Prosecutors say rapper Bobby Shmurda is facing an additional seven years in prison after his girlfriend allegedly tried to smuggle a knife to him at Riker’s Island, where he’s been in jail for around seven months in lieu of a $2 million bail.
Shmurda was arrested in December on conspiracy and gun charges linked to GS9, the violent Brooklyn gang of which he was allegedly a member. All in all Shmurda (real name: Ackquille Pollard) and 13 other men have been charged with more than 100 crimes related to gang violence, drugs and murder.
Prison guards allegedly caught his 18-year-old girlfriend Kimberly Rousseau pulling a “sharp metal object” from her bra to hand to Shmurda during a visit last month. Prosecutors say he then lied about the incident during a grand jury hearing. Rousseau had also pleaded not guilty to promoting prison contraband.
Shmurda—who was unable to convince his label, Epic Records, to pay his $2 million bail—also tried unsuccessfully to raise his bond independently in February. And without financial assistance, he won’t be getting out anytime soon: he’s not even scheduled to appear back in court until October.