*Bobby Shmurda has been behind bars since Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, when police busted Quad Recording Studios in Times Square.
The “Hot Ni**a” rapper was arrested with a dozen others and was charged with reckless endangerment, weapons possession, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and multiple counts of conspiracy. Whew!
Shmurda opened up to Billboard about his imprisonment and the possibility of making bail in his first interview behind bars. Check out the interview below.
How is it in there?
“It’s survival, survival. Survival of the fittest.”
Has it been hard on you?
“Not that hard. I get a lot of love in here.”
People in there know who you are and know “Hot Boy”?
“Yeah, everybody. Every time I walk the halls, I see people and they yell out “Ah Ah!” or something.”
There are so many rumors, like, that you got stabbed.
“It’s nothing but rumors, man. I’m good. Everybody knows I’m good. I’m chilling. We over here — we over here thugging it out, man. [Laughs.]”
Your mother and your lawyer are working hard to get you out on bail. Are you hopeful about that?
“Uhhh… We’re trying, but right now I think the DA and the judge and everyone in the court is being biased. It’s so crazy. The favoritism, yeah. They don’t have no evidence, no nothing on me for the bill to be so high. I haven’t been out for a year, I haven’t been around for a year. So I didn’t make two million dollars! [Laughs] They gave me a bill they know I can’t pay. We can pay the 10 percent. And we tried to pay the 10 percent and they told us collateral. And every time we go for bail, it’s something new. [Note: The Special Prosecutor’s Office said last week that the suretor (the person putting up collateral for Shmurda) had withdrawn. Shmurda’s lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery, says the defense is now working on a more viable bail package.]”
Your last hearing was Jan. 29. What were you thinking in court?
“When I see the judge and the DA, I just see a bunch of people [who are] trying to take my life away for being blessed. That’s what I look at when I look at them. It looks like a bunch of haters.”
Read more of the interview at Billboard.