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Bobby Shmurda Speaks: ‘I’m Being Targeted Because Of My Rap Music’

The rapper talks to REVOLT about his case and current legal issues.

Mack Pittman // REVOLT

Additional reporting by Joed Esperance

[Late last week, REVOLT hopped on the phone to speak to Bobby Shmurda, who is currently being held at Westchester County Correction while awaiting trial on May 11 for conspiracy charges. The lengthy conversation spanned topics such as his case, future plans, and of course the music. Giving him a platform to speak to his fans, we compiled several portions of Bobby's interview into various bites. Below are his thoughts on the current case against him and feeling like a target.]

"I definitely appreciate the interview and looking forward to it so I could let everybody know what’s going on with this injustice, and not only with my case, but hundreds of cases [around] the country. It’s a bunch of injustice going on with my case right now."

"Really, I’m allowed to say everything [so] right now I want everybody to know that I’m being targeted by police, the prosecutor, I’m being targeted by Manhattan judges, everything. It’s a bunch of injustice going on with my case. Like right now, we’re putting in motions I got several laws pertaining to my case, during my whole incarceration."

"I’ve been locked up for 14-15 months now [and] been in the law library, so I looked up several laws pertaining to my case saying that my bail isn’t supposed to be high and their violating the eighth amendment with that. They violating my constitutional rights, my civil rights, everything. I’m not even supposed to be in Manhattan right now, I want everybody to know that. All of this is claims. I got a narcotics D.A. and there’s no drugs caught in this case. There’s no drugs, no kingpin charges, nothing."

"All of these alleged crimes they saying we committed is supposed to be in Brooklyn, but we have court in Manhattan. It doesn’t make no sense. All of these alleged crimes, they saying that we murdered people and reckless endangerment, they have no evidence. They have nothing. They put us together because these people were in my video. They don’t have nothing on us. I’ve been ready to go to trial and put in a 30.30 motion… and they’re still not ready for trial and now it’s on May 11th. After May, they’re probably going to push it back to August, September who knows."

"I feel like what they’re doing right now is what they do to a lot of people when they don’t have no case on them… I was targeted because of my rap music, it’s crazy.”

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