Ackquille Pollard, best known as Bobby Shmurda, has been in jail for approximately two months now and he says that his label, Epic Records, has abandoned him.
“When I got locked up, I thought they were going to come for me,” he told The New York Times. “But they never came.”
In fact, Shmurda is so disappointed with the label that he's ready to cut ties.
“I’m going to try my best to go back on the deal,” he said. “If not, I’ll give them their music and bounce.”
Shmurda’s lawyer Matthew Middleton said this is an example of Epic Records being “disingenuous.”
“These companies for years have capitalized and made millions and millions of dollars from kids in the inner city portraying their plight to the rest of the world,” Middleton explained. “To take advantage of that and exploit it from a business standpoint and then turn your back is disingenuous, to say the least.”
Shmurda faces up to 25 years in prison for several charges, including gun possession, reckless endangerment and conspiracy. He’s denied these charges.