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Billboard recently got an exclusive interview with currently incarcerated rapper Bobby Shmurda, who has been locked up on Rikers Island since December 17th of last year. Shmurda faces several serious charges, including multiple counts of conspiracy, weapons possession, reckless endangerment, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Bobby could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted for the most serious conspiracy charges.
During the interview, Shmurda kills rumors that he was stabbed while behind bars, saying he’s “chilling” and “thugging it out” until he hits the streets again. He also said he gets a lot of love inside and pretty much everyone recognizes him from his “Hot N***a” song and video.
He also believes that the DA and judge are being biased in their case, saying there isn’t enough evidence against him for the bail to be so high. He aims to prove this point, noting that he hasn’t even been out as an artist for a year yet, so he doesn’t have $2 million sitting around to make bail. He does say, however, that the courts are blocking the efforts his team is making to get him out.
“They gave me a bill they know I can’t pay. We can pay the 10 percent. And we tried to pay the 10 percent and they told us collateral. And every time we go for bail, it’s something new.”
According to Billboard, however, The Special Prosecutor’s Office said last week that the suretor (the person putting up collateral for Shmurda) had withdrawn. Shmurda’s lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery, says the defense is now working on a more viable bail package.
Bobby continued, “When I see the judge and the DA, I just see a bunch of people [who are] trying to take my life away for being blessed. That’s what I look at when I look at them. It looks like a bunch of haters.”
Shmurda also said that other than family, he’s been in contact with Meek Mill, Migos and French Montana since being locked up. In the end, he wants his fans to stay positive.
“Keep your head up. Everybody goes through tough times and good times. You know what, tough times don’t last forever. I say, God makes his toughest battles for his strongest soldiers.”