Bobby Shmurda is having an unusual week. On Friday, October 10, the Brooklyn rapper behind the summer hit “Hot N—a” and its associated “Shmoney Dance” will make his late-night TV debut with an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Over the weekend, Drake honored him with an Instagram “Hood Grammy” for “Vocal Performance of the Year.” And last Thursday night, Shmurda got arrested.
A spokesperson for the New York City Police Department confirmed to Wondering Sound that the 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, was arrested on October 2 in Brooklyn. He was charged with criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. Reps for Epic Records, which signed Shmurda in July, didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
In June, Shmurda was arrested in Brooklyn on felony gun charges. According to court records, his next appearance in that case is set for October 23. The top charge against him was possession of a loaded weapon other than a handgun, which, according to an initial report in the New York Post‘s Page Six, carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
Shmurda is working on an EP/mixtape called Schmurda She Wrote, with an album planned for 2015, according to a Billboard report from August.
He posted an Instagram video after his latest arrest, criticizing “bum ass cops.” Watch that below, followed by the “Hot N—a” video.
See Wondering Sound contributor Winston Cook-Wilson’s feature, Beyond Bobby Shmurda: A New York Drill Playlist.