Bobby Shmurda hasn’t heard from Epic Records since he was incarcerated alongside his GS9 camp on a myriad of charges in December. Shmurda sits in Manhattan Detention Complex aka “The Tombs” on charges of conspiracy, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminally using drug paraphernalia. Bobby, whose bail has been set at $2 million, pled not guilty to those charges Thursday, Jan. 30.
Epic Records have had no role in helping to compensate his release.
“They’re not standing by me that much,” Shmurda told Billboard. “Every time I call them, there’s excuse about Sony. I haven’t gotten a visit from one of them yet. At first I though it was love. Now everything is all business.”
An Epic representative reportedly told Billboard the label stands behind Shmurda and he’s still on the roster.
Prosecutors have estimated Bobby’s net worth to be $500,000,
Shmurda and his management have attempted to put together a bail package to secure his release. But plans to pay it ultimately fell through.
Bobby’s attorney Kenneth Montgomery opened up on the reasoning behind this in an interview with Complex Mag.
“It wasn’t really money. It was property,” he said. “You need collateral. You need property that has a lot of equity in it. The issue wasn’t with the property. It was an issue of how many people owned the property. You had some people who wanted to present the package and you had someone who was an owner that didn’t. That’s why it didn’t work out.”
Montgomery has no doubt in his mind Bobby will be free if a workable bail application was submitted.
“I never had a client present a bail package that was denied,” he said.
Bobby currently has to sit in jail until his upcoming April 22 court hearing. If convicted, Bobby faces eight to 25 years in prison.
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