Bobby Shmurda Sentenced To 4 Years For Having A Shank In Prison

The rapper was already serving 7 years.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Bobby Shmurda has been sentenced to four years for having a shank in prison. TMZ reports that the rapper—currently incarcerated on a seven-year sentence— will not receive any extra jail time.

Shmurda, known for his 2014 hit "Hot Boy," pled guilty on Friday to promoting prison contraband for the shank. The four year punishment will be served alongside his current one. 

As TMZ shared earlier, the rapper has been in jail since December 2014. He was charged with conspiracy to commit murder as well as other weapons and drug charges, along with more than 15 other defendants. In September 2016, Shmurda pled guilty to conspiracy to possess weapons and possession of a weapon.

He told Complex that he took the deal so that his friend and co-defendant, Rowdy Rebel, could get a better deal. "I did it for Rowdy. 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."

Bobby Shmurda received seven years in prison and five years probation.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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