Bobby Shmurda checked in from behind bars recently, chopping it up with New York Magazine about his incarceration and disappointment with label Epic Records.
Shmurda and his lawyer Kenneth J. Montgomery tell the mag that they don’t understand why Epic Records hasn’t come to his client’s defense. “It is quite off to me why they aren’t helping him,” Montgomery said. “But I guarantee once he’s out, they’ll be all over him, trying to make more money from him.”
The say Epic has given them the run-around, claiming its the parent company, Sony Music, should be responsible for the tab — a $2 million bail.
“I’m innocent. I’ll explain it to all of them,” Shmurda says. “I’m just a young Black kid coming from a nasty neighborhood. I made it out, and a lot of people don’t want to see that.”
Despite his situation, Shmurda later says things would be different, had he signed with a different record label. “I felt like if I’d have signed with Rick Ross or signed to 50 Cent, they’d have come and got me,” he said. “They’d understand me more.”
While incarcerated, Meek Mill, French Montana and Sup from Slowbucks have reached out to him. Shmurda also says he gotten mail with business opportunities.
“I get letters in here from people with clothing lines. They telling me when I come out they’ve got a bunch of clothes for me. I got a letter from a movie director. He said he wanted to shoot a movie of my life,” says Shmurda.