Bobby Shmurda is fighting the battle of his life right now as he sits in a Rikers Island jail cell on charges of conspiracy, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminally using drug paraphernalia. It doesn’t help that Bobby feels that the court is showing extreme bias towards him.
The GS9 artist, who pleaded not guilty to his charges, called the judge and DA in his case a “bunch of haters” during an interview with Billboard.
“…I think the DA and the judge and everyone in the court is being biased,” he told Billboard. “It’s so crazy. The favoritism. 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.
Bobby Shmurda’s attorney Kenneth Montgomery announced Friday, Jan. 30 his client posted $2 million bail. But that bail package has since been withdrawn, according to the New York Times.
“It’s our understanding that the suretor has withdrawn and that no hearing is currently scheduled,” Katie Cornell, a spokeswoman for the office of the special narcotics prosecutor for New York City, told the NY Times.
Montgomery told the Times him and Bobby’s management were trying to put together a “new bond application.”
“We’re hoping to get it done within the next week,” he said.
Bobby and his attorney Kenneth Montgomery initally tapped the services of celebrity bail bondsman Ira Judelson to arrange his release. NYC reportedly had up to 72 hours review the bail package.
“If the city is playing fair, there will be no need for a hearing,” Montgomery said, according to the NY Times.
Bobby now has to sit in jail until his upcoming April 22 court hearing.
“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,” Bobby told Billboard. “That’s what I look at when I look at them. It looks like a bunch of haters.”
Bobby Shmurda and GS9 were arrested Dec. 17 after a recording session at Quad Studio. Their arrests follow a long-term investigation by the NYPD for their suspected involvement in gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in NYC, according to the New York Daily News. Police reportedly seized 21 guns during their investigation, 10 of them during the crew’s highly publicized arrests.
Bobby is alleged to have been involved in two shootings in early 2014, according to court documents obtained by the AP. He allegedly fired a gun toward a crowd of people outside a barbershop in Brooklyn earlier this year. He was also allegedly present last year during a shootout between rival gangs outside a Brooklyn courthouse.
If convicted, Bobby faces eight to 25 years in prison.
XXL presented a full list of Bobby’s charges on their website.
The newly signed Epic Records artist was arrested this past summer after police found him in possession of firearm, according to court documents obtained by the New York Post.
Bobby was allegedly spotted by police brandishing a firearm at his Brownsville apartment on June 3. He was arrested after trying to stash the weapon in a couch. He was later reportedly released on $10,000 bail.
Bobby was subsequently charged with felony criminal possession of weapon, which carries a maximum of 15 years in prison.
Members of Bobby’s GS9 camp were involved in an October shooting that sparked mass chaos at Fat Tuesday’s nightclub in Miami Beach. The alleged gunmen were driving a black Infiniti when they fired several shots at rivals.
Police were able to nab two suspects that included Alex Crandon, 20, of Brooklyn, NY; and Dimitri Mara Bastien, 22, of Bayshore, NY. According to a police report, Crandon was arrested for driving with a suspended license and Bastien was arrested for marijuana possession and possession of counterfeit currency.
Crandon and Bastien were not charged with the shooting.
Miami Beach Police Officers say the shooting incident was a retaliation shooting for a murder that occurred in Brooklyn, NY about four to five years ago, 7 News of Miami reports.
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