Bobby Shmurda could come home sooner than expected, according to multiple reports. The Brooklyn native, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, is set to have his parole hearing sometime mid-August, as opposed to the previously rumored date of August 4.
Shmurda’s mother, Lesli Pollard, confirmed the news during an interview with The Shade Room, telling the outlet, “We [are] very confident that things will go well and as always we know God will see us through.” She added, “He always does.”
Pollard’s statement came after Complex revealed that an official from the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) confirmed that Shmurda is scheduled to appear for a parole hearing the week of Aug. 17-21. However, the official did explain that an official date for the hearing had yet to be set.
“Mr. Pollard is currently scheduled to appear before the Board of Parole the week of August 17, 2020,” the official said in a statement to the outlet. “The Board of Parole has two weeks from the date of the interview with the incarcerated individual to render a decision.”
If all goes well, the “Computers” rapper could be released on parole as early as Dec. 11. However, the latest he could be released from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York is a year later on Dec. 11, 2021, according to Complex.
The promising news comes as the rapper recently celebrated his 26th birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The rapper’s mother wished her son a happy birthday with a tribute on Instagram, reminding his fans that despite Shmurda’s rap persona, he’s still a human being. “My boy is Caring, Sharing, Sweet, Loving, Loyal Energetic, Empathetic and Brave he is such a unique person,” Pollard captioned a collage of photos of Shmurda. She added, “I wouldn’t trade me baby for the world. I am asking God to continue showering you with blessings my boy and I want you to understand that God has his way and he wouldn’t bring you this far to let you down.”
In 2016, the “Bobby B–ch” rapper was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal weapons possession and conspiracy charges after his GS9 gang affiliates were arrested by authorities in 2014. Shmurda was later arrested in December of that year along with eleven other people as part of a two-year investigation by the NYPD’s Brooklyn South Violence Reduction Task Force and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Gang Unit.