Ackquille J. Pollard, popularly known as his stage name Bobby Shmurda, opens up about his craziest moments in jail in an interview with Variety.
The Brooklyn rapper was sentenced to six years after being charged with conspiracy to commit murder, reckless endangerment, and drug and gun possession. The 2014 arrest was made around the same time his hit single “Hot N—-” was blowing up on social media. He was released from the Clinton Correctional Facility back in February 2021. Since then, Shmurda has kept his hip-hop career alive by dropping “No Time For Sleep”, “Getting Em Back”, and “They Don’t Know”.
Similar to his thriving hip-hop career, Shmurda also kept the prison cells alive according to his recent interview with Variety. Shmurda recalls that he would always keep the place lively by dancing everywhere with everyone – including with the killers. He shared with readers, “I’ll play all types of music: Spanish music, pop music, Jamaican music,” and admits that Dua Lipa was his favorite pop artist to play. Including good times like these, Shmurda also revealed that he smoked weed in jail since there was nothing else to do.
Bobby also recounted that the craziest moments in jail were the riots amongst inmates and the oral sex he had on visits: “I got oral sex, didn’t get sex sex. I’m too big to be doing all that other shit, ya understand?” When asked if an officer ever caught him, Shmurda explained “I mean, sometimes. Some of them wouldn’t care, they’d be like [shrugs]. Some would be like [in deep voice], ‘Ackquille Pollard! Chill, hold it down, son! What the f— are you doing?! This girl right here, both of y’all, get the f— out!”
Bobby Shmurda has been open about his relationship with sex. In an interview with our own TT Torrez and Bobby Trends back in December 2021, Shmurda told viewers that he needed to chill and was practicing celibacy for a month, “You can’t be playing with people’s feelings like that… Real s—, every time you feel you get mad or something… Listen, [it’s] better than drugs, you know. Better than drugs and shooting in the streets.”