Earlier this month, Bobby Shmurda’s case took yet another unfortunate turn. The 21-year-old Brooklyn rapper was denied a request to have his $2 million bail reduced. Reports later surfaced that Bobby would be allowed to pay ten percent of the bail amount, but the “Hot N***a” spitter has now set the record straight. In a phone interview with Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning, Bobby Shmurda made it clear that authorities are looking to collect the full amount.
“They want a hundred percent,” he said. “They don’t want 25 percent, they don’t want 40, they don’t want 50. They want the whole two million dollars. We have more than the ten percent, it’s the collateral. They want two million dollars collateral.”
Elaborating that prosecutors attempted to raise his bail to $2.5 million, Bobby also took a moment to reiterate that he has not been in contact with his record label, Epic. His mother, Leslie Pollard was also on the call, and confirmed that she has spoken to people at the label, and they continue to refuse to pay the whopping amount. The rapper also took a moment to clarify a past story about an altercation that landed him and his G29 cohort Rowdy Rebel in solitary confinement. He denounced, however, that he had ever been seriously harmed.
“I’m always gonna be good. I heard a bunch of rumors about stuff happening to me, ain’t nobody laid a finger on me yet. I get love from everywhere. Of course I got my haters, but what they say? ‘You ain’t got no haters, you ain’t poppin.’ You know how that s**t go.”
As Bobby Shmurda’s on-wax proclamations of violence and crime remain tunes that his fans hit their Shmoney dance to, the rapper was given the chance to share a message with them. Remarking that his music is not to be an example, he urged his young listeners to use his tracks as purely entertainment.
“This shit ain’t sweet. To all the kids out there, my music is not for nobody to go reenact or something. It’s something that I been through, it’s something that is where I come from,” he said. “A lot of people don’t come from where I come from, a lot do. But the people that do come from where I come from, it don’t make it right for the things I talk about, to go outside and do it. It’s okay to be in the club and reenact when we dancing and having fun. That’s about it, don’t take it farther than the club. These people not playing with us right now. Young black men, young kids period. They not playing with nothing right now. They trying to take eight years out my life right now.”
Listen to Bobby Shmurda’s full interview with Ebro In The Morning below: