New York rapper Bobby Shmurda finally spoke out from behind bars this week to update fans on his condition following a publicized gun possession arrest last year.
Prior to having his call cut off, Shmurda pointed his finger at law enforcement trying to keep him locked up.
“The cops been out for me for forever, man. They been trying to slay me for forever, but they never catch me with nothing. There might be like four, five cops that night that had grabbed me. They told me, ‘Yo, I don’t want my kid listening to your music.'” (Hot 97)
Check out Shmurda’s interview on the next page…
Discussing his record label Epic’s reluctance to help him post bail, Shmurda recently downplayed the criminal topics in his music.
Now, from jail, Mr. Pollard, who once stood by the veracity of his rhymes, said that the lyrics were “fabricated,” because “that’s what’s selling nowadays.” And, he added, Epic “grabbed me up at a vulnerable time.” He continued: “I was desperate to get out of the ’hood. I knew I was going to lose my life or go to jail.” But the record deal may have been too late to save him. According to the 101-count indictment, the city had been investigating GS9 since 2013, well before Mr. Pollard became famous. (New York Times)
G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks talked to SOHH this week about Shmurda’s situation.
“I think that them coming in with that raw energy, you got to be on the same radar regardless. You are young, black and not supposed to be here. I was fortunate enough to get out of it, I didn’t sit too long any time I was locked up. But at the same time, it’s not nothing really to talk highly about. I just hope that they can get through that situation okay.” (SOHH)
Rap star 50 Cent singled out Epic Records in an interview over Shmurda’s jailed status earlier this month.
“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)
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)