Earlier this week it was reported, and later confirmed by attorney Kenneth J. Montgomery, that Bobby Shmurda's bail (which had been set at a daunting $2 million) had been withdrawn. Shmurda, along with nine other members of the GS9 crew, was arrested in December and indicted on charges of conspiracy, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, and more (the full list of charges totals 101 counts against all parties involved). In an interview with Billboard that took place Saturday, Shmurda spoke from inside for the first time, discussing his bail situation, his plans for staying busy, and what's going through his head during this overwhelming time. Addressing the bail package that had initially been set, he addressed the seemingly impossible price:
We're trying, but right now I think the DA and the judge and everyone in the court is being biased. It's so crazy. The favoritism, yeah. They don't have no evidence, no nothing on me for the bill to be so high. I haven't been out for a year, I haven't been around for a year. So I didn't make two million dollars! [Laughs] They gave me a bill they know I can't pay. We can pay the 10 percent. And we tried to pay the 10 percent and they told us collateral. And every time we go for bail, it's something new.
Still, Shmurda appears to be staying remarkably positive given the situation. His advice to fans:
Keep your head up. Everybody goes through tough times and good times. You know what, tough times don't last forever. I say, God makes his toughest battles for his strongest soldiers.
Read the Billboard interview in full here.