Bobby Shmurda is speaking out from behind bars for the first time since his arrest late last year. In an interview with Billboard, the “Hot N**a” spitter discussed the massive number of charges that put him in jail, and whether or not the Brooklyn’s D.A.’s office is targeting him for being a rapper.
Shmurda, whose birth name is Ackquille Pollard, was arrested at a New York City recording studio with members of his GS9 crew two weeks before Christmas. The recording artist, who had signed a deal with Epic Records last summer, believes he’s being railroaded by the justice system.
“When I see the judge and the D.A., I just see a bunch of people [who are] trying to take my life away for being blessed,” he explained. “That's what I look at when I look at them. It looks like a bunch of haters.”
Investigators had allegedly been tailing Shmurda and GS9 for several months leading up to the bust. The accused were indicted on more than 60 charges in total, included conspiracy to commit murder, along with gun and drug charges. While one gun charge was dismissed, the 20-year-old Brooklyn native has been unable to post $2 million bail. “They don't have no evidence, no nothing on me for the bill to be so high,” said Shmurda. “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.”
Furthermore, Shmurda asserts that he's not even familiar with all of his co-defendants because authorities were just “picking anybody out of the neighborhood.”
He does still see himself going free however, and intends to “write some platinum songs” after he gets out. The rap newcomer has also spoken to some of his peers while in jail. “I talked to Meek [Mill]," he said. "I talked to French [Montana]. I talked to Migos. I stay in contact with people.”
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