Former Cash Money rapper Juvenile chimes in with his thoughts on B.G.’s extensive 14 year prison sentence.
Back in the late 90s, the infamous Cash Money Hot Boys crew was one of the hottest rap groups in the game. Consisting of Lil Wayne, Juvenile, B.G., and Turk the group was putting out some of the best street records from Louisiana during that time frame.
The group of course ended up splitting in 2001, before reforming again in 2007, but it looks like now they will be no chance for a reunion album as B.G. is set to serve 14 years in prison on charges of gun possession and witness tampering.
The folks at XXL recently caught up with Juvenile to get his thoughts about the prison sentence, and Juvenile admits that 14 years was a bit “unexpected.”
“I mean 14 years was unexpected – I knew he was gon’ get some time …. I ain’t know it was gon’ be 14 years. It hit me like everybody else. Like, ‘Man, d*mn. Did it get that bad?’ He was on paper; he was on probation, and he had like a little drug charge or something that he got caught with. And, all that just fell in on him at one time ’cause he had like three open charges when they caught him.”
The former Cash Money artist also gave his thoughts as to why his ex-Hot Boy partner in crime ended up with a 14 year sentence.
“People in his situation and I’m not saying he no junkie or nothing like that, but sometimes man, the drugs block out the person that you really are and it stops you from being the person that you really are,” Juve voiced. “And, I think B.G. got so caught up into the drug thing, he forgot who he was. He forgot, ‘I’m a cool dude. I don’t need to carry no gun. I ain’t beefing with nobody.’ And, I think he just got caught up into the life. You know cats put him on a pedestal ’cause he B.G. B.G. means Baby Gangster. He feel like he had to fulfill those shoes.”
Fans of B.G. will happy to know that the rapper already promised to continue releasing new music from behind bars while serving his sentence.