Bobby Shmurda is facing multiple counts of conspiracy, weapons charges, criminal endangerment, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia and could potentially face up to 25 years in prison. However, he was able to speak for the first time since being sent to Riker’s Island with Billboard.
Read some of his exclusive interview with Billboard below.
How is it in there?
It’s survival, survival. Survival of the fittest.
Has it been hard on you?
Not that hard. I get a lot of love in here.
People in there know who you are and know “Hot Boy”?
Yeah, everybody. Every time I walk the halls, I see people and they yell out “Ah Ah!” or something.
There are so many rumors, like, that you got stabbed.
It’s nothing but rumors, man. I’m good. Everybody knows I’m good. I’m chilling. We over here — we over here thugging it out, man. [Laughs.]
Your last hearing was Jan. 29. What were you thinking in court?
When I see the judge and the DA, I just see a bunch of people [who are] trying to take my life away for being blessed. That’s what I look at when I look at them. It looks like a bunch of haters.
What are you planning to do when you get out?
Write some platinum songs. [Laughs.] Finish up this deal I got with Epic.
Do you have a message for your fans?
Yeah. Keep your head up. Everybody goes through tough times and good times. You know what, tough times don’t last forever. I say, God makes his toughest battles for his strongest soldiers.