B.G., a prominent local hip-hop artist and longtime collaborator with superstar Lil Wayne, pleaded innocent to a gun charge Thursday in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court
, 29, who raps under the moniker B.G. or Baby Gangsta
, was arrested with two other men in November for allegedly possessing three weapons, along with loaded magazines and two extended clips, while driving in eastern New Orleans
. Police said two of the three guns had been previously reported stolen.
Officers from the NOPD's 7th District
halted the late-model Chevrolet Tahoe
after watching the driver commit a traffic violation, police said. Dorsey and Jerod Fedison
, 18, were each booked with a count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. A third man, Demounde Pollard
, was booked on gun and drug charges, but prosecutors later dropped the case, according to court records. Fedison, meanwhile, has pleaded innocent.
Dorsey, a resident of St. Rose
, has a lengthy rap sheet, and is facing stiff penalties if found guilty on the gun charge.
A request for comment from Dorsey's publicist was not immediately returned Thursday evening.
Last year, he pleaded guilty in Jefferson Parish
to driving while intoxicated and was ordered to a serve two years' probation. As part of his sentence, he was to undergo drug testing. He failed a test late last year, and was ordered in Orleans Parish on Thursday to pay $350 to the judicial expense fund and undergo another drug test next week, court records show.
Amid the mounting legal troubles, Dorsey released a well-received rap album, "Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood
, " in December on Atlantic Records
Dorsey has been rapping for more than 15 years. He grew up in Uptown
, and was member of the Hot Boys
ensemble, which boasts such big names as Lil Wayne, Juvenile
and Young Turk
Lil Wayne, or Dwayne Carter
, an international superstar raised in Hollygrove
, is facing his own legal troubles in New York
. He is due to be sentenced next month on a gun charge and has a plea deal worked out that calls for a one-year stint in jail, according to the Associated Press.