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B.G. Denied Release from Prison Despite Birdman Letter

CELEBRITY NEWS WORLDWIDE with Karen Smith

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B.G. is only under two years remaining on his federal prison term for gun possession and witness tampering, yet B.G. won’t receive an early release according to a judge’s ruling.

According to VladTV, a U.S. District judge wants him to remain in prison until 2024. . Participants of the letter included Birdman, Slim, Wendy Day, Gary Payton Sr., and other public figures and hip-hop executives.

“Dorsey complains of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at his facility, but BOP’s website currently lists zero positive cases among inmates out of a total inmate population of 960 and one positive case among staff,” Morgan wrote.

In May 2020, B.G. (real name Christopher Dorsey) petitioned for an early release in a handwritten letter to the court, which addressed his tumultuous upbringing and subsequent rap career. He claimed he accepted “full responsibility” for his crimes — but “enough is enough.”

 

B.G. also wrote he has health problems that make him more susceptible to COVID-19, lambasted his previous attorney for “incompetence” in writing a prior failed release motion, and refuted prosecutors’ attempts to paint him as a violent individual due to his rap lyrics, adding that the only thing he’s ever killed was a microphone.

“Contrary to the government’s assertions that Dorsey represents some sort of threat to others or his community, his peers, and the city of New Orleans love him,” he wrote. “Dorsey’s success and real-life
struggles resonate. He is one of them who made it despite the odds against him.”

In 2012, B.G. was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison in connection with guns found during a traffic stop in eastern New Orleans. After his arrest, prosecutors tacked on a witness tampering charge, alleging that B.G. pressured two other passengers to take the blame for the weapons.

In the support letters, Birdman described Dorsey as being “like a son to me” and that he’s watched B.G. “change and grow in an unprecedented fashion.”

“He is not only a generational artist, but he’s got a platform and the chance to share his experience to better today’s young men who need to hear what he’s got to say,” Birdman wrote. “When he is released, I know he will give back and use what he’s gone through to help as many people as possible.”

Gary Payton Sr. wrote that he’s been a fan of B.G.’s music for years and added, “we all have a past and deserve second chances.”
In March, Birdman was confident B.G. would be released early, writing in a since-deleted Instagram post, “Be home soon guaranteed @new_bghollyhood cashmoney4L chopper city #RICHGANG.”