This week the District Attorney confirmed that one of the many charges that Bobby is facing was dropped, but that still leaves him facing punishment for drug possession and even conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree. On top of that, it seems like money troubles are a big part of the equation.
Shmurda's uncle and manager, Debo Wilson, co-founder of Hard Tymes Records, says his nephew's industry friends have already abandoned him.
Wilson says he was the one who cultivated Bobby's career, even introducing him to Sha Money XL and Epic Records, where he eventually signed a deal, but now things have gone sour. Wilson has been fielding criticism for allegedly suing his nephew for $20,000 over cancelled concerts, when he says that he's only tried to help.
“When I got motherf--kers like Funk Flex saying I’m shady, now I gotta say something,” Wilson said in an interview with Vlad TV. “P---y n---a, you don’t know me, so don’t be calling me shady. Simple as that.”
"All I ever did was help these kids. I've been there for [Bobby] since he was a kid," he continued. "The problem with him is that he didn't want the proper guidance that he was getting from us. So if he wants to choose hanging with his friends [rather than] listen to people that [are] giving him positive advice that changes his life and betters his life, that's his business.
"But at the end of the day, I still love him, that's my nephew. So if I see him in a situation I'm gonna try to help him. And that's just facts. He's locked up, I'm trying to help him get out."
Wilson says that after Bobby stopped working with him, things went bad quickly. He claims the Brooklyn rapper spent massive amounts of money on his friends, excepting him to cover the costs, and began to abuse drugs like molly and lean with the encouragement of fellow rappers.
“When we left him, his s--t’s been going downhill," he said. "He got all the d--k riding n---as in the industry that run around behind him. They’re not trying to help him. All they’re trying to do is live off his fame. Now he’s locked up. Where all those artists at? Where they at?”
He also says that he hasn't been able to speak to Bobby recently.