Rapper Bobby Shmurda copped a plea deal on Friday that will land him seven years behind bars.
Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and weapons possession charges just before his trial was set to begin Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court.
via Page Six:
Shmurda, 22, has been cooling his heels in jail for the past two years in lieu of a $2 million bond.
His attorney Alex Spiro estimated the rising musician will be out in about 3 1/2 years and “resume his remarkable career.”
He and his two pals Chad Marshall and Nicholas McCoy were busted in December 2014 in connection with a drug and firearm rings, several shootings and the murder of a 19-year-old rival, court papers said.
That year, Shmurda’s hit single “Hot Boy” rose to No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
McCoy and Marshall pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Friday and will also get seven years.
Shmurda is also charged in a separate case out of The Bronx for allegedly trying to smuggle a knife into Rikers Island with the help of his girlfriend and then lying about it before a grand jury.
That case is still pending.
In April, Shmurda filed a false-arrest lawsuit against the NYPD, claiming cops taunted him by singing the lyrics to his songs during his arrest.
He also claims cops didn’t have a search warrant when they found the gun he was charged with having.
At this rate he’s been in jail longer than he’s had a career. Sad.