The last we heard from Bobby Shmurda, a judge was trying to up his bail to $2.5 million, but according to TMZ, Shmurda’s legal team is still working to get him released. Shmurda’s family is reportedly putting together a bail package with collateral and property to cover the balance and get him out—possibly as early as this week.
The 21-year-old, who has been denied bail five times already, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, multiple weapons possession, and reckless endangerment as part of an indictment involving him and his GS9 crew. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Shmurda has been incarcerated since December. In October, Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid defended his decision not to pony up the bail money. “It made me feel like people don’t know anything about my business. It’s really not their business. That’s the truth about it,” Reid told the Rap Radar podcast. “We’re not elected officials here, and we’re not at liberty to disclose how we do business.”
He added, “We seriously don’t make the money we used to make. That’s a fact of life. Bobby Shmurda is not the same as Snoop Dogg and Murder Was the Case, who’s coming off The Chronic and his first album. It’s a different era, ya know? And, we’re a publicly held corporation. We just aren’t in the same position we were in back in those days. So, it’s a different day.”