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US Rapper Bobby Shmurda To Be Released Tomorrow After 6 Years In Prison

Bobby Shmurda in court in Manhattan on Wednesday. Before he was arrested, he had risen quickly in the hip-hop world, riding the success of an independent single, “Hot Boy.”Credit...Kevin Hagen for The New York Times
Bobby Shmurda in court in Manhattan on Wednesday. Before he was arrested, he had risen quickly in the hip-hop world, riding the success of an independent single, “Hot Boy.”Credit...Kevin Hagen for The New York Times

Bobby Shmurda is set to be released from prison as early as tomorrow (Feb. 23). 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.

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’s mother reacted to her son’s conditional release in an Instagram post last month.

Shmurda’s friend and collaborator Rowdy Rebel, who was freed at the end of last year, also has high hopes for his impending release, including possibly performing together at Summer Jam 2021.

“We definitely gon’ show up to Summer Jam,” Rebel told Hot 97. “I normally wouldn’t speak on my brother’s behalf, but I know my brother ain’t gonna miss Summer Jam… Some things are just mandatory, and Summer Jam is mandatory.”

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