Bobby Shmurda could be a free man this week. After ongoing struggles to make his $2 million bail (he was denied a reported five times this year), the Brooklyn rapper — whose 2014 hit “Hot Boy” became a viral sensation — could emerge from behind bars as early as Thursday, according to TMZ.
Shmurda’s aunt has reportedly put real estate properties up for sale to help make the hefty collateral as other family members are said to be working closely with New York bondsman Ira Judelson.
The MC born Ackquille Pockard has been locked up, alongside other members of his GS9 squad, since last December on charges including conspiracy counts, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon.
In February, Billboard exclusively spoke to Shmurda about life in the pen and the legal drama surrounding his case. “When I see the judge and the DA, I just see a bunch of people trying to take my life away for being blessed,” he said at the time. “When I look at them, it looks like a bunch of haters.”
“Hot Boy” peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
A rep for Shmurda and the rapper’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, did not immediately respond to Billboard‘s requests for comment.