This week, B.G. saw his friend Lil Boosie sent to jail after violating probation on a gun charge. His former Hot Boys bandmate Lil Wayne is expected to be sentenced to a year in prison for gun possession too. And last week, B.G. himself was charged with illegal gun possession in New Orleans.
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, B.G. was arrested after he and his friends were pulled over for a traffic violation and allegedly found three guns, two of which were stolen. Despite seeing his friends catch less-than-favorable breaks in their cases, B.G. says he is not dwelling on the possible outcome of his own case.
“I know what comes behind what I do,” B.G. told MTV News. “I know the consequences and repercussions of what comes behind it. Where I’m from, it’s just like, that first draw is a mutha—-a, the bullets raining out the sky. It’s like that for real. It’s a murder capital. They dropping like flies. I stay in the suburbs. All my neighbors are white and football players and doctors and dentists. I lay my head there, but when I get up in the morning, I gotta go to the projects and get some grits and cheese and sausage and toast. It’s just something about that ‘hood. I wanna post up and sit on the porch and get my hair braided. I’m just ‘hood. The same way I came in the game is the same way I’m going out. I just can’t see it no other way. I don’t care if I sell 10 million, 20 million, 30 million.”
But B.G. is also feeling optimistic. “My lawyers told me, don’t worry about nothing, they got it,” he said. “They gonna take care of it. The police report was written up real, real bad, so I feel good about it.”
The 29-year-old’s latest LP, Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood will be released on December 8. The record was supposed to drop almost two years ago, but it took Gizzle a while to get on the same page with Atlantic Records. The project will now come via a joint venture with Atlantic, E1 Music and B.G.’s own Chopper City Records. B.G. will be a free agent once the project lands. He says 75 percent of the music is new.
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