Bobby Shmurda has to remain on the straight and narrow for quite some time per the terms of his parole conditions.
TMZ revealed in a report on Wednesday (March 23) that the newly-released rap star will remain on parole for five years with an end date of February 23, 2026. In addition to an 8 P.M. curfew, Shmurda also has submit to substance abuse testing (so no weed or alcohol) and undergo counseling for aggression and anger. He’s also required to maintain a job – but he’s clearly got that part under control.
Since being released from his six-year bid in February, the Brooklyn native has been booked and busy. During All-Star Weekend in Atlanta earlier this month, Shmurda was tapped as host at multiple parties throughout the city and made sure to get in the studio with super-producers Zaytoven and Mike WiLL Made-It as well. And if proof was needed that the public has been anticipating his arrival – his breakout 2014 hit “Hot N-gga” was certified 5x platinum by the Recording Industry of America the day he walked out of prison.
Speaking to GQ for his first interview after being released, Shmurda revealed it was his fans’ enthusiasm while behind bars that inspired him to continue his rap career.
“I didn’t really care too much for it until I went to jail and I seen how the fans were loyal,” he said. “I can’t name a week that I didn’t see at least 10 [pieces] of fan mail, throughout the whole bid.”
As he readies his first post-prison musical release, revisit the video for “Hot N-gga” below.