Rapper B.G., aka Christopher Dorsey, was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of felony possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Dorsey also has three felony drug-related convictions from between 1998 to 2003. But on Nov. 3, 2009, he was pulled over by NOPD officers who found three guns — two of which were reported stolen. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Dorsey and Jerod Fedison and Demounde Pollard conspired to get Pollard to sign a false affidavit saying that none of them were in possession of those firearms. In August 2011, Pollard was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Fedison received 20 years.
B.G. is most famously known as the rapper who proliferated the term "bling" (from his 1999 major label debut Chopper City in the Ghetto single "Bling Bling") in the early 2000s.
Pollard signed the affidavit to protect Dorsey and Fedison from being prosecuted as felons in possession of a firearm. The U.S. Attorney's office noted that both Dorsey and Fedison are convicted felons and thus not allowed to possess a firearm.
Last year, Brendan McCarthy pointed out a lyric in from the track "I Ain't Tellin'" following his trial: "I won't snitch, never tell, if the law comes and get me, I'm gonna sit my ass in jail."
Rapper Juvenile, aka Terius Gray, who was a member of the Hot Boys with B.G., told AllHipHop.com, “I don’t feel good about it. It’s one of those situations where you get sick in your stomach."
I wish nothing but good things for him and his family, his kids, because you don’t want to see nobody go get locked up that long and be away from their family. ... I try to tell all the youngsters out there man, if you want to be gangster and go out there and thug-out and go out there and do certain things, just know there’s consequences. ... It was a situation where it shouldn’t have happened; I wish it would have never happened. I wish he never would have got pulled over or whatever, but it happened. I just wish and am hoping that all you other cats out there take heed to that and don’t make the same mistake.
Dorsey isn't the only Hot Boys member to fall into legal trouble — its most high-profile alum, Lil Wayne, plead guilty to criminal possession of a firearm in 2009 and served eight months of a one-year sentence from May 2010 to November 2010 at Rikers Island. In June 2010, he was sentence to three years probation following a 2008 arrest for several narcotics possession charges.
Turk, aka Tab Virgil Jr., was sentenced to 10 years for charges stemming from a 2004 shooting of a SWAT deputy in Memphis, Tenn. and may be released later this year.