Douglas Gorenstein

Bobby Shmurda Promises To Return With Platinum Songs In First Jail Interview

Shmurda speaks from Rikers Island.

Bobby Shmurda is still in custody after being arrested on Dec. 17, on an array of drug and weapons charges, and this week the Brooklyn rapper gave his first interview from Rikers Island.

Just last week, he was supposed to be released on $2 million bail, but an offer was reportedly posted then withdrawn, without much further detail.

Now Shmurda, born Ackquille Pollard, tells Billboard that he's being treated unfairly.

"I think the DA and the judge and everyone in the court is being biased. It's so crazy. The favoritism," he said. "They don't have no evidence, no nothing on me for the bill to be so high. I haven't been out for a year, I haven't been around for a year. So I didn't make two million dollars!"

He was laughing when he added that they purposely set his bail too high.

"They gave me a bill they know I can't pay," the 20-year-old continued. "We can pay the 10 percent. And we tried to pay the 10 percent and they told us collateral. And every time we go for bail, it's something new."

He's facing a slew of charges, including conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree and one count of criminally using drug paraphernalia, and he thinks that officials have purposely set out to ruin his career.

"When I see the judge and the DA, I just see a bunch of people [who are] trying to take my life away for being blessed," Shmurda said. "That's what I look at when I look at them. It looks like a bunch of haters."

Shmurda was arrested along with several members of his GS9 crew, but he now claims that he's not affiliated with some of those people.

"Some of them I don't know. Some of them I do know. They just started picking anybody out of the neighborhood," he claimed.

He's still staying positive though, and it helps that he has some fans in jail. "Every time I walk the halls, I see people and they yell out 'Ah Ah' or something."

And don't think for a second that he plans to stop making music. On his to-do list: "Write some platinum songs. Finish up this deal I got with Epic." He's kept in touch with artists like Meek Mill, French Montana and Migos.