The mid-week conversation quickly turned to the arrest of Bobby Shmurda, who was taken into custody Wednesday morning (Dec. 17) during a drug and gang sting.

The 'Hot N----' rapper is facing charges stemming from gang-related shootings and drug trafficking. After cops brought him in, along with a reported 20 guns that were seized in a New York midtown recording studio, Shmurda -- born Ackquille Pollard -- finished the night being led out of a police precinct handcuffed to his GS9 crew members.

PIX 11 captured footage of a hoodie-wearing Shmurda and his crew being led out of the 71st Precinct in Manhattan Wednesday night, which can be viewed above. A reporter asks, "Bobby, what do you have to say to your fans?" The Epic Records signee looks away from the camera without uttering a word. He's scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.

Police believe Shmurda is part of the G-Stone '90s East Flatbush, Brooklyn gang. A photo from the Brooklyn South Violence Reduction Task Force, obtained by PIX 11, showcases the rhymer along with 19 other suspected members. The clique also includes rapper Rowdy Rebel, who made the 'Shmoney Dance' song (not to be confused with 'Hot N----,' the track that spawned the viral dance).

The arrests were part of a long-term investigation, consequently ending Shmurda's 2014 as a high-profile suspect and clouding his hip-hop career, which includes creating one of the biggest songs of the year.

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