2021 will mark the return of Bobby Shmurda. After spending the last several years in prison, the “Hot N*gga” rapper could be getting released as soon as next month, provided that he’s on his best behavior.
The Department of Corrections moved his conditional release date to Feb. 23, 2021. According to TMZ, the Time Allowance Committee pushed up the potential release after determining that the 26-year-old rhymer was eligible for early release given his participation in prison programs, as well as good behavior. His parole eligibility date is listed as Dec. 11, 2021.
Shmurda, whose birth name is Ackquille Jean Pollard, was denied parole last summer. If freed next month, he will remain under the parole board’s supervision, which means that he could get sent back to prison for violating. He is currently serving time at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility.
The Brooklyn-bred recording artist was originally arrested in a 2014 gang bust. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy and weapons possession charges in 2016 and was sentenced to seven years with credit for time served. Since being in prison, Shmurda has been involved in a number of physical altercations. In 2017, he was charged with sneaking contraband into prison for which he was hit with four years to run concurrently with his seven-year sentence.