Brooklyn’s Bobby Shmurda continues to call a prison cell home as he awaits his fate after being arrested last December on multiple counts of conspiracy, weapons possession, reckless endangerment, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. For his most serious offense, Bobby could be facing up to 25 years on a murder conspiracy charge. Currently, his legal team is doing everything in their power to fight for his freedom.
This past Saturday, Billboard talked to the young rapper about his case, situation in jail, and hopes for the future. Thankfully, Bobby says has been receiving “a lot of love” and dispelled rumors that he was stabbed in a jailhouse fight. As for support from the hip-hop community, the BK native says he spoke to Meek Mill, French Montana and Migos.
Bobby explains his bail situation and more below…
Billboard: Your mother and your lawyer are working hard to get you out on bail. Are you hopeful about that?
Shmurda: 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. [Note: The Special Prosecutor’s Office said last week that the suretor (the person putting up collateral for Shmurda) had withdrawn. Shmurda’s lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery, says the defense is now working on a more viable bail package.]
Your last hearing was Jan. 29. What were you thinking in court?
When I see the judge and the DA, I just see a bunch of people [who are] trying to take my life away for being blessed. That’s what I look at when I look at them. It looks like a bunch of haters.
How do you feel about the other people who are your co-defendants? Have you been in touch with them at all?
Some of them I don’t know. Some of them I do know. They just started picking anybody out of the neighborhood. They got me locked up with — I’ve seen, I don’t know, probably like six people here. I don’t even know everybody. It’s crazy.