Bobby Shmurda explains why he took a plea deal for seven years instead of leaving his partner Rowdy Rebel out in the cold.
They fought the good fight but in the end Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel ended up taking a plea deal. While taking a 7-year plea deal seems like a long time (technically he’s already served 2 years) it could’ve been better for Bobby had he made it worse for Rowdy.
In an interview with Complex, Shmurda, 22, reveals that he had a five year offer on the table, but it also meant his man Rebel, 24, would have to serve 12. Instead of taking the bait, like a real one Bobby decided to split the time down the middle with his mans and ‘em and keep it moving.
Why did you take the plea deal?
BS: I did it for Rowdy. They offered me five and offered Rowdy 12. They said the only way they’ll give him seven is if I took seven too. So, you know, I had to take one for the dawgs.
If you hadn’t taken the deal, how much time were you guys looking at?
BS: The judge wasn’t really playing fair because he was letting a lot of stuff into court that wasn’t supposed to be. The only witnesses the DA had against us were lying cops. We had detectives lying, saying they seen us with guns in our hands, but when everything came back there was no DNA, no fingerprints, no nothing. My lawyer told me we don’t want to go to court in Manhattan with these white people because they’re going to be looking at me, a little black kid. Who are they going to believe, the word of this black kid talking about shooting shit up or the word of white officers? A jury is going to believe cops all day. We’re black kids, these are white people with badges.
His lawyer might’ve had a point. And though 5 years may seem like a long time, given the circumstances at least he’ll be able to get out of the bing in his prime and possibly more popular than when he went in. Just look at how much hype was behind Gucci Mane when he finally got out.
Check out the rest of the interview here to read Bobby and Rowdy speak on their lowest moment during this situation, their favorite music out right now, and their post-prison plans.