Rapper B.G., a founding member of the rap group Hot Boys, was overwhelmed with emotions upon his release from prison Tuesday after serving 12 years behind bars.

A video footage of the rapper leaving a correctional facility was uploaded on social media.

After B.G. was released from prison, Cash Money founder Birdman greeted his New Orleans comrade with a big hug on Instagram Live as he welcomed him home. He also took selfies with B.G. Birdman had been visiting the artist regularly during his incarceration.

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“Real n***a out, b***h, let’s get with it,” Birdman could be heard saying at one point during the stream as he posed next to the 43-year-old for a photo.

What did BG go to jail for?

The rapper went to jail for gun possession and witness tampering, according to a Cash Money rep.

In 2012, B.G. was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice over a 2009 traffic stop arrest.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan rejected a motion requesting to have his 14-year sentence commuted in September last year. There had been rumors in late 2022 that B.G. could be eligible for an early release. He finally took to Instagram on Sunday (September 3) to let his fans know that he’ll be coming home soon and that it was his last birthday that he would be celebrating in prison.

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“After 12 winters and 13 summers, I see the end zone,” he wrote. “It’s my last #Birthday being buried alive. This year I’m celebrating the whole Virgo cycle, matter of fact, from this year forward I’m living and celebrating like everyday is #MyBIRTHDAY.”

He continued: “The main focus, is to stay focused. I’m not letting nobody rob me of my productivity, prosperity, positivity and peace of mind. My dreams then got bigger and my vision is clearer. 13 years was more then enough time for me to change the reckless path I was on. I’m getting back in the 100MillionDolla race, and my big homie gave me the route. #RNS”