Bobby Shmurda is in a world of trouble, and it’s not even for the conspiracy case that initially put him in jail. The “Hot Ni**a” rapper has been indicted on charges of possessing a jailhouse shiv and lying to a grand jury.
But Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, told Judge George Villegas that he didn’t do it during his arraignment July 23 in Bronx Criminal Court.
“Not guilty,” the shackled Shmurda, surrounded by court officers, told the judge.
Prosecutors believe he indeed had the homemade knife, and then had the gall to lie to the grand jury about it. If Shmurda is convicted of the top charges — felony perjury and promoting prison contraband in the first degree—he’ll face up to seven years in prison. The Bronx District Attorney’s Office did not offer Shmurda a plea deal on the charges.
Shmurda, clad in an orange jail jumpsuit, looked downcast and almost on the verge of tears during the five minute arraignment. He frequently kept his head down, and bit his lip.
Last month, a CO said he spotted Shmurda’s girlfriend, Kimberly Rousseau, 18, passing him a shank (a sharp metal object) out of her bra. Rousseau has pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband