Bobby Shmurda Released From Prison
UPDATE (March 23):
According to a new TMZ report on Tuesday (March 23), Bobby Shmurda is prohibited from drinking alcohol, going to bars or hanging out with gang members as part of the conditions of his parole, which ends on Feb. 23, 2026. He also has to adhere to an 8 p.m. curfew and must take substance abuse tests, and get counseling for anger and aggression. Another condition of Shmurda's supervised release is that he has to seek, obtain and maintain employment.
Bobby Shmurda is a free man.
After serving six years and two months in prison, the Brooklyn rapper was released from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York on Tuesday (Feb. 23), XXL has confirmed. Based on the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision database, his status now says "released."
A video was also shared via the Instagram page @2cool2bl0g this morning, which shows Bobby on what appears to be a private jet shortly after his release. "#BobbyShmurda Almost home 👀 they picking him up in a jet," the IG post reads.
Now freed from behind bars, Bobby, born Ackquille Jean Pollard, still has some obligations concerning his sentence. According to a rep for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, the 26-year-old rhymer "will serve the remainder of his sentence under community supervision until his maximum expiration date of February 23, 2026."
Bobby Shmurda and 12 members of his GS9 crew were initially arrested on Dec. 17, 2014, at Quad Studios in New York City following an investigation into the Brooklyn-based collective. Just five months after the official release of his hit breakout single, "Hot Nigga," which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Bobby was hit with a slew of charges including conspiracy, reckless endangerment and weapons, conspiracy in the second degree, three counts of conspiracy in the third degree, reckless endangerment in the second degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and one count of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Sept. 2, 2016, he agreed to a plea deal and pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree conspiracy and one count of weapons possession. The rapper was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison. Bobby's bid hasn't been without incident. Less than a year into his stint, he was charged with smuggling contraband into the prison. He was sentenced to an additional four years for the case, which ran concurrently with his initial sentence.
Bobby was initially up for parole in September of 2020 but was denied by the New York Board of Parole. Last month, a rep for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision confirmed he would be released in February.
One of Bobby's codefendants, Rowdy Rebel, was freed from prison in December of last year. He teased Bobby's release last week on social media. Now that Bobby is no longer locked up, new music and a documentary should be on the horizon.
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