|Bobby Shmurda Quick Info|
|Heigh||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||August 4, 1994|
Bobby Shmurda born Ackquille John Pollard is an American rapper known for his single Hot Nigga. The rapper from Brooklyn, New York began rapping at the age of 10 in the year 2004. His father who is currently incarcerated is from Jamaica while his mother is from Trinidad. Bobby is the generator of the money dance which has featured in songs by other musicians including Beyonce and Drake. Bobby has had a number of run-ins with the law and is currently (as of 2019) serving time for weapons possession, conspiracy to commit murder, and reckless endangerment.
In his trial, and as part of a plea bargain, he pleaded guilty to one count of weapons possession and one count of third-degree conspiracy. Under the deal, he cannot appeal the sentence and will end up serving only 5 years because of the 2 years is served while awaiting conviction. However, if he maintains good behavior, he could be eligible for release after 3½ years. He got a further 4 years to his sentence which will run concurrently with the one is currently serving when his girlfriend tried to sneak in a shank to him. The girlfriend was also charged with the offense but did not serve any jail time. Bobby is due for release in 2020.
He has a number of songs to his name including Shmurda She Wrote, Shmoney Shmurda, Shmurdaville, Hot N*gga, and Bobby Bi*ch. He is also featured in a number of singles with various artists like YT Triz, Uncle Murder, Rowdy Rebel, Chinks, and 6ix9ine.
Ackquille John Pollard
Bobby Shmurda, Chewy, Two-Socks Bobby
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Clinton Correctional Facility (Prison), New York, United States
- Father – Gervase Johnson (Incarcerated)
- Mother – Leslie Pollard
- Siblings – Javese Pollard (Brother)
- GS9 Records
- Epic Records
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
67 kg or 147.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Bobby Shmurda has dated –
- Kimberly Rousseau – Kimberly and Bobby are said to have dated, but there isn’t too much information about them.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Trinidadian ancestry on his mother’s side and Jamaican ancestry on his father’s side.
Slim, tall frame
He hasn’t done endorsement work for any brand yet.
Best Known For
- His 2014 extended play Shmurda She Wrote under Epic Records
- Mixtapes like Shmoney Shmurda and Shmurdaville under GS9 Records
- Singles like Hot N*gga and Bobby B*tch
- Coming up with the Shmoney-dance
As a Singer
Bobby Shmurda released his first EP titled Shmurda She Wrote in 2014. He has also released mixtapes like Shmoney Shmurda and Shmurdaville.
First TV Show
He made his TV show debut as himself on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2014.
Bobby Shmurda Facts
- His birth name is “Ackquille John Pollard” but he adopted Bobby Shmurda as his professional name.
- He started rapping at age 10.
- He got his record deal with Epic Records after his Hot N*gga hit Number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
- The Recording Industry Association of America certified Hot Nigga ‘Platinum’.
- Hot N*gga has received over 520 million views on YouTube as of March 2019. It has been remixed severally including a reggae version featuring Mavado, Popcaan, Junior Reid and Jah X. The pop remix features Fabulous, Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown, Jadakiss among others.
- He is serving a 7-year jail term after being arrested for weapons possession, reckless endangerment, and conspiracy to commit murder.
- Authorities said he was a ringleader of the GS9 group. He was arrested together with his brother Javese and 13 others.
- Investigators felt the lyrics in his songs reflected his real life. This was however not allowed into evidence at his trial.
- He is the originator of the Shmoney-dance. You can use an app to do the Shmoney-dance.
- Many celebrities including Beyonce and Drake have done the Shmoney-dance.
- He says he was never part of a gang. He is only guilty of where he lives.
- His mother is from Trinidad and his father from Jamaica.
- He moved to Brooklyn with his mother after his father was sent to jail.
- He has been incarcerated before due to a probation violation and a gun charge. the latter was later dropped.
- His sentence could be increased by 7 years after his girlfriend tried to sneak a knife to him at Rikers Island Jail. He faces a concurrent 4-year sentence for sneaking a shank into his cell. He cannot appeal the sentence.
- His imprisonment led to the postponement of his debut studio album with Epic Records.
- He is actively writing music behind bars.
- His stay in prison is far from peaceful because he has been in a number of brawls, including those with Crips and Bloods street gangs.
- He is due for release in December 2020.
- He wore sneakers by Bally worth $450 during a court appearance.
- Bobby features in 6ix9ine’s single Stoopid sending his parts over the telephone from prison.
- He suffers from ADH (Attention Deficit Disorder).
- He is featured in a number of singles with various artists like YT Triz, Uncle Murder, Rowdy Rebel, chinks, and 6ix9ine.
- Bobby is still rapping behind bars and is set to release an album when he is released.
- Even behind bars, he continues to be very popular and people are writing to him on a constant basis.
- Some of his fans have a clothing line waiting for him when he comes out of jail.
- There is a movie director who has shown an interest in his life story.
- He attributes the links he has had with gangs due to the places he grew up. According to him, “you become part of a gun just because of the neighborhood you have grown up in.”
- He feels that some of the challenges he is facing are due to the fact that there are people who are not happy with the success he has had in his life.
- Follow him on Twitter.
Featured Image by Bobby Shmurda / Twitter