Ackquille Jean Pollard, popular by his stage name Bobby Shmurda, is one of the famous American Hip-hop artists and songwriters. Originally hailing from Brooklyn, New York Bobby Shmurda is currently serving time in prison for his conviction in gang conspiracy and gun charges. He came to the forefront in the Hip-hop world due to his hit song Hot Boy which references guns and street life. The track climbed to number six on the US singles chart.
A ‘Hot Boy’ video posted on YouTube has attracted a viewership of tens of millions of times. His other claim to popularity is the dance craze called the ‘Shmoney dance,’ dance where people move their elbows in and out.
Bobby Shmurda was born on August 4, 1994, in Miami, Florida U.S. to a Jamaican father and a Trinidadian mother. He has an elder brother. Known in his childhood by the nickname Chewy, Bobby Shmurda was raised by his mother Leslie Pollard because his father Gervase Johnson was serving a life sentence in Florida for attempted murder.
Bobby Shmurda who grew up in one of East Flatbush more notorious neighborhoods had been having brush with law several time during his teenage years and been a regular visitor to juvenile detention centers. He also lived in Florida as a child.
Shmurda began rapping when he was only 10. However it was in 2014 that he released the song, called “Hot Nigga” which made him a household name. The track went on to reach No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.”
But when he was at the peak of popularity he was arrested in 2014 with 14 other members of his GS9 gang who were charged with different counts including murder, attempted murder, drug dealing and assault. Bobby Shmurda signed a seven-figure, multi-album deal with Epic Records, a subsidiary of Sony, just before his arrest.
In 2016, he pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to prison for seven years, Since he had already spend 20 months in prison at that time his sentence has been reduced to five years which means he should be out of prison in and around 2021. He was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder in a separate case after he allegedly tried to sneak a shank into Rikers Islands jail with the help of his girlfriend. He has also accepted a plea deal for this crime.
Bobby Shmurda Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $0.6 Million US Dollars
Bobby Shmurda has a net worth of $0.6 million US dollars as of 2017. He had made most of his fortunes based on the success of one song “Hot Nigga,” known in its censored version as “Hot Boy.” He has earned money from raps, endorsement deals, advertisements and records.
Bobby Shmurda is not married. Leslie Pollard is his mother. His father is Gervase Johnson who has served a life sentence in Florida for attempted murder.
Recently Bobby Shmurda has accused the legal system of being prejudiced against the Black community. His friend Broderick Santino has been sentenced to 117 year prison for his involvement in gang warfare. Santino was convicted of several counts, including charges of violence and attempted murder. Bobby Shmurda was attacked by a fellow inmate in jail. He is planning to write a book about his experiences.
Bobby Shmurda is known for his rapid rise and fall of his career. A rising star in the rap game, he is best known for the breakthrough track ‘Hot Boy.’ He also released a music video that popularized a dance sensation named the ‘Shmoney dance.’ In 2016 he celebrated the certified platinum status of the track.
He, like many of the Brooklyn rappers, was raised in a neighborhood, notorious for violence and drugs. It is an irony that when he was at the zenith of his career, he has to go to jail. His legal troubles are far from over just yet.