New York rapper Bobby Shmurda has high hopes despite agreeing to a seven-year jail sentence last month. The jailed hip-hop artist believes he’ll be out sooner than people think.

New footage has surfaced of Shmurda speaking on his legal crunch and claiming he’ll once again taste freedom in three years.

A few days ago, Bobby’s lawyer also suggested his client would not serve the full seven years.

Mr. Pollard’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, said in a statement that the rapper would receive credit for time served, which would “hopefully permit him to be home in approximately three and a half years and resume his remarkable career.” (New York Times)

Buzz surfaced last Friday (September 9) about Shmurda agreeing to a plea deal.

Rapper Bobby Shmurda, born Ackquille Jean Pollard, and two co-defendants, Chad “Rowdy Rebel” Marshall and Nicholas McCoy, have accepted a plea deal from the prosecution in a court hearing today, agreeing to serve seven years in prison rather than risk trial, which had been scheduled to begin the jury selection process Monday (Sept. 12). (Yahoo! Music)

Spring reports revealed Bobby’s weapons trial had been delayed through September.

Kati Cornell, the Director of Public Information at the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor in New York, confirmed the date change of the trial with XXL today (May 9). The “Hot N*gga” rhymer’s trial was initially scheduled for May 11, but was moved to May 12. Now the trial will start exactly four months from the previous date on Sept. 12. (XXL Mag)