The Whole Story: Bobby Shmurda Released From Prison.
Touchaheart Nigeria brings to your perusal, details of the Bobby Shmurda Saga; Why he was arrested, When he was released from prison, his plans for after his release and other details you just might have missed.
American Rapper, Bobby Shmurda, To be Released From Prison Tomorrow Morning
According to TMZ, the 26-year-old rapper is looking forward to spending quality time with his family and getting back into the studio after spending the last six years incarcerated.
The outlet spoke with Shmurda’s mother, Leslie Pollard, who said she’s counting down the hours until her son’s release. Pollard told the outlet that Shmurda’s release day festivities will include a quiet dinner with his family. She reportedly added that after the dinner, Shmurda is also looking to hit the ground running by working on some new music.
As reported by REVOLT, Shmurda’s conditional release date was previously bumped up to February 23, which is ten months ahead of the end of his sentence. After being denied parole by a judge, the Time Allowance Committee overturned the decision and granted Shmurda a conditional release due to his good behaviour and participation in programs while behind bars.
Shmurda was initially arrested in 2014 on gang conspiracy, gun and drug charges. Two years later, the Brooklyn native pleaded guilty to 4th-degree conspiracy and 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession and was sentenced to seven years in prison. While in jail, he was also accused of trying to smuggle a “sharp metal object” into Rikers Island.
With Shmurda’s conditional release, he will remain on parole until 2026.
SHMURDA RELEASES STATEMENT PRIOR TO HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON
It’s been over six years since the hat tossing, two-stepping Bobby Shmurda was put behind bars and he’s released a statement ahead of his impending release from prison.
On Monday (Feb. 22), the 26-year-old rapper shared a post via his Instagram Story, revealing that his IG page had been hacked, but he’s back in action via social media thanks to his team.
“My team created this Instagram page after my original page was hacked but thanks to my dedicated fans I managed to get my page verified and also 1M followers without ever being active on this page,” Shmurda wrote.
“Thank you for remaining loyal and for riding this six year sentence out with me. I love you all and look forward to seeing you soon. Sincerely, Bod boy Bobby (whisper emoji) ah ahh ahhh.”
Bobby’s recent statement comes after reports that the Brooklyn rapper is eligible to be released as soon as tomorrow (Feb. 23). A rep for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision confirmed to XXL this morning that Bobby is eligible and his release is “done by statute and not by action of the Board of Parole.” Initially, his potential early release last September was denied by the NYS DOCCS Board of Parole. His conditional release date was later bumped up to February 2021.
SHMURDA’s MOTHER RELEASES HIS PLANS FOR AFTER HE IS RELEASED FROM PRISON
The Brooklyn-born rapper, best known for the viral music video that popularized the “Shmoney dance” has been locked up since 2014 on charges having to do with a gang-related drug case. At the time, he was found with firearms and drugs in his car.
The musician, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, will finish his sentence roughly 10 months early on Tuesday due to good behavior. His mother, Leslie Pollard, spoke with TMZ ahead of her son’s release to reveal what he plans to do with his newfound freedom. It turns out, after more than six years away, he wants to keep things low-key.
His mom told the outlet that he’s looking forward to an intimate dinner with his family and some good food. After dinner, he wants to keep things casual and focus all of his efforts on creating music once again. His mom told the outlet that she anticipates he’ll devote 100% of his time now to making new music.
He will, however, have to take some time out of food and creativity to visit his parole officer regularly.
QUAVO TO PICK UP BOBBY SHMURDA AFTER HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON
Bobby Shmurda is slated to be granted a conditional release from prison on Tuesday (Feb. 23), according to documents obtained by Billboard. When he steps foot out of New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility, Shmurda will have the red carpet rolled out for him.
In an exclusive interview for an upcoming Bleacher Report event, Quavo tells Billboard that he will be there to pick up the Brooklyn rapper in style.
“I’m going to get my guy,” the Migos frontman says. “I’m personally gonna go pick up Bobby Shmurda. I’m bout to go get him. I’m gonna let him show you how I’m gonna pick him up, yessir.”
“It’s gonna be big,” Quavo adds of what he expects from Shmurda’s comeback to hip-hop. Shmurda was originally arrested back in December 2014 alongside several of his GS9 running mates including rapper Rowdy Rebel on conspiracy to murder, weapons possession and reckless endangerment charges.
Prior to his arrest, Shmurda and Migos were working on a joint mixtape titled Shmigo Gang. Quavo then teased another collaboration in the stash at the end of 2019.
Shmurda ultimately took a plea deal for 4th-degree conspiracy and 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession charges along with a seven-year sentence. The “Hot N*gga” rapper was also denied parole in September 2020.
Quavo has long been a fan of the Brooklyn drill rap scene, as he took Pop Smoke under his wing prior to his passing. The duo connected on tracks such as “West Coast Shit,” “Shake the Room,” and “Aim for the Moon.”
WHY SHMURDA WAS ARRESTED
The rapper reluctantly accepted a plea deal in 2016 alongside three other co-defendants in the case after serving more than two years in prison.
Authorities arrested Shmurda in late 2014 after he left a recording studio near Radio City Music Hall, only days after he performed his famous track “Hot Boy” for a national television audience on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Investigators found two handguns and a small amount of crack cocaine in a car in which he was riding, authorities said.
An indictment charged Shmurda and more than 15 defendants with a variety of crimes including murder, attempted murder, assault and drug dealing. Shootings by the gang left one rival dead, injured an innocent bystander sitting on folding chair outside a Brooklyn home and caused pandemonium outside a nightclub in Miami Beach, Florida, authorities said.
The court papers alleged that Pollard once fired a gun toward a crowd of people outside a barbershop in Brooklyn. They also said he was present last year during a confrontation between rival drug gangs outside a Brooklyn courthouse where shots were fired.