News broke out a couple days ago that rapper Bobby Shmurda and his crew GS9 (G-Stone 90s) were all arrested after a studio session in New York by NYPD and Brooklyn task force. The police allegedly found tons of guns and narcotics owned by the rapper and his crew.
Shmurda, whose government name is Ackquille Pollard, pleaded not guilty to the following charges: conspiracy in the second degree, three counts of conspiracy in the third degree, reckless endangerment in the second degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, and one count of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. Pollard faces 8 1/2-25 years in prison on conspiracy charges alone and a maximum 15 years on each weapon charge if convicted. His bail was set at $2 million. His attorney, Howard Greenberg, said that Pollard’s record company, Epic Records, is getting his bond together with insurance money as we speak. Pollard and his GS9 crew all pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Bobby Shmurda was known for his summer anthem “Hot Nxxxa” that had the entire world doing the “Shmoney Dance”. Every star from Chris Brown to Rihanna was posting the song and doing the dance on social media. Because of the songs success, Shmurda signed a record deal with Epic Records.
Following the arrest, NYPD released these photos:
Epic Records executive Sha Money XL had this to say about the arrest:
“I was not arrested. They held me until they searched the studio then let me go. I signed these kids to give them a better way in life not to be dragged down by the media and gunned down by the 40 cops that raided the studio and pointed guns at me for working my job. You have no idea how this makes me feel or look when I’m one of the only few black men signing black artist from the streets and giving them a chance to do better in life.”