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Peter Kramer / KRAPE

Rapper B.G. is relieved to be heading to prison, insisting he will use his time behind bars to focus on life after his release.

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The hip-hop star, real name Christopher Dorsey, was sentenced in New Orleans on Wednesday to 14 years for two counts of gun possession and one charge of witness tampering.

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He is adamant he's pleased to be getting his jail time underway and is looking forward to continuing family life once his term is finished.

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Dorsey tells, "I am relieved I found out what my fate was ... because I was facing 30 years and my case kept getting pushed back ... I am just ready to get my sentence started because it's not RIP BG it's FREE BG ... I feel happy and blessed that I will still be a young man and still be able to see daylight because I am someone, a dad, a brother and a son."