Bobby Shmurda Pleads Not Guilty to Promoting Prison Contraband
Bobby Shmurda just can't catch a break. After delivering his ubiquitous banger, "Hot N----," Bobby was touted as the next big rap star. Unfortunately, the rapper landed himself in a puddle of trouble when he was arrested last December for gang conspiracy and weapons charges. Now, he's being accused of promoting prison contraband, to which he;s proclaiming his innocence.
On Thursday (July 23), Bobby pleaded not guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges of promoting prison contraband, perjury and criminal possession of a weapon, according to The New York Times. If convicted, the Epic Records signee could face up to seven years in prison. He's currently incarcerated, awaiting a trial on conspiracy and gun charges.
Last month, Shmurda's girlfriend, Kimberly Rousseau, 18, paid him a visit at the Anna M. Kross Center on Rikers Island. During her visit, she gave him a sharp metal object that she kept hidden inside her bra, said prosecutors. Rather than be honest about the incident once prison officials caught the exchange, Bobby lied about the entire episode to a grand jury in hopes of saving himself and his girlfriend.
Rousseau has been charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of promoting prison contraband and a misdemeanor count for criminal possession of a weapon. On Wednesday (July 22), she pleaded not guilty. Bobby's next scheduled hearing is set for Oct. 5, while Rousseau is locked in for a date in August.
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