Roughly five months after Bobby Shmurda made his return his home from a six-year bid, he’s opening up about life after prison. During a recent interview with Desus and Mero, the “Hot Nigga” star discussed his freedom and the feelings that accompany his release, and gave the hosts an update on his re-acclimation into society.
“Honestly, it’s mixed emotions,” he explained frankly. “Some days is work, and some days it’s like, ‘Man, I’m home.’ You know when you can’t believe you’re home? I done came home before but this time it was like, ‘I’m home.’ You know what I’m saying? I’m home.”
He continued, “When you come home, you gotta see everything and what’s what. What’s this? What’s that? That’s what’s really been going on. I’m trying to see what’s this and what’s that before you move cause being in jail just made me smarter. I used to move off a lot of impulse.”
Though Bobby is cautious about his current moves, his desire to return to music was evident back when he was behind bars. Within days of his prison release, he was spotted in studios, raising fans’ anticipation for a new Shmurda song. When speaking to Desus and Mero, he revealed that he will be releasing some records, including a Migos collaboration, that are fit for a “lit summer.”
“We got all types of different music coming out,” he said. “We got the Shmurda shit coming out. We got the Shmigos shit coming out. It’s going to be a lit summer.”
Aside from studio time, Bobby’s other duties as an artist have also resumed. The Brooklyn emcee took to the stage over the weekend at Rolling Loud Miami and is slated to perform at Hot 97’s Summer Jam, which will take place on Aug. 22.
Shmurda served six years of his seven-year sentence in prison on charges including murder, attempted murder, assault and drug dealing before he was granted an early release and freed back in February.
Look below to see Bobby Shmurda’s interview with Desus and Mero.