Birdman boasts over 4 million followers on Instagram, and he rarely posts. However, he took to his page to let fans know that original Hot Boys rapper B.G. will be released from prison soon. Birdman shared a recent photo of B.G. along with the caption, “Be home soon guaranteed @new_bghollyhood cashmoney4L chopper city #RICHGANG.”
Late last year, B.G. submitted a request for compassionate release due to the coronavirus pandemic, as he hoped to serve the last four years of his sentence on house arrest. B.G.’s lawyer, Robert Jenkins, told the judge, “Here we have a defendant whom has been a model inmate and can do some extraordinary work with the youth of America. He is well known throughout the United States and is ready and willing to be a role model for the youth of America.”
U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan denied B.G.’s motion, stating that she doesn’t have the authority to grant him compassionate release because he did not petition the Bureau of Prisons for early release before filing legal motions. Under federal law, an inmate can seek compassionate release only after the federal prison denies it first. His current release date is scheduled for May 2024.