Rapper Bobby Shmurda has been home since February and pretty much has been keeping his nose clean staying out of trouble. But anyone that’s been behind bars knows that’s not always easy to do when people in the world provoke you for a response. And that is what Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Jean Pollard experienced at the Made in America festival over the weekend when he had a water bottle thrown at him Sunday. As soon as it happened, he tried to climb a barricade to find the person who did it. Luckily his team held him back and prevented an escalated altercation.
All it takes is one fight, police involvement and it can land you right back behind bars. That is what Shmurda’s team realized and considering the fact that he’s only been home about 6 months after a 7 year bid, this isn’t how he needs to be going out. And since he just released his No Time for Sleep freestyle the day before, it would be a shame to ruin the publicity with this. His restrictions for his release include him not being able to drink alcohol, attend any bars, or associate with gangs, abiding by an 8 p.m. curfew unless allowed otherwise. He also has to submit to drug testing, and receive aggression and anger counseling and seek, obtain, and maintain employment.
This was a close call. Restraint isn’t easy but it pays off especially when your career is on the line so his team gets the credit for this one.