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Published: Thu, October 20, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

'Hot Boy' rapper Bobby Shmurda gets 7-year prison sentence

'Hot Boy' rapper Bobby Shmurda gets 7-year prison sentence

Last month, the rapper accepted a plea deal that took his sentence from 5 to 7 years and reduced Rowdy Rebel's sentence from 12 to 7 years. He told a Manhattan judge on Wednesday that he wanted to withdraw the plea, but the request was denied.

The New York rapper received the sentencing on Wednesday when he appeared in court with his lawyer. Shmurda protested the plea and the sentence in court, but due to specific stipulations in the deal he has waived his right to appeal. According to the deal, Shmurda would spend seven years with time served behind bars.

"I don't want to take this sentence".

The 22-year-old Miami native, who shot to fame after videos for his single "Hot N-a" and resulting "Shmoney Dance" went viral, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and criminal possession of weapons charges in September.

While we're saddened to see such a young artist heading off to prison, we're hopeful this time behind bars will help him turn his life around.

Fourteen others were arrested in connection to the case, which involved a Brooklyn-based gang called GS9. Authorities arrested Shmurda after he left a recording studio near Radio City Music Hall, only days after he performed "Hot Boy" for a national television audience on "Jimmy Kimmel Live". Police reportedly found hand guns inside the studio, while additional firearms and crack cocaine were found in a auto he was riding in. An indictment charged Shmurda and the other defendants with a variety of crimes including murder, attempted murder, assault and drug dealing. They also said he was present a year ago during a confrontation between rival drug gangs outside a Brooklyn courthouse where shots were fired. Shmurda's bail was previously set at $2 million.

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