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Bobby Shmurda, “Hot Boy” artist, “Shmoney Dance” released from prison

Bobby Shmurda is released from prison.

Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, was conditionally released from Clinton Correctional Facility in New York City around 8:30 a.m. EST Tuesday, according to the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, and will be under community supervision. until his sentence is served on February 23, 2026.

According to an interview with Billboard published on Monday, Shmurda got a return from fellow rapper Quavo.

The Migos member, real name Quavious Keyate Marshall, has revealed he will get Shmurda back from jail, after his release on Tuesday.

“I’m going to get my guy,” Quavo said. “I will personally go find Bobby Shmurda. I’m about to go get it. I’ll let it show you how I’m going to get it back, yes sir.

And according to Quavo, the viral hip-hop sensation is already eagerly awaiting its return to music.

“It’s going to be big,” he said.

In 2016, Shmurda, a rapper on the rise thanks to a 2014 viral music video that popularized the “Shmoney dance”, was sentenced to seven years in prison after a guilty plea for conspiring with a violent drug gang (a plea which he claimed he was forced to take). According to the New York City Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, he is expected to be granted parole from jail on Tuesday.

Shmurda thanked his fans “for staying loyal” throughout his sentence in a post on his Instagram Story Monday.

“I love you all and look forward to seeing you all soon,” he added. The rapper also posted a scene from the movie “King of New York” on Instagram on Monday and wrote: “How the (expletives) you all forget”

Shmurda, 26, is best known for “Hot Boy”, a hit song with rhymes about the shooter. He and Chad “Rowdy Rebel” Marshall – another hip-hop artist who also pleaded guilty in the same case – gained notoriety with their performance in the “Shmoney Dance” video, which has an estimated 29 million views on YouTube. Monday.

Authorities arrested Shmurda in late 2014 after he left a recording studio near Radio City Music Hall, just days after performing “Hot Boy” for a national television audience on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Investigators found two handguns and a small amount of crack cocaine in a car he was in, authorities said.

An indictment charged Shmurda and more than 15 charged with various crimes, including murder, attempted murder, assault and drug trafficking. The gang gunfire killed a rival, injured an innocent passer-by sitting in a folding chair outside a Brooklyn home and caused a commotion outside a Miami Beach, Florida nightclub, authorities said.

Court papers alleged that Shmurda had previously fired a gun at a crowd outside a Brooklyn barbershop. They also said he was present during a 2015 showdown between rival drug gangs outside a Brooklyn courthouse where shots were fired.

Contribution: Tom Hays, Associated Press