New York rapper Bobby Shmurda may be incarcerated, but that doesn't mean he's jumping on the bandwagon to fight for criminal justice reform the way other rappers have. The 24-year-old has had a number of run-ins with the law from his adolescence into his adulthood, but many believed that after he became a viral sensation, his troubles were behind him.
The young artist rose to fame with his hit "Hot N***a" which popularized the "Shmoney Dance," however, in 2014 Shmurda was arrested on felony weapons charges and months later, once again was in custody for conspiracy to commit murder, reckless endangerment, and drug and gun possession. In September 2016, Shmurda copped a plea and was convicted of third-degree conspiracy and one count of weapons possession. He was sentenced to seven years in prison but will only be expected to serve three-and-a-half, and his conditional release date is in late 2020.