Bobby Shmurda just can’t catch a break man. After such high success with his Shmurda Dance last summer, Bobby has had a string of legal mishaps and is currently locked up, with no release yet in sight. And if that wasn’t bad enough, he’s been involved in jail fights with rival gangs & is facing further charges for being caught with a “sharp metal instrument” .. a.k.a a jail ‘shiv.’
According to the prosecution at Bobby Shmurda’s court appearance Wednesday, the rapper was arrested on June 23rd on 1st degree charges of “promoting prison contraband” after he received a “sharpened metal instrument” from another prisoner on July 21st.
“Promoting prison contraband” constitutes “knowingly and unlawfully introducing any dangerous contraband into a detention facility,” or, “Being a person confined in a detention facility [who] knowingly and unlawfully makes, obtains or possesses any dangerous contraband” according to the New York penal code. It is a Class D felony.
Shmurda’s latest charge will be heard in Bronx Criminal Court, the jurisdiction under which Rikers Island lies.