Bobby Shmurda, born Ackquille Pollard, never got to know his father. The Epic Records artist was only one year old when his then-21-year-old father Gervase Johnson was sentenced to life in prison in 1995 for attempted murder in Miami-Dade County, according to Florida Department of Corrections website. Bobby’s father is now 41.
Bobby, who was born in Florida, relocated to the East Flatbush area of Brooklyn on 95th and Clarkson upon his father’s incarceration.
Bobby, 21, made mention of his pops in viral hit song “Hot N-gaa,” rapping, “Mama said no p-ssy cats inside my doghouse/That’s what got my daddy locked up in the dog pound.”
Bobby suggests his father went down due to a snitch in this record.
The “Bobby B*tch” rapper told Complex he’d still be in Florida if his father wasn’t locked up.
“…My family from down South, so I was always like the kid that was back and forth. My daddy locked up down South,” he said. “Basically, if he wasn’t locked up I would have been a Florida kid. When my daddy got locked up, my moms moved up here. But my grandparents still there, my uncles still down there, so I be flying back and forth. I’m kind of a mixture [of North and South].”
Like his father, Bobby is now facing serious charges at a young age.
Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and eleven members of the GS9 camp appeared before a judge Thursday, Jan. 29 at Manhattan Supreme Court and pleaded not guilty to all charges. The charges total 101 and range from narcotics sales to murder.
Bobby Shmurda faces charges of conspiracy, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminally using drug paraphernalia. Bobby remains held on $2 million bail.
The entire GS9 camp is due back in court on April 22.
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.
Bobby 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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