Hip Hop newbie Bobby Shmurda may have seen his career come to an untimely demise today, seemingly cut short as he faces the heavy hand of law following claims he is part of a street gang behind several shootings linked to a drugs turf war.
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Best known for the smash hit single ‘Hot Boy’, Shmurda was named in an indictment charging he and more than 15 others linked to him with crimes that range from murder to drug dealing.
Yesterday morning, he was arrested for conspiracy, reckless endangerment and gun possession after leaving a recording studio in midtown Manhattan, accused of firing a gun toward a crowd of people outside a barber shop earlier this year.
His plea? Not guilty, held on $2 million bail at a hearing in state Supreme Court in Manhattan as his attorney slammed the legal drama with:
Does it make sense that he would resort to committing crimes when he has the world in the palm of his hand? It’s ridiculous.
The evidence includes several recorded phone conversations, including some between Pollard and gang members serving time on Rikers Island, the indictment says. The gang used code words, referring to firearms as “tone” and “socks,” narcotics as “crills,” and shootings as “sun tan,” it says.
During a conversation on April 28, Pollard bragged, “I am two socks Bobby right now,” the indictment says.
A “Hot Boy” video posted on YouTube in August has been viewed tens of millions of times, and Pollard performed the song for a national television audience this month on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“My music is straight facts,” Pollard recently told New York magazine. “There are a lot of gangsters in my ‘hood.”
Pollard’s criminal history included two arrests for gun and drug possession, authorities said.