Bobby Shmurda will remain in prison until December of next year.
Despite high hopes of freedom, Bobby Shmurda failed to receive parole on Monday and will remain incarcerated until the very end of his sentence on December 11, 2021. The New York rapper was arrested in 2014 and charged with conspiracy to murder, weapons possession, and reckless endangerment. The conspiracy to murder charge was dropped in 2016 following a plea deal.
In an interview the year of his plea deal, Shmurda said he took two extra years so that his friend could serve five less. “I did it for Rowdy,” he said. “They offered me five and offered Rowdy 12. They said the only way they’ll give him seven is if I took seven too. So, you know, I had to take one for the dawgs.”
Despite his loyalty, parole boards did not see enough good behavior in Shmurda’s years behind bars. He has racked up 11 violations, including drug possession, fighting and is serving four concurrent years for having a shank.
As previously reported, Shmurda was getting ready to release new music and a documentary upon his release. According to his mother, he planned to tell the parole board that if released, “he’s going to put his nose to the grindstone in the studio.” She also added that Bobby now knows better and will stay out of trouble. According to TMZ, the documentary he plans to make will be an “educational tool for troubled youth.”
Shmurda still managed to hit the charts while incarcerated.
Bobby Shmurda’s life in prison has not been devoid of success. His 2018 collaboration with 6ix9ine titled “STOOPID” ––which was recorded via phone call–– went platinum and hit no. 25 on the Billboard singles charts. He has also featured on Migos and French Montana songs since his sentence began.