Bobby Shmurda has been behind bars since 2014 for charges stemming from his involvement in the GS9 gang. He was ultimately sentenced to seven years in prison with a projected release date of December 11, 2021. But according to an Instagram post from the No Jumper podcast, his conditional release date suggests he’ll be getting out 10 months ahead of schedule.
The post arrived on Monday (January 4) and included a screenshot of court documents suggesting a February 2021 release. The caption read, “According to new reports, #BobbyShmurda may be getting a conditional release next month on February 23rd. If released, he will be monitored until his previous release date of December 11, 2021.”
Shmurda, his brother Jayese and several other alleged gang members were charged in a 69-count indictment, which included murder, attempted murder, dealing drugs and weapons possession. In 2016, he pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to possess weapons and possession of a weapon and was sentenced to seven years but eventually got it reduced to just five.
Shmurda soon attempted to withdraw his plea, claiming his attorney “forced” him to take it but was shot down. Last September, his request for parole was also denied. Shmurda has racked up at least 11 violations while in prison — from drug possession to using a shank during a fight, which presumably played a role in the Board’s decision.
Fellow GS9 member Rowdy Rebel, who was arrested in the RICO case alongside Shmurda, was released from prison last month. He’d been locked up in New York’s Ogdensburg Correction Facility since 2016
There have been a handful of popular rappers that have unfortunately seen their fair share of run-ins with the law. Miami born Bobby Shmurda is no exception.
The same year that he had a single peak at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, he was arrested in New York City, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to six years in prison. So, what did Bobby Shmurda do, and when will he be released?
Bobby Shmurda pleaded guilty to several charges including conspiracy to commit murder.
On Dec. 17, 2014, police arrested Bobby Shmurda and 14 others, including his brother Javese and his fellow GS9 label-mate Rowdy Rebel. Police charged Shmurda with conspiracy to commit murder, reckless endangerment, and drug and gun possession. Shmurda pleaded guilty and was held on $2 million bail.
It later came out that New York City Police had been investigating Shmurda and his friends for murder and shooting indiscriminately at crowds in public places long before he rose to fame. Police said that Shmurda was “the driving force” in a gang also known as GS9 (standing for “Grimey Shooters,” “Gun Squad,” or “G Stone Crips”), which is also the name of his label. The gang dealt crack and had rivalries with other gangs over territory.
On Sept. 2, 2016, Shmurda pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree conspiracy and one count of weapons possession, as part of a plea bargain. He was sentenced to seven years in prison. Under the plea deal, the rapper cannot appeal the given sentence. However, he will be given credit for two years served, leaving five years left on his sentence, followed by five years of probation.