Bobby Shmurda & Girlfriend Plead Not Guilty to Her Smuggling Knife Into Prison: Report
Bad news for Bobby Shmurda. The 20-year-old rapper could be facing an additional seven years in prison on felony and misdemeanor charges for promoting prison contraband, perjury and criminal possession of a weapon, according to a statement from the Bronx district attorney's office by way of The New York Times.
Shmurda -- born Ackquille Pollard -- pleaded not guilty while appearing in court on Thursday.
Shmurda is accused of having his 18-year-old girlfriend, Kimberly Rousseau, smuggle a knife into Rikers Island on June 21 then lying to a grand jury, said prosecutors.
While visiting Shmurda at the Anna M. Kross Center on Rikers Island, Rousseau reportedly handed Shmurda a "sharp metal object" that she had hidden in her bra. Rousseau has been charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of promoting prison contraband and a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a weapon. She pleaded not guilty. She was released on her own recognizance, reports NYT. A hearing for Rousseau has been scheduled for August.
Shmurda's next hearing is scheduled for October. If convicted, he could be facing up to seven years in prison, said prosecutors.
Shmurda has been held at Rikers Island since Dec. 17, when NYPD raided Quad Recording studio in Times Square and arrested him and others. His bail was set for $2 million.
The extra seven years, if convicted of the new charges, would be on top of the 25 years he's facing for over 100 charges, which include criminal possession of a weapon, multiple counts of conspiracy, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and reckless endangerment.