Rap sensation Bobby Shmurda is still behind bars on Riker’s Island, according to his attorney.
Rumors swirled all last week that the 20-year-old “Hot N*gga” rapper paid his $2 million bail and was out roaming the streets.
“I haven’t heard that. I can’t confirm that,” Shmurda’s attorney Howard Greenberg told REVOLT on Tuesday (January 6).
Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, was arrested last month during an undercover police sting in NYC. Investigators seized 21 guns, including 10 weapons at Quad Recording studios near Times Square. 14 members of the notorious GS9 gang were also rounded up in the raid on the recording studio.
The prosecutor called Shmurda a “driving force” in the street gang.
In addition to various weapons charges, Shmurda was also charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault. The murder charges stem from an armed assault on his brother.
Shmurda faces 25 years to life if found guilty on all charges.
Rumors that Shmurda’s record label put up his $2 million bail money were unfounded. As was the rumor that Shmurda was killed in jail.
“There are rumors going around, another rumor a few weeks ago was that he was killed there,” Greenberg told REVOLT. “It’s just rumors.”
Greenberg said he doesn’t expect Shmurda to be released from jail until at least January 29.
“A lot of guys in the media got that wrong,” he told REVOLT.
“The bail was set on that day [of the arraignment hearing]. The bail was set. But then it’s just a matter of putting the package together,” he added.
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