Bobby Shmurda Wants to Leave Epic Records
Bobby Shmurda feels like Epic Records isn't supporting him during his time of need and wants out of his contract.
"I’m going to try my best to go back on the deal,” the Brooklyn rapper said to the New York Times. “If not, I’ll give them their music and bounce."
The once rising MC was arrested back in December on conspiracy and related charges, and since then, Epic Records executive Sha Money XL released a statement in support of the rapper. However, the record label did not offer Bobby any collateral for his $2 million bail, causing the "Hot N***a" MC to question the company's loyalty to him.
Shmurda's entertainment lawyer Mathew Middleton spoke with the New York Times as well, and explained Bobby's dismay with Epic. Although the label isn't obligated to cover legal fees, Shmurda still expected his home label to offer more emotional and financial support. Epic has “made their money back at least two or three times over,” said Middleton. “I understand from a corporate standpoint that companies cannot put themselves in a position where it appears they’re supporting and condoning criminal activity. But he hasn’t been found guilty of anything yet,” he ended. 50 Cent called out Epic Records recently, seeking answers as to why the label didn’t bail out the Brooklyn Flatbush native.
In December, Shmurda and 14 members of his GS9 crew were arrested on what were initially 69 counts and indicted on Dec. 18. Last month, a superseding indicted was filed that increased the charged to 101 counts. Shmurda is currently in Manhattan Detention Complex. Bobby's legal team withdrew the bail application paperwork earlier this month.