B.G., the former Cash Money Records rapper and a member of the group Hot Boys with Juvenile and Lil Wayne, was sentenced to 14 years in prison (as well as three years of supervised release following the completion of his sentence) after pleading guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, MTV reports.
The rapper, eal name Christopher Dorsey, was arrested back in 2009 along with two others when police stopped him in New Orleans and found three guns and a loaded magazine in the car. Two of the guns had previously been reported stolen, while it also turned out that the car had been stolen from an Alamo rental car parking lot.
Dorsey was convicted three times on felony drug charges between 1998 and 2003.
One of the other men arrested, 20-year-old Demounde Pollard, claimed that the guns were his, but police later determined that he did so at Dorsey's request. Both Pollard and the third man, Jerod Fedison, pleaded guilty when the state criminal case moved to federal court, with Pollard recieving a 30-month prison sentence and Fedison receiving 20 years due to previous convictions.
During the trial, prosecutors attempted to link the MC to Telly Hankton and Walter Porter, two of New Orleans' most high-profile murderers, whom Dorsey mentioned in online videos. The prosecution pointed to the clips as proof of his criminal activity in hopes of securing a 25-year prison term.
Dorsey's attorney, however, said his client was simply "posturing and marketing" in the video, adding that while "many people would frown upon his art . . . it is art."
U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan said Dorsey's "career has just been deplorable and sad," and added that she believed the videos "may have contributed to the murders of young people" in New Orleans.
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