Rapper Bobby Shmurda is a free man. The "Hot N*gga" rap star was released from prison on Tuesday, Feb. 23, after serving six years on weapons possession charges.
The 26-year-old Miami native, real name Acquille Pollard, will serve 5 years probation on felony criminal weapons possession and conspiracy to murder.
Shmurda's fans see his release as symbolic of criminal justice reform. Particularly during Black History Month.
Shmurda was under investigation by the feds who claimed he is the ringleader of a violent street gang called "GS9" that was responsible for murders and drug trafficking in the Brooklyn area.
He gained overnight fame as an independent artist when he dropped "Hot N*gga" on YouTube in 2014. His signature "Shmoney dance" inspired dozens of Vine videos, and was included on Beyonce and Jay Z's On the Run Tour.