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Bobby Shmurda Set to Be Released from Prison Tomorrow

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Bobby Shmurda is set to be released from prison in New York tomorrow (February 23).

The New York rapper, who became widely known in 2014 for his hit song ‘Hot N***a’, was sentenced to seven years in prison in October 2016 after pleading guilty to conspiracy and weapons possession as part of a plea deal.

Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, was denied parole back in September. He was ordered at the time to serve his maximum sentence (December 11, 2021) in prison.

Last month, The New York Times reported that a fresh review by the Department of Corrections restored Shmurda’s credit for “good institutional behaviour”, ensuring that he was eligible for conditional release on February 23.

Ahead of his release, a video was posted to the Brooklyn rapper’s Instagram account earlier today (February 22) to anticipate his return. The five-minute clip shows a scene from the 1990 film King Of New York, featuring actor Christopher Walken as former drug lord Frank White leaving Rikers Island.

“How the fuc y’all forget about me,” the caption reads with a raised eyebrow emoji. See the post below.