Bobby Shmurda’s seven-year prison sentence may possibly be reduced by a few months, according to updated court documents. The “Hot Nigga” rapper will reportedly be granted an early release if he can stay out of trouble.
Shmurda has behind bars since he was arrested on gang conspiracy and gun and drug charges in 2014. Throughout his sentence, he’s been denied bail a few times, and most recently, his hopes to be granted parole were rejected due to past violations. The Brooklyn native was expected to serve his entire sentence behind bars, but new documents suggest his sentence may be cut short.
As TMZ reported, the Time Allowance Committee, which consists of prison staff changed Shmurda’s conditional release date — which was originally slated for Dec. 11 — to Feb. 23 because of his good behavior and participation in prison programs. The decision will be rescinded if he messes up or behaves badly between now and then.
The news of the Brooklyn rapper’s potential early release comes after GS9 affiliate Rowdy Rebel — who was arrested alongside him in 2014 — was freed from police custody. The “Computers” star’s freedom reminded many of the sacrifice Shmurda made for him to receive a shorter sentence.
“They offered me five [years] and offered Rowdy 12,” Shmurda told Complex in 2016. “They said the only way they’ll give him seven is if I took seven too. So, you know, I had to take one for the dawgs.”
As Rebel celebrated being a free man, he hopped on Instagram to share a few words from Shmurda, who is seemingly anticipating his own release. “I love all y’all, I love all my fans, I love all the support,” the Smurdaville emcee said. “We’ll be right there. Don’t even trip. Welcome home my big bro. You already know, you deserve it. We ’bout to turn up like no fucking tomorrow, nigga.”