On Wednesday, December 16, Brooklyn-born rapper Bobby Schmurda was arrested, along with other G59 crew members, and numerous guns were seized during a sting operation at a recording studio where Tupac Shakur was shot in the lobby. According to prosecutors, the arrests were made as a part of a continuing investigation conducted by the Special Narcotics Prosecutor into gun trafficking and gang-related shootings. Specific charges have yet to be disclosed.
Bobby Schmurda, 20, is perhaps best known for the popularity of a dance he made up called the “Shmoney Dance,” and also for his hit rap song Hot Boy. According to TMZ.com, Schmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, was arrested while sitting in a car after he left Quad Studios, located close to Radio City Music Hall in Times Square.
Bobby Schmurda’s arrest caused him to be a “no-show” at a concert that was going to be held at a “secret spot,” in New York City at 12:30 p.m. His arraignment is scheduled to be on Thursday, December 18, according to a report at HollywoodLife.com. Schmurda and other defendants have been named in an sealed indictment.
The indictment will not be unsealed until Thursday, after their arraignments, according to Kati Cornell, a spokeswoman for the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. Cornell did not reveal the exact charges.
The Hot Boy rapper has had a couple of other run-ins with the police before. Bobby Schmurda was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana charge in October 2014 when he and two friends were smoking a joint while double parked. He was also arrested in June on gun possession charges. According to court documents, Schmurda had a loaded 9-millimeter Glock handgun on him at the time of the arrest.
Besides Bobby Schmurda, the police arrested Chad Marshall — otherwise known as “Rowdy Rebel,” who was inside Quad Studios at the time. The police reportedly also confiscated several handguns they found inside the famous recording studio.
In an interview with New York Magazine, Bobby Schmurda stated that his music is based on “straight facts.” He added that in his “‘hood,” there are “a lot of gangsters.”
The rapper soared to fame this August when Schmurda posted his video of Hot Boy on YouTube. Since then, the video has gone mega viral, and has been viewed over 48 million times. Jimmy Fallon has asked a couple of studio members to demonstrate the “Schmoney Dance,” for him, and Schmurda has performed Hot Boy on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Again, rapper Bobby Schmurda was arrested on Wednesday in a sting operation along with others and he has been named in a sealed indictment whose contents will not be revealed until the rapper’s arraignment on Thursday, December 18. His arrest was a part of an ongoing investigation by the police and a special narcotics prosecutor into drug trafficking and gang-related shooting in New York City. The specific charges Bobby Schmurda was arrested for will not be disclosed until Thursday, when the indictment is unsealed. The names of the lawyers for Bobby Schmurda and Chad “Rowdy Rebel,” Marshall have not been released at this time. More updates will follow as further information becomes available.
Written By Douglas Cobb