Bobby Shmurda released from prison after serving 7 years
Written by Vibe Houston Staff on February 23, 2021
Bobby Shmurda fans are celebrating the rapper’s release from prison.
Shmurda and his labelmate Rowdy Rebel, along with some of their fellow GS9 affiliates, were initially arrested back in 2014 for running a vicious street gang, conspiracy to murder, drugs and weapon possession.
Shmurda, whose birth name is Ackquille Pollard, and Rebel, whose name is Chad Marshall, eventually took plea deals in 2016.
Both men were sentenced to seven years.
Shmurda and Rebel were both up for parole in 2019, but Shmurda was denied his freedom after his girlfriend allegedly tried to sneak him a shiv into Rikers Island. Rebel exited early in December 2020.
Shmurda’s mom, Leslie Pollard, confirmed that he will be released on Tuesday.
Shmurda’s mom has also confirmed that there is already new music on the way, and fans are already taking to social media to welcome the “Shmoney Dance” rapper home.
In an interview with Billboard, Migos member “Quavo” said he’ll be picking up Shmurda from prison.
“I’m going to get my guy,” Quavo said. “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.”