*Bobby Shmurda has been denied parole and will continue to serve his max prison sentence until December 2021.
The 26-year-old Brooklyn rapper (Ackquille Pollard) was interviewed by the New York state board of parole last Tuesday, and he was denied an early release, according to Variety.
The rapper has been locked up since December 2014, when more than 15 defendants were charged with various crimes, including murder, attempted murder and drug dealing. Shmurda was facing a maximum sentence of 8 – 25 years on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, reckless endangerment, and drug and gun possession, EUR previously reported.
“Following his Sept. 15, 2020, interview with the Board of Parole, Ackquille Pollard was denied release and given a hold until the maximum expiration of his sentence on December 11, 2021,” a spokesperson from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision tells Complex.
Shmurda’s arrest came months after the artist signed a seven-figure deal with Epic Records. He served two years in prison while awaiting trial, and pleaded guilty in 2016. His seven year sentence was reduced to five years after he was given credit for those two years. He is being held at the Clinton Correctional Facility located in Dannemora, New York
On August 4, Shmurda’s mother Leslie Pollard wished her son a happy 26th birthday on Instagram.
“My boy is Caring, Sharing, Sweet, Loving, Loyal Energetic, Empathetic and Brave he is such a unique person,” she wrote. “I am asking God to continue showering you with blessings my boy and I want you to understand that God has his way and he wouldn’t bring you this far to let you down.”
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I am screaming Happy Birthday to my youngest Chewy Chew and man I don’t know where to start I guess you had to be there. “SPECIAL” is being modest. I am trying to make those of you who don’t know the character relate.. This guy is overloaded with everything he has so much Personality andTalent. My boy is Caring, Sharing, Sweet, Loving, Loyal Energetic, Empathetic and Brave he is such a unique person. I often look at this kid and just smile as a know it took two very special people to produce such a Gem and with alllllllllllllllllllll that Mr. CHEWY had put me through I wouldn’t trade my baby for the world. I am asking God to continue showering you with blessings my boy and I want you to understand that God has his way and he wouldn’t bring you this far to let you down . I wish you Longevity, Great Health, Wealth and Prosperity and may all you life’s desires be fulfilled. LAST ONE IN BABY WE SHOOTING FOR ALL THE STARS IN THE SKY!!!!!