Bobby Shmurda‘s court saga has come to an end for now. The rapper accepted a plea deal today and will serve seven years behind bars.
Bobby Shmurda and two co-defendants, Chad “rowdy rebel” Marshall and Nicholas McCoy, accepted a plea deal from the prosecution in a court hearing today, agreeing to serve seven years in prison rather than risk trial, which had been scheduled to begin Monday.
Under the deal, Shmurda pled guilty to 4th degree conspiracy, which carries a sentence of 1-3 years, and 2nd degree criminal weapons possession, which carries a sentence of 7 years. The two will be allowed to run concurrently, meaning the young rapper will face a maximum of 7 years in prison.
The three accepted a global plea deal, meaning that the offer would only be on the table if all accepted the deal. After tense negotiations with their attorneys, the deal was accepted.
Shmurda, born Ackquille Jean Pollard who seemed destined for stardom when his 2014 viral hit “Hot N*gga” took off, has been in jail longer than the song was a hit. The song has now gone down in infamy for being a trail of evidence to the crimes he and his GS9 crew members have committed.
Shmurda turned 22 years old this past August. If he serves the entire seven years, he will still be getting out before he turns 30.
UPDATE: Shmurda’s lawyer Alex Spiro has released an official statement via FADER.
“His sentence of 7 years, with credit for 2 years already served and good time credit will hopefully permit him to be home in approximately 3 1⁄2 years and resume his remarkable career. This plea also covers a separate Bronx Indictment.”