Bobby Shmurda has been released from prison, TMZ reported.
The “Hot N-gga” rapper, whose real name is Ackquille Jean Pollard, served six years and two months at Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. He was officially released at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision database, about 10 months earlier than scheduled.
Early Tuesday morning, blog site 2cool2bl0g uploaded a video clip on its Instagram account, showing the rapper on what appeared to be a private jet with an entourage, including rapper Quavo, shortly after his release. “#Quavo on a Jet with #BobbyShmurda 👀,” the caption for the post read.
Despite his newfound freedom, the Brooklyn rapper still has court orders to adhere to and will serve the remainder of his sentence under community supervision until his maximum expiration date of Feb. 23, 2026.
Fans reacted to the news of Bobby’s release, voicing their thoughts via their social media platforms. Rapper Rich The Kid commented, “My boy Bobby Shmurda backkkkk!! 💙🤞🏾.”
Another user wrote, “Waiting for next week so I can tweet ‘Bobby Shmurda was released from prison about a week ago.’”
Singer Chris Brown sent a message to the rapper saying, “SHMURDA HOME KING OF NEW YORK SH-T!!” He added, “BIG BLOOD BUT I SALUTE A REAL LOC.”
Before his release, Bobby shared a message with his fan base, stating, “My team created this Instagram page after my original page was hacked but thanks to my dedicated fans I managed to get my page verified and also 1M followers without ever being active on this page.” He added, “Thank you for remaining loyal and for riding this six year sentence out with me, I love you all and look forward to seeing you soon. Sincerely, Bod boy Bobby 🤫 ah ahh ahhh.”
As previously reported, Bobby and 12 members of his GS9 crew were arrested on Dec. 17, 2014, at Quad Studios in Midtown Manhattan following an extensive investigation. The now 26-year-old was charged with reckless endangerment, weapons possession, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy to commit murder, though the last charge was eventually dropped.
He was sentenced to six to seven years behind bars after accepting a plea deal in September 2016. He got credit for two years of time served prior to his sentencing. The media publication reported that during his lockup, the rapper garnered 11 violations, including for allegedly having a shank, drug possession and fighting. However, it appeared as though the rapper had changed his ways resulting in his early release.