Former Hot Boys rapper B.G. has broken his silence about being sentenced to 14 years in prison on a federal weapons possession charge.
The New Orleans native called in to his hometown radio station Q 93.3 and tried to put his prison sentence in perspective.
“I mean everything is everything,” he said. “I got 14 years, I gotta do 11. I been gone 15 months, so that put me at having like 10 [years] left.”
B.G. admitted to being wrong for having a gun, which was a federal offense because he was already a convicted felon and was not allowed to possess a gun.
“At the end of the day I possessed the firearm and I was a convicted felon, and I shouldna had a firearm,” he said. ” I can’t take that back. I took my licks, and I gotta do my bid. It is what it is. At the end of the day you gotta live with the decisions you make in life. I made my bed, I gotta lay in it.”
The former Cash Money rapper’s troubles began after he was arrested in 2009 in New Orleans. He and two other men were all arrested for being in possession of three firearms, and were believed to be riding in a stolen rental car. B.G. pleaded guilty to two counts of felony weapons possession, plus a single count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. He says that he was treated unfairly because of his refusal to snitch. He also offered some advice.
“Stay in school, stay focused. Listen to your mama and your daddy. Don’t make the same mistakes that I did,” he said. “It’s a lot of things I wish I could take back and wish I could do different, but I ain’t able to do that. I put myself in this situation. There’s a lot of kids that look up to me and a lot of fans that I let down, but I ain’t perfect. I make mistakes and it ain’t worth it at the end of the day.”
Of the three men involved, B.G. got the second-longest sentence. His cohort, Jerod Fedsion, 28, received 20 years, while the second associate, Demounde Pollard, 17, was only given a 30-month sentence.
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