Bobby Shmurda’s long-awaited sentence has finally been handed down in a Manhattan courthouse Wednesday morning.
After being arrested (along with Rowdy Rebel) in 2014 for conspiracy to commit murder, reckless endangerment and drug/firearm possession, Shmurda was originally facing 25-to-life.
Last month, the rapper accepted a plea deal that took his sentence from 5 to 7 years and reduced Rowdy Rebel’s sentence from 12 to 7 years. In court on Wednesday morning, Shmurda reportedly said, “I was forced to take this plea. I do not want to take this plea.”
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“If we made bail I would’ve beat the case,” Shmurda said in an interview with Complex after reaching his plea deal in September. “We look guilty in these orange jumpsuits. If you put Al Sharpton in a orange jumpsuit and accuse him of having a gun, he’s going to be found guilty.”
Shmurda has already served 2 years of his sentence and could be released as early as 3.5 years.