G-Unit head 50 Cent may have stirred up a big debate by questioning music label Epic Records for not posting up a $2 million bail to have their artist Bobby Shmurda released from jail.
Curtis Jackson singled out the label in a new interview over Shmurda’s jailed status.
“You know what I’d really like to see? That check from Epic. Why they didn’t get Bobby out? Why they didn’t bail Bobby out? They got money on the man why they didn’t bail him out?” (Shade 45)
Check out 50 Cent’s full comments on Bobby Shmurda on the next page…
After denying rumors about being stabbed and talking about fellow inmates showing support, Shmurda recently spoke on his bail woes.
“Uhhh… We’re trying, but right now I think the DA and the judge and everyone in the court is being biased. It’s so crazy. The favoritism, yeah. They don’t have no evidence, no nothing on me for the bill to be so high. I haven’t been out for a year, I haven’t been around for a year. So I didn’t make two million dollars! [Laughs] 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.” (Billboard)
Shmurda also talked about what music stars had kept in touch.
“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. … I talked to Meek [Mill]. I talked to French [Montana]. I talked to Migos. I stay in contact with people. … [To my fans], 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.” (Billboard)
Recent reports revealed Shmurda would have to remain in jail until his next hearing in April.
A $2 million bail package application posted Friday on behalf of the 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper, who is facing an array of gang conspiracy charges, was pulled on Wednesday, the office of the special narcotics prosecutor for New York City said. “It’s our understanding that the suretor has withdrawn and that no hearing is currently scheduled,” said Kati Cornell, a spokeswoman for the office. (New York Times)