Former Cash Money rapper B.G. sentenced to 14 years on weapons charges | News

New Orleans-born rapper and former member of Cash Money Records B.G. was sentenced to 14 years in prison in federal court yesterday, with two counts of possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. The 31-year-old rapper, real name Christopher Dorsey, pleaded guilty to all counts.

Dorsey, who has three felony drug convictions from 1998 to 2003, was said to be in possession of firearms between August-November 2009, according to the indictment, which also includes Dorsey’s charge of conspiring to obstruct justice with two other men.

“The indictment also charges Dorsey with conspiring to obstruct justice with two other individuals, Jerod Fedison and Demounde Pollard. The indictment alleges that these three individuals conspired with each other to obstruct justice by getting Pollard to sign a false affidavit attesting that neither Fedison nor Dorsey possessed three firearms on November 3, 2009,” reads a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Both pleaded guilty in connection to the case, with Fedison receiving a 20 year prison sentence and Pollard being sentenced to 30 months.

B.G. started off his music career in the late ’90s when he signed with Cash Money records alongside Lil Wayne as hip-hop group The B.G.’z. The duo were then later on joined by fellow New Orleans rappers Juvenile and Turk to create The Hot Boyz in 1997.

Going solo in 1999, the rapper released his debut album Chopper City in the Ghetto featuring his most memorable hit “Bling Bling,” which spawned the term that is used today to describe flashy jewellery.