NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Brooklyn-born rapper Bobby Shmurda was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday after a failed attempt to withdraw a plea deal.
According to the New York Daily News, Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard and his lawyer negotiated the plea deal with Manhattan prosecutors last month, but the hip-hop performer appeared suddenly reluctant, telling Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Abraham Clott that he was being compelled to take the deal by his lawyer.
“I was forced to take this sentence. I don't want to take this sentence,” Shmurda told the judge. “I want to drop my plea.” Then, speaking directly to his attorney, he said: “I want to drop my plea and fire you … Why are you telling me to waive my rights? I am not waiving my rights," the Daily News reported.
Despite his change of heart, the judge rejected his request to change the plea and denied Shmurda's attorney's request for a three-week delay in imposing sentence.
Shmurda, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of weapons possession in connection to a firearm he was carrying during his June 3rd, 2014 arrest.
Shmurda is best known for his hot "Hot Boy" and his appearance in the Rowdy Rebel video “Shmoney Dance” which went viral on YouTube. – Staff Writers