Bobby Shmurda is free.
The Brooklyn rapper, 26, was released from prison, ending his seven-year sentence 10 months earlier than expected.
Rapper Living Life is gone New York’s Clinton Correctional Center shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to TMZ.
Excited to return to a normal life, the first thing Shmurda did after her release was call her mom Leslie Pollard on FaceTime to celebrate.
Free man: Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda was released from prison after serving more than six years of his seven-year sentence on weapons and conspiracy charges in 2014. Seen in 2014 above
‘My baby!’ She shouted in a Twitter video of the happy moment, telling her son how ‘handsome’ he was despite his time behind bars.
Obviously delighted to be free, he hammered it a bit, flexing his arms and sliding on a diamond chain while talking to mom.
Shmurda had been in custody since December 2014 and was initially sentenced to six to seven years in prison after entering into a plea deal in 2016 for conspiracy to possess weapons and possession of a weapon. The arrangement earned him two years of service.
“ Thank you for staying loyal and escaping this six-year sentence with me, ” Shmurda wrote in an Instagram story before his release. “I love you all and look forward to seeing you soon.
Mum Leslie shared some of her post-release plans on Monday, telling TMZ Bobby was looking forward to spending time with his family and making music again.
Bobby and his family will enjoy an “ intimate ” meal tonight before returning to the studio for the first time in over half a decade,
Hi Mom! Excited to return to a normal life, the first thing Shmurda did after his release was call his mother Leslie Pollard on FaceTime to celebrate
All smiles: “My baby!” She shouted in a Twitter video of the happy moment, telling her son how ‘handsome’ he was despite his time behind bars
According to TMZ, mum Pollard said the star will dedicate ‘most, if not all, of his time creating music again’.
Shmurda, whose legal name is Ackquille Pollard, will need to regularly register with his parole officer.
After his release, he will be on parole until 2026.
It was revealed last month by the New York State Department of Corrections that the hitmaker would be eligible for early release.
Shmurda was sentenced to seven years in 2016 after pleading guilty to conspiracy and possession of weapons in connection with what prosecutors have called a leading role in the GS9 gang.
Older, Wiser: It was clear Bobby had grown a lot during his six-plus years behind bars
Plans: The rapper will enjoy an “ intimate dinner ” with the family and a moment of relaxation before directly resuming the music, his mother Leslie Pollard revealed Monday.
GS9 is an offshoot of the Crips in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn.
At the time, he had already spent two years in prison instead of a $ 2 million bail.
The rapper burst onto the hip-hop scene with his hit single called Hot Boy in the edited version, which went on to hit number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014.
The 19-year-old followed that up by signing a seven-figure multi-album deal with Epic Records.
Authorities arrested Shmurda in late 2014 after he left a recording studio near Radio City Music Hall, just days after playing Hot Boy for a nationwide TV audience on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Incarcerated: serving sentence: Shmurda had been in custody since December 2014 and was initially sentenced to six to seven years in prison after entering into a plea deal in 2016 for conspiracy to possess weapons and possession of a weapon
Investigators found two handguns and a small amount of crack cocaine in a car he was in, authorities said.
Shmurda was denied parole in September, in part for disciplinary action taken against him while incarcerated, then sentenced to his maximum sentence until December 21, 2021.
According to TMZ, he racked up 11 violations behind bars, caught in possession of a weapon, drugs and fighting.
But a recent change in behavior must have swayed the system to grant him early release.
Shmurda was incarcerated at the Clinton Correctional Center in Dannemora, New York, according to the Department of Corrections Inmate Database.
Rising star: The rapper burst onto the hip-hop scene with his hit single called Hot Boy in the edited version, which then reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014