Bobby Shmurda Is Free and Yes, We're All Waiting for the Fitted Cap He Flung Into the Air to Return to His Hea
It seemed like a combination of “about a week ago” and forever ago that Bobby Shmurda had us all doing the Shmoney dance in the club to his hit song. Hell, it seems like forever ago that we’ve been in a club (those of us following COVID-19 protocols, anyway).
That song, “Hot Nigga” (or “Hot Boy” if you’re into the clean version) was released way more than a week ago —about seven years ago if you can believe it. With that hit single, it seemed like Shmurda was on top of the world—until he was arrested in 2016 for conspiracy and weapon charges that had him facing 25 years to life in prison. By pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of criminal possession of a weapon as part of a plea deal, Shmurda (born Ackquille Pollard) was sentenced to six to seven years in prison.
However, the 26-year-old rapper was granted an early release and walked out of Clinton Correctional Facility in New York on Tuesday morning, TMZ reports. Shmurda was able to be released 10 …
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