50 Cent is upset with the folks over at Epic Records for not supporting Bobby Shmurda amid his mounting legal woes. Bobby Shmurda remains jailed on $2 million bail at the Manhattan Detention Complex on charges of conspiracy, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminally using drug paraphernalia
Fif made his thoughts on the matter known on DJ Whoo Kid’s SiriusXM Shade 45 “Whoolywood Shuffle” radio show.
“I’d like to see that check from Epic,” he said. “…Why didn’t they bail Bobby out? He never got bailed out. Sha Money and them ain’t bail him out. How yo name gon be money and you don’t show up with the money when them n-ggas go to jail?”
Bobby Shmurda, who pleaded not guilty to his charges, told Billboard he hasn’t heard from Epic Records since he was incarcerated alongside his GS9 in December.
“They’re not standing by me that much,” Shmurda told Billboard. “Every time I call them, there’s excuse about Sony. I haven’t gotten a visit from one of them yet. At first I though it was love. Now everything is all business.”
An Epic representative reportedly told Billboard the label stands behind Shmurda and he’s still on the roster.
Prosecutors have estimated Bobby’s net worth to be $500,000,
Shmurda and his management have attempted to put together a bail package to secure his release. But plans to pay it ultimately fell through.
Bobby’s attorney Kenneth Montgomery opened up on the reasoning behind this in an interview with Complex Mag.
“It wasn’t really money. It was property,” he said. “You need collateral. You need property that has a lot of equity in it. The issue wasn’t with the property. It was an issue of how many people owned the property. You had some people who wanted to present the package and you had someone who was an owner that didn’t. That’s why it didn’t work out.”
Montgomery has no doubt in his mind Bobby will be free if a workable bail application was submitted.
“I never had a client present a bail package that was denied,” he said.
Bobby currently has to sit in jail until his upcoming April 22 court hearing. If convicted, Bobby faces eight to 25 years in prison.
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