American rapper, Bobby Shmurda, whose real name Ackquille Pollard, has been released from prison.
He was originally scheduled to be released in December 2021 but was made eligible for conditional early release on parole thanks to good behavior during his term.
Shmurda was arrested in December 2014 on gang conspiracy charges. Prosecutors claimed the rapper had a leading role in the GS9 gang, an offshoot of the Crips, in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The arrest came on the heels of massive viral popularity surrounding “Hot Boy” and the ubiquitous Vine where he threw his hat and hit the Shmoney Dance.
At 19, he’d signed a massive record deal with Epic. In 2016, he accepted a plea deal that resulted in a seven-year sentence.
On Monday, Migos member Quavo revealed he would pick up Shmurda from prison, following his release on Tuesday.
“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.”
Quavo shared a video of the two of them stepping off of a plane together Tuesday, both wearing masks and surrounded by a small entourage of people as they deplaned.
“Did Six And Didn’t Switch Welcome Home!” Quavo captioned the video on Instagram, tagging Bobby Shmurda.
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Shmurda thanked his fans “for remaining loyal” throughout his sentence in a message posted on his Instagram Story Monday.
“I love you all and look forward to seeing you all soon,” he added.