Why I Don’t Find Bobby Shmurda’s Arrest Surprising Or Funny

December 18, 2014 11:15 PM

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Why I Don’t Find Bobby Shmurda’s Arrest Surprising Or Funny

Brooklyn-bred rapper Bobby Shmurda (real name Ackquille Jean Pollard) owned the summer (and much of 2014) with his infectious hit “Hot N*gga” that peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 after the accompanying visuals went viral. I remember the first time the 15-second snippet crossed my Instagram feed. This kid didn’t look older than 20-something, I thought. He threw his hat in the air then bent his knees and crossed his arms to the melody as he introduced the world to the “Shmoney Dance.” His crew, GS9 (who he mentions in “Hot N*gga”) were behind him, pulling the triggers on imaginary guns.

Bobby was arrested Tuesday night, during a sting that involved multiple shootings and drug trafficking. According to reports, the arrest came after a long investigation by NYPD and a special narcotics prosecutor. Bobby was cuffed after sitting under surveillance outside an NYC studio. Reactions from...

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