Over six years later, Bobby Shmurda celebrated his homecoming on Tuesday (Feb. 23). The Brooklyn rapper was released from prison just before 8:30 a.m., according to TMZ.
Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, walked out of New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility 10 months early after the prison’s Time Allowance Committee decided to grant him a conditional release for good behavior.
In October 2016, the 26-year-old was sentenced to six to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy and weapons possession in connection to his leading role in the GS9 gang. He received credit for around two years of time served before the sentence. Back in September, he was denied parole for 11 violations, including allegedly having a shank, drug possession, and fighting.
Shmurda’s mother, Leslie Pollard, was overcome with joy while speaking with her son on a FaceTime call after his release.
“There are no words to explain the JOY in my [heart] God knows the way I Love my boys and I Thank him for bringing them both back to me in one piece the same way they left,” she wrote. “I am so overwhelmed and in 6 years 2 months and 5 days and 5.5hrs I finally feel like myself again. God is so good and we are truly BLESSED!!!!”
Quavo was one of the first to welcome him home and flew to the prison to pick him up. In a photo following his release, Bobby held up a Louis Vuitton briefcase with “Shmurda Kit” written on it while surrounded by three women.