During Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel‘s first interview since they accepted a plea deal for seven years prison time, the rapper explained why they decided to accept the deal.
“I did it for Rowdy,” Bobby says in the exclusive interview with Complex. “They offered me five and offered Rowdy 12. They said the only way they’ll give him seven is if I took seven too. So, you know, I had to take one for the dawgs.”
“There’s a lot of negativity, people saying, ‘Oh, they never should have took seven years, it’s going to be bad for their career,’” Rowdy says. “Don’t ever judge a book by its cover. Don’t be out there saying shit when you don’t know the outcome of the shit. We’ll be home in our twenties. We’re still young, we’re still active, still them niggas”
Bobby also went on to say he believes the judge wasn’t playing fair.
“The only witnesses the DA had against us were lying cops,” the 22-year-old “Hot Nigga”rapper says. “We had detectives lying, saying they seen us with guns in our hands, but when everything came back there was no DNA, no fingerprints, no nothing.”
I copped out to seven years for a gun charge when this is my first offense,” the Brooklyn native says. “That’s how America is. They got these kids running around with rape charges getting six months and they wanna give me seven years for a gun charge.”