, I've been gone for 15 months so that puts me at 10, 11 -- I'm a convicted felon and I shouldn't have had a firearm. I had a firearm on me and I can't take that back," B.G. said in an interview. "I took my licks and I got to do my bid. It is what it is. At the end of the day, you have to live with the decisions you make as a man. I made my bed and I've got to lay in it. You know how the feds operate. If you don't want to give them nothing, they may be extra harsh on you." (Q93)
Last month, the New Orleans-bred rapper looked at the bright side of his 14-year bid.
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)
Prior to the sentence, B.G. discussed Hot Boys reunion plans.
"All of us say, 'We ready.' The whole world wants it, the whole world wants to see it. It's a business move. Me and Baby talk all the time. Me and Lil Weezy, that'll always be my little brother. Me and Juve, I don't know, we don't really talk like that." (Mikey T The Movie Star)
Check out Lil Wayne's interview below: