Bobby Shmurda, whose birth name is Ackquille Pollard, is expected to be released from prison today (Feb. 23) after being granted conditional release by the New York State Department of Corrections… a full 10 months early.
The popular New York rapper’s mom, Leslie Pollard, told TMZ that once Bobby – who’s been locked up since 2014 – is released from prison he will enjoy an intimate dinner with his family. Leslie says she is counting down the hours until her son’s release.
According to Pollard, Bobby will then devote most of his time to music while regularly checking in with his parole officer until 2026.
Ahead of the release, a video was posted onto the Brooklyn artist’s Instagram account to anticipate his return. The visual shows a five-minute scene from the 1990 film “King Of New York,” featuring actor Christopher Walken as former drug lord Frank White leaving Rikers Island.
The caption reads, “How the fuc y’all forget about me.”
As her son’s release date nears, Pollard took to Instagram over the weekend to post a clip of Rowdy Rebel’s “Computers” music video featuring Shmurda.
Who remembers the energy in 2014 that Shmurda gave us? In less than 72hrs your boy Bobby Shmurda is bringing it back to us. It has been 6 years 2 months and 6 days too long!!!Leslie Pollard
Thanks to fellow rapper Quavo, Bobby has already secured a ride home.
I’m going to get my guy. I’m personally gonna go pick up Bobby Shmurda. I’m bout to go get him. I’m gonna let him show you how I’m gonna pick him up, yessir.Quavo
Shmurda was sentenced to seven years in October 2016 after a guilty plea on charges he conspired with a violent drug gang. The 26-year-old rapper is best known for “Hot N*gga,” a gritty hit song with rhymes about gunplay.