Bobby Shmurda talks prison release and new music in ‘GQ’ profile

Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Governors BallBobby Shmurda is happy to be home following his release from prison Tuesday after serving almost seven years for gang-related and weapons charges.

The Brooklyn rapper documented his first day out in a new GQ profile, including being picked up by Quavo at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility in a private jet and a coming home celebration party with his family. 

From an apartment overlooking the Hudson River, Bobby spoke with Fraizer Tharpe about what’s next for his career, learning to break his prison mentality and being able to shower at his own leisure.  

“How long I got in the shower?” said Bobby to one of his boys in the room, who responded, “Yo, you not inside anymore! You gotta fix your language.” Another said, “Take your time, man…wash.”

Rapper Rowdy Rebel, who was released last December, was also in attendance. Bobby and Rowdy were among the GS9 crew members who were arrested during a 2014 raid. The name GS9 is a reference to their neighborhood in East Flatbush, according to Bobby and his crew. 

“Every time he called my phone, I picked up,” said Quavo, who teased a Shmurda feature on Migos‘ forthcoming album, Culture III: The Next Chapter. “Him and Rowdy would call, and whatever they needed, I was there for them.”

Bobby went to jail months after introducing his famous shmoney dance from his hit record, “Hot [Boy].” Now, the 26-year-old has plans on “going legit” and entering the real estate industry.

“I only want to talk about real estate now. Ask anybody,” he said. “Y’all don’t like to see young, Black rich [men]. So, I’m going to get real rich on y’all.”

Bobby also said he “has something cooking,” in terms of new solo music.

By Rachel George
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