Bobby Shmurda Released Early After 6 Years In Prison
Rapper Bobby Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Jean Pollard, has been released from prison after serving six years behind bars, according to a statement from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
“At approximately 8:30 this morning, Ackquille Pollard was conditionally released from Clinton Correctional Facility. Mr. Pollard will be under community supervision in Kings County until he completes his sentence on February 23, 2026,” read the statement.
Shmurda was denied parole in Sept. 2020. He was scheduled to remain in prison until Dec. 2021, but became eligible for conditional early parole release because of good behavior.
Shortly before his release, Shmurda wrote on his Instagram story, “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.”
Shmurda was arrested in 2014 and charged with conspiracy to murder, possession of weapons and reckless endangerment. He served two years in prison awaiting trial, and in 2016 he took a plea deal for 4th-degree conspiracy and 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession.
He was originally sentenced to seven years in prison, but that sentence was later shortened to five years, crediting the two years he served before his trial.
Rapper and friend of Shmurda, Quavo, told Billboard that he was going to pick Shmurda up from prison upon his release.
“I’m going to get my guy,” said Quavo. “I’m personally gonna go pick up Bobby Shmurda. I’m bout to go get him. I’m gonna let him show you how I’m gonna pick him up, yessir.”
Prior to his arrest, Shmurda and Migos were working on a collaboration called Shmigo Gang.
Shmurda was set to release his debut album with Epic Records after his song “Hot N****” hit Number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The album was postponed due to his imprisonment.