Bobby Shmurda — Pics By: Avery Thompson July 14, 2020 9:34AM EDT 1 of 5 Bobby Shmurda Steven Ferdman/Shutterstock Bobby Shmurda, born August 4, 1994, is an American rapper and songwriter. Bobby rose to fame in 2014 after signing with Epic Records once his song ‘Hot Ni**a’ peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. That same year, the rapper’s debut EP — ‘Shmurda She Wrote’ — was released in November 2014. Unfortunately, Bobby’s life took a sharp turn when he was arrested in December 2014 when he was arrested by the NYPD. He was charged with conspiracy to murder, possession of weapons, and reckless endangerment. In 2016, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven years in prison, which was eventually reduced to five. He is expected to be released in December 2020. Here, Bobby Shmurda performs at the 2017 Power 105.1 Powerhouse in Brooklyn on Oct. 26, 2017. To see more images of the rapper, check out the rest of the gallery by scrolling through the images below. March 2, 2020, 11:02AM 2 of 5 Bobby Shmurda on trial Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock Rapper Bobby Shmurda appears with his lawyer, Alex Spiro, in a Manhattan court on Oct. 19, 2016. He was sentenced to seven years in prison on charges he conspired with a drug gang in several shootings. March 2, 2020, 11:02AM 3 of 5 Bobby Shmurda in court Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock Rapper Bobby Shmurda confers with his lawyer, Alex Spiro, in a Manhattan court on Oct. 19, 2016. At the time, he was best known for “Hot Boy,” a gritty hit song with rhymes about street violence. March 2, 2020, 11:02AM 4 of 5 Bobby Shmurda at Powerhouse 2014 Scott Roth/Invision/AP/Shutterstock Bobby Shmurda arrives at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He posed for photos on the red carpet. March 2, 2020, 11:02AM 5 of 5 Bobby Shmurda performs Scott Roth/Invision/AP/Shutterstock Bobby Shmurda performs at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse 2014 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. He was incredibly into it. March 2, 2020, 11:02AM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.