Brooklyn native and up-and-coming rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested alongside his group GS9 last night in Manhattan. Upon leaving Quad Studio in Times Square the NYPD Brooklyn Gang Task Force had concluded a lengthy investigation which allegedly involved numerous weapon complaints and narcotics trafficking.
The NYPD hasn’t revealed any information yet as its a closed document case. But various sources reveal $52,000 worth of crack (262 grams of crack), a pound of marijuana, $40K in cash, 3 hand guns, and an AR-15 Riffle were apprehended.
His attorney Howard Greenberg claims this is “a bunch of bullsh*t”. Claiming that Bobby’s only crime is fame. This is due to Howard’s claims that the government hates rap, and by extension rappers.
Bobby broke into the scene earlier this year for his record “Hot Nigga”, which was a remix to Lloyd Banks’ “Jackpot.” He’s also successfully released an EP titled Shmurda She Wrote. Stay tuned as more information is revealed.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.
Shumurda was arrested in October for smoking a jointwith two friends while double parked on a Brooklyn street … and in June for possession of a weapon.
UPDATE: 4:39 PM
Details emerge on Bobby’s arrest. A press conference at One Police Plaza was just held with Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan & Commissioner Benjamin Bratton. Officers had confiscated 21 firearms during the course of their investigation with 10 being confiscated last night, which Prosecutors alleged were purchased via crack sales. The NYPD detailed that this was an ongoing investigation which had lasted over two years. Bobby has plead not guilty on conspiracy to commit 2nd degree murder, conspiracy to commit 2nd degree assault, and gun & drug charges.
Bail has been set at $2 million. If found guilty Bobby could face a mandatory minimum 10 year sentence which extends up to life. His GS9 counterpart, Rowdy Rebel featured on a slew of hits including the “Hot Nigga” remix, is facing more serious charges. Prosecutors allege that at one point Rowdy shot a man in Brooklyn and then performed immediately after in the same clothes at the Barclays Center. Fifteen members of the crew currently sit behind bars.
This is ultimately a crusade against rap music. The NYPD is placing some blame on Music Execs. who sign these artists, saying rap music glorifies and encourages misogyny and violence. Stay tuned as more details emerge.