New York rapper Bobby Shmurda is going to have to wait a little longer before tasting freedom. New reports claim the jailed hip-hop artist has taken a new plea deal to extend his current sentence up to four more years.
According to reports, Shmurda came clean on a prison contraband charge this week in court.
The “Hot N***a” rapper Thursday pled guilty to one count of attempted promoting prison contraband – a nonviolent felony – telling Bronx Supreme Court Judge Marc Whitten that he did indeed try to bring a “sharp metal object” into New York’s Rikers Island jail in 2015 before cops caught him. Shmurda could’ve gotten seven years just for the perjury charge had the case gone to trial. (Bossip)
Last month, details surfaced about Bobby possibly cashing in on a plea deal.
We’re told prosecutors are offering Bobby the chance to plead guilty to a reduced charge of “attempted promoting prison contraband.” If he does he could get 1 to 4 years. Bobby’s already serving 7 years for his murder conspiracy case, but if he takes the plea deal for the shank … the sentence will run concurrently. Sources close to Bobby say his friends, family and lawyers are all pushing him to take the deal. They’re concerned because he’s been a loose cannon in court lately. (TMZ)
Back in October, Shmurda talked about feeling forced into taking a recent seven-year jail sentence.
“I was forced to take this sentence. I don’t want to take this sentence,” Shmurda told the judge as flustered lawyer Alex Spiro stood alongside him in the courtroom. “I want to drop my plea.” The rapper then addressed his lawyer directly as the tension filled the room: “I want to drop my plea and fire you … Why are you telling me to waive my rights? I am not waiving my rights.” (New York Daily News)
Bobby recently said fans should expect him to resume his entertainment career following the jail stint.
“I’m rapping, I’m acting, I’m going to have some books out. I want people to hear my story, they’re gonna feel my pain. I have three years to make a book happen. I got love for 50 Cent, I got love for DMX, but my movie’s gonna be better than Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and Belly put together, and it’s gonna be a true story. And I swear, I feel bad for somebody’s daughter because her back is gonna need some new bones and her vagina gonna need a tombstone. [Laughs.] They ain’t never gonna take my joy.” (Complex)