In a post shared on his Instagram Story, Shmurda said that he was finally able to get out of the deal. “Attention!!!! To all Shmurda fans aka the Shmurdas. I just sign my release papers also jus made ah milly today,” he wrote. “I can’t wait to drop s/o my n***a @Trulife ahh ahh ahh my n***a I’m shooting my 1st independence video today called Getting Em Back we celebrating all week in kods pop out nd Monday starlets.”
After the post went up, a source confirmed to Complex that Bobby is out of his Epic Records deal.
Bobby also shared a video of his extravagant new piece of jewelry he just picked up, which reads “8in Bobby.” He added, “Anytime you [sic] in Miami shop with @shopgld they got the best drippp in town dis mf got glow-in-the-dark chains and shit.”
In a since-deleted post last month, Shmurda said that he felt imprisoned by his deal with Epic Records. “I got a 70 year old lady running my label and I love her dearly but doesn’t want to let me go at alllllllll,” he wrote in reference to Epic Records CEO Sylvia Rhone. “No matter what I do I’ve been sign to them since I was 19 I did six years in jail trying to get off this label before I came home you name one person in the industry a lable [sic] keeps sign in jail for six years???? … Yeah IK IK I made them more millions than they ever gave me!!! Just let me gooo.”
In the caption for the post, he added, “It’s been ah year now I still feel like I’m in prison.” Shmurda also said that his album is almost done, but the label had no interest in getting it out anytime soon. Epic Records hasn’t confirmed or denied whether he’s off the label, but he first signed with them in July 2014. He originally intended to release his debut album with the label in 2016, but it was indefinitely postponed due to his prison sentence on charges of third-degree conspiracy and one count of weapons possession.