New York rapper Bobby Shmurda won’t be coming home anytime soon. The jailed hip-hop artist has reportedly accepted a plea deal in his publicized gun trial and will remain behind bars.
According to reports, Shmurda’s agreement will have him serve seven years in jail.
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)
Recent reports claimed Shmurda would sue the New York Police Department on alleged false arrest on gun and drug charges when they busted him June 3, 2014 at a friend’s home.
Rapper Bobby Shmurda wants to get paid by the city for an alleged false arrest on gun and drug charges by the NYPD, according to a federal lawsuit. “When one of the occupants opened the door a slight bit to see who was there, Officer Douglas Corso and other police officers kicked in the door and illegally entered the residence without a search warrant,” according to the suit filed Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court. (New York Daily News)
Back in March, Shmurda caught a tough break in court when a judge rejected a request to expose the arresting officers.
Bobby claims in new court docs cops have had it out for him because of his anti-police raps … adding the very same officers who arrested him in 2014 harassed him and his friends before. Shmurda says the 3 NYPD cops who claim they found him gun in hand in a NYC apartment have a history of lying. Shmurda says, in an unrelated case, one of the cops in question swore she saw a drug exchange but later fessed up and said it wasn’t true. (TMZ)