Rapper Bobby Shmurda Denied Parole

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Rapper Bobby Shmurda performs on stage during Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 at Barclays Center on October 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)

Brooklyn born rapper Bobby Shmurda has been denied parole and will not be released from prison, according to TMZ reports yesterday.

In the Spring Shmurda’s family was confident he would make parole and tentative plans were made for Shmurda to release new music upon his release in the Fall. His sentence ends in December 2021.

Shmurda was arrested on gang conspiracy and gun and drug charges in 2014 and in 2015, he was caught trying to smuggle a “sharp metal object” into Rikers Island while in custody awaiting his trial. Charged with gang conspiracy, in addition to and gun and drug charges, Bobby ultimately pleaded guilty to 4th-degree conspiracy and 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession and sentenced to seven years in prison.

He told the court, “I was forced to take this sentence, I did not want to take this sentence.” He would later be sentenced to four years in prison for promoting prison contraband, served with his original sentence. Shmurda was denied parole yesterday and will serve the entirety of his sentence.