Carol Dorsey, CEO of Chopper City Records, has
responded to speculation that B.G., former rapper for Cash Money Records, has
been incarcerated for illegal drug use. Dorsey, who said she is also B.G.'s
aunt, stated emphatically that the New Orleans rhymesayer is not in jail and
no longer using drugs.
"On false charges on him about possession
of heroin, he is not facing jail time," Dorsey told Allhiphop.com, stressing
that the company and surrounding family are dedicated to keeping the rapper
focused. "His health comes first - check his family background. We are
very supportive of him on keeping him clean."
BG's attorney, Kendall Minter also reaffirmed
that Cash Money Records does not own the name B.G. and that the rapper prompted
the change to his new moniker, B. Gizzle, which will be used in future recordings
with Koch Records. "The Koch A & R staff is presently and actively
working with BG and the label to complete BG's next album which will be released
shortly on Koch," he said to AllHipHop.com. "The marketing and promotion
plans have already been commenced and are in the next stage of planning. Hakim's
album will be the second album to be released."
Dorsey also expressed deep concern with the general
treatment of B.G., who she said is currently drug-free. "People continuing
on trying to bring a brother down, who had a problem [with drugs] and now [is]
working and continuing to stay clean.
The rapper's label, Chopper City Records, is
distributed via Koch and B.G.'s own album, A Livin' Legend, is slated
to hit stores November 12. The double album is expecting to feature 22 songs
and offer enhanced features. B.G.'s younger brother Hakim is scheduled to release
the second album in the new deal due out in April 2003.