Hot Boy hitmaker, Bobby Shmurda’s hope for good news has been tarnished by a Manhattan Supreme Court for the sixth time as he has been denied bond yet again, keeping him in jail on a $2 million bail. (yes, $2 MILLION!!!)
Almost a year ago, the 21-year-old rapper and 14 others were arrested and indicted on a number of criminal charges including drug, weapons and conspiracy charges.
Earlier this week, the Brooklyn native had put together a new bail package that seemed promising, with his aunt Janelle DeFreitas offering four real estate properties in the New York area as collateral while family members worked closely with bondsman Ira Judelson.
Unfortunately for Shmurda, the court was not hearing it.
Shmurda, whose birthname is Ackquille Pollard, made waves earlier in 2014 with his hit Hot Boy, which peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100 and landed him a record deal with Epic Records.
Sadly, the limelight went dark really fast for the young MC.
Having now spent 351 days in jail since his initial arrest, Shmurda still refuses to accept prosecutors’ deal of a recommended sentence of eight years.
During a surety hearing last Thursday, Judge James Burke rejected Shmurda’s bail package in a sealed proceeding, putting the case back on its previous schedule with Shmurda’s next court date set for Jan. 11.
Shmurda’s lawyer Alex Spiro, who is his third attorney on the case (third times a charm), declined to comment on the decision but maintained that the trial will indeed begin in January.
The court hearing was the first public appearance Shmurda made since last October.
The jailed artist reportedly stated back in February that the system is against him, stating,
“When I see the judge and the DA, I just see a bunch of people [who are] trying to take my life away for being blessed…That’s what I look at when I look at them. It looks like a bunch of haters.”
Haters or not, Shmurda remains behind bars and we can only hope he is not there for the next half of his adulthood.