Bobby Shmurda is still in jail, and his trial won’t kick off until June. The Brooklyn rapper got the news about exactly when he and Rowdy Rebel will have the case against them trotted out in front of a jury of their (alleged) peers in court on Wednesday(April 22).
Shmurda will have his day in court June 25, to answer charges that led a gang as that terrorized Brooklyn with shootings, drugs and illegal guns.
“We’re preparing for trial,” Shmurda’s lawyer, Ken Montgomery said after the hearing. “I’ll be surprised if they (the prosecutors) are ready, but I’ll be prepared for it.”
The “Hot N***a” rapper appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday for a brief hearing, where Judge James Burke set the trial date and granted Montgomery’s request for a hearing to suppress statements Shmurda made to the cops.
Shmurda has been locked up for the last four months, unable to post his $2 million bail. He looked subdued in an orange jail jumpsuit for the five minute hearing. He turned around once to nod to the crowded courtroom, where his mother, Leslie, friends in “GS9″ t-Shirts and fans sat.
“He is doing the best he can in jail,” Montgomery said of Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard. “He’s maintaining. He’s a resilient kid.”
Cops had reportedly been eyeing Shmurda and GS9 via wire taps and surveillance since before the Brooklyn rapper scored a hit with “Hot Ni**a” in the summer of 2014.
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