B.G., one of the founding members of the iconic '90s rap group Hot Boys, has been released from prison after serving a 12-year sentence for gun possession and witness tampering, as confirmed by a representative from Cash Money to Billboard.
The momentous occasion was marked by a heartwarming Instagram Live session hosted by Cash Money's founder, Birdman. He greeted his fellow New Orleans rapper with a warm hug, expressing a heartfelt welcome. Birdman also brought along some thoughtful gifts, and B.G. was understandably overwhelmed with emotions upon regaining his freedom.
Birdman welcomes BG home from prison after he served 11 years 🔓.— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) September 5, 2023
B.G.'s legal troubles began in 2009 during a routine traffic stop when law enforcement officers discovered three firearms in his vehicle, two of which were reported stolen. Two years later, he entered a guilty plea agreement, admitting to two counts of firearm possession and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. This resulted in a substantial 14-year federal prison sentence.
In a poignant celebration on Instagram over the past weekend, B.G. marked his 43rd birthday, symbolizing his imminent return to society as a free man. He reflected on his journey, stating, "After 12 winters and 13 summers, I see the end zone. It’s my last #Birthday being buried alive. This year I’m celebrating the whole Virgo cycle, matter of fact, from this year forward I’m living and celebrating like every day is #MyBIRTHDAY."
He also emphasized the importance of remaining focused and not allowing anyone to detract from his productivity, prosperity, positivity, and peace of mind. B.G. shared his renewed sense of purpose, stating, "My dreams have grown larger, and my vision is clearer. Thirteen years was more than enough time for me to change the reckless path I was on."
B.G.'s release from prison is not only a significant moment in his life but also a cause for celebration for his fans and the hip-hop community as a whole. His story of transformation and resilience serves as an inspiration to many.