‘Bling Bling’ rapper B.G., a member of the group Hot Boys with Lil Wayne in the late ’90s, was released from federal prison after an 11-year stint.
B.G., a rapper who once performed alongside Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and Turk in the late ’90s as the Hot Boys, was released from federal prison after serving more than a decade. He was arrested in New Orleans on gun possession charges after being pulled over by police in 2009. The case was eventually moved to federal court, and B.G. was sentenced to 14 years in prison in July 2012.
“After 12 winters and 13 summers, I see the end zone. It’s my last #Birthday being buried alive,” wrote B.G. in a post on Instagram. “The main focus is to stay focused. I’m not letting nobody rob me of my productivity, prosperity, positivity, and peace of mind,” the rapper continues. “13 years was more (than) enough time for me to change the reckless path I was on.”
The group formed in 1997, releasing their debut studio LP “Get It How U Live!” on Cash Money Records later that year, then an independent label. The album sold 400,000 copies, primarily in the southern US. The group followed up their local success with 1999’s “Guerrilla Warfare,” which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and became certified Platinum in November 1999. It remains the group’s most successful album.
During B.G.’s incarceration, Lil Wayne reunited the other members of the Hot Boys at New Orleans events in 2015 and 2017. But other setbacks prevented the group’s full reunion over the years.
In 2006, Turk was sentenced to 14 years for second-degree attempted murder, and B.G. received his 14-year sentence for gun possession shortly before his release. Despite that, the group released a remix of Turk’s 2012 song “Zip It,” their only new release as a complete unit since 2003’s “Let ‘Em Burn.”