Rapper BG Faces Court Approval for New Song Releases

Rapper BG returns, navigating legal and artistic challenges

by Zain ul Abedin
Rapper BG Faces Court Approval for New Song Releases
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Rapper BG or Christopher Dorsey has been ordered by a court in the United States to seek the permission of the judge on any future release of music before he airs it to the public. This unprecedented decision was probably made after people started questioning his lyrical content with his current rehabilitation process.

In our culture of popular artists intermingling, BG, who has worked with some big names such as Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane, suddenly became a topic of discussion after performing along with Boosie in Las Vegas. This event violated all conditions of his supervised release pertaining to previous gun charges because it is forbidden for him to have any contact with known felons.

BG's Fearless Comeback

The convicted rapper with record label Cash Money Records and part of the group H-t Boys along with Wayne and Juvenile was sentenced to 14 years in prison in 2012. The sentence was issued after his arrest for possession of three firearms, one of which was two reported stolen.

He came back to the music scene last year with the album "Choppers & Bricks" which features Grammy-nominated rapper Gucci Mane and this could be considered as his fearless return. The legal measure to force BG to get his lyrics cleared came after he had submitted lyrics with bravado verses about people on life imprisonment for multiple murders.

Prosecutors claim that such content creates a clear and present danger to the public and is contrary to the stated aims of his ongoing rehabilitation. They regard it as an evidence of a possible infringement of the release conditions requiring BG to embrace a reform path.

Federal Judge Susie Morgan issued the order to obey the prosecutors' decision, pointing out the "reasonable" suspicion of BG’s noncompliance with the terms of probation and rehabilitation. This requirement has elicited debate on the degree of liberation that artists have to desecrate the reality that surrounds them as the judge did since BG’s legal team called this a "unconstitutional prior restraint of free speech."