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Bobby Shmurda reportedly accepts plea deal for smuggling shank in Rikers jail

The rapper pleaded guilty for the 2015 incident.

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Bobby Shmurda will have his prison sentence extended following a guilty plea for promoting prison contraband in 2015.

According to Bossip, Shmurda, born Acqukille Pollard, accepted a plea deal after admitting to trying to bring a "sharp metal object" into Rikers Island in 2015. The embattled rapper reportedly told Bronx Supreme Court Judge, Marc Whitten, that he attempted to smuggle the weapon into jail before cops caught him. According to prosecutors, Shmurda received the "metal object" from a female acquaintance Kimberly Rousseau during the 2015 jail visit. Like Shmurda, Rousseau pleaded guilty to the charge of promoting prison contraband.

Shmurda pleaded guilty to attempting to promoting prison contraband and as a result his time in jail will be extended by an additional 1.3 to four years. Had he not accept the plea deal, he could have potentially received seven additional years.

Last year, the 22-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of weapons possession and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

"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," said Shmurda to REVOLT in an interview last year. " I was targeted because of my rap music, it's crazy."

Shmurda has been imprisoned since 2014.

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