New York rapper Bobby Shmurda is getting a lot of hip-hop love while behind bars. The jailed musician has dished on the support he’s received since getting locked up in 2014.
According to Shmurda, rappers ranging from Travis Scott to Meek Mill have kept in touch with him.
“I talked to Travis $cott, Shy Glizzy, Migos, that’s about it. Meek Mill always asks about us, too. He could feel my pain. I feel like a lot of niggas in the rap game ain’t do what I did in these streets and a lot of niggas in the streets ain’t do what I did in the rap game. I still feel like a lot of people don’t feel where we come from.” (Complex)
Bobby also talked about what hip-hop newcomers are currently on his radar.
“I like Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, A Boogie, Young M.A, Bryson Tiller, Dave East,” Shmurda said. “I’m in here wildin’ out trying to make people laugh. We coolin’ in here and getting our mind together. When I go upstate, I’m going to get my GED and try to get me a college degree or something.” (Complex)
A few days ago, Bobby’s lawyer 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)