Bobby Shmurda. Photo: Hot Boy music video.

Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda was released from prison Tuesday, after serving six years behind bars.

The rapper behind the viral ‘Hot Boy’ track was arrested in 2014 outside his recording studio in Midtown. He pleaded guilty to charges of weapons possession and conspiracy stemming from his involvement with East Flatbush’s GS9 gang and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

The 26-year-old, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, was arrested just as he was on the fast track to fame with his viral hit and accompanying ‘Shmoney Dance.’

With his release from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in upstate New York, Shmurda will be no doubt heading back to the studio. He was picked up from the facility by below rapper Quavo, who has nodded to a collaboration between the artists in the past.

But first, the rapper went to spend time with his family, as he showed in an Instagram post Tuesday night.

Shmurda will on parole and under community supervision in Brooklyn until Feb. 23, 2026, officials said.


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