Bobby Shmurda is set to be released from prison as early as tomorrow (Feb. 23). According to TMZ, the 26-year-old rapper is looking forward to spending quality time with his family and getting back into the studio after spending the last six years incarcerated.
The outlet spoke with Shmurda’s mother, Leslie Pollard, who said she’s counting down the hours until her son’s release. Pollard told the outlet that Shmurda’s release day festivities will include a quiet dinner with his family. She reportedly added that after the dinner, Shmurda is also looking to hit the ground running by working on some new music.
As reported by REVOLT, Shmurda’s conditional release date was previously bumped up to Feb. 23, which is 10 months ahead of the end of his sentence. After being denied parole by a judge, the Time Allowance Committee overturned the decision and granted Shmurda a conditional release due to his good behavior and participation in programs while behind bars.
Shmurda was initially arrested in 2014 on gang conspiracy, gun and drug charges. Two years later, the Brooklyn native pleaded guilty to 4th-degree conspiracy and 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession and was sentenced to seven years in prison. While in jail, he was also accused of trying to smuggle a “sharp metal object” into Rikers Island.
With Shmurda’s conditional release, he will remain on parole until 2026.
Shmurda’s mother reacted to her son’s conditional release in an Instagram post last month.
“I am counting down just wishing we could run straight to February right quick,” she wrote at the time. “I can’t wait to hug my child… It ha[s] been almost a year; anxiety is getting the best of me.”
Shmurda’s friend and collaborator Rowdy Rebel, who was freed at the end of last year, also has high hopes for his impending release, including possibly performing together at Summer Jam 2021.
“We definitely gon’ show up to Summer Jam,” Rebel told Hot 97. “I normally wouldn’t speak on my brother’s behalf, but I know my brother ain’t gonna miss Summer Jam… Some things are just mandatory, and Summer Jam is mandatory.”