Birdman has shared an update on incarcerated rap star B.G.’s prison release, stating that the former Hot Boys member will soon be a free man.
On Wednesday, Birdman uploaded a photo of B.G. on his Instagram account, with a caption voicing his optimism that the 42-year-old New Orleans native will receive his walking papers soon. “Be home in a minute,” Birdman wrote, tagging B.G.’s own social media account in the post.
B.G. is currently serving a 14-year sentence in federal prison after pleading guilty gun possession and witness tampering. The charges stemmed from a 2009 arrest in New Orleans, when police discovered three firearms, two of which were stolen, in B.G.’s vehicle during a traffic stop.
Earlier this year, Birdman advocated for B.G.’s release from prison, penning a letter to the judge noting the rapper’s potential to have a positive impact on society. “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,” Baby 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.”
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B.G. has also attempted to gain an early release from prison, citing risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, his requests have been denied, with U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan stating that she “did not find any gross neglect that affected the outcome” of B.G.’s motion for a compassionate release. B.G. is currently scheduled to be released from prison in 2024.
Check out Birdman’s Instagram post below.