New York rapper Bobby Shmurda can’t catch a break behind bars. The hip-hop artist has reportedly been sentenced to four years in prison.
According to reports, the rapper’s latest punishment is in relation to a banned weapon.
The rapper — who is already serving 7 years for his murder conspiracy conviction — appeared in court with attorney Alex Spiro Friday and pled guilty to the crime of attempted promoting prison contraband. The new sentence runs concurrently … meaning it won’t be tacked on to his 7 year sentence. Bobby’s been in jail since December 2014, so he’s already taken a chunk out of his sentence. (TMZ)
Recent reports revealed Shmurda had accepted a prison contraband case plea deal.
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)
In January, 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)