‘Bling Bling’ Rapper B.G. Just Finished An 11-Year Prison Term — Now a Probation Officer Reviews His Lyrics Before He Records Them

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Photo Credit: B.G. Feat. Big Tymers & Hot Boyz – Bling Bling (1999)

Rapper B.G. has been released from prison after 11 years. He’s now required to turn his lyrics over to a probation officer before he records them.

Louisiana rapper B.G. (short for Baby Gangsta, real name Christopher Noel Dorsey) was finally released from prison back in September after 11 years. He was quick to get back to recording music with fellow rappers (and convicted felons) Boosie BadAzz and Gucci Mane. But now he’s in the unique position of being legally required to provide his probation officer with a copy of the lyrics to any song he writes before he records it.

B.G. risked facing a possible return to prison when he was arrested in Las Vegas (where he resides) in March, accused of violating the terms of his supervised released. According to court documents dated June 28 and viewed by XXL on July 2, the court ruled that B.G. did not violate the terms of his release by performing and recording songs with Boosie and Gucci. But he does have to get prior approval before working with “people with criminal pasts.”

To that end, United States District Judge Susie Morgan largely agreed with the prosecution’s stance that the rapper’s lyrics should continue to be scrutinized, though she called the motion for his lyrics to be censored “unconstitutional.”

“To address the legitimate concerns expressed by the government, the court will impose a special condition that the defendant provide the United States Probation Office with a copy of the lyrics of any song he writes, in advance of his production or promotion of such song, and that those lyrics be shared with the government,” reads the court document.

“At that time, the government may, if it deems necessary and appropriate, file another motion for leave to file a rule to show cause why the defendant’s conditions of supervised release should not be modified because the defendant’s conduct is inconsistent with the goals of rehabilitation.”

“Mr. Dorsey is pleased that the honorable court found he did not violate the terms of his supervision and would not restrict his artistic work by ordering his lyrics be controlled by the government,” said B.G.’s attorney, David Z. Chesnoff, in a statement to XXL. “He intends on resuming his career consistent with the court order.

Prosecutors have continually asserted that his lyrics, “which promote violence, drug dealing, and discourage people from cooperating with law enforcement,” should be approved by his probation officer. But even with that restriction, B.G. is more or less free to resume his work.