Bobby Shmurda’s ‘Hot N*gga’ Goes 5 Times Platinum Following Prison Release! Bobby Shmurda finally came home after a long six-year prison bid, behind bars. Shmurda was granted a conditional release on Tuesday (February 23), and the rapper was sure to have his loved ones waiting for him as soon as he walked through the gates of prison. One man, in particular, that lived up to his word of picking up the rapper with a private jet is Migos frontman Quavo. According to his conditional release Shmurda will remain on federal probation until 2026.
While Quavo and friends welcomed him with a private jet to ride home in style, the 26-year-old rapper walked out to some new certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with his “Hot N*gga” hit shooting from platinum to 5 times platinum.
The anthem which was only certified platinum when Shmurda was arrested in late 2014 and didn’t receive any updates while Shmurda remined behind bars. The rapper’s Shmurda She Wrote debut EP is now certified gold while project standout “Bobby Bitch” turned platinum this week as well.
Shmurda was sentenced to 7 years in prison back in 2016, after accepting a plea deal that would shorten the recommended sentence for his long-time friend and co-defendant, Rowdy Rebel. As part of the plea agreement, the 26-year old rapper will be under community supervision until 2026.
On the eve of his release, Shmurda had a quick message for his fans: “Thank you for remaining loyal and for riding this six year sentence out with me,” he posted via his Instagram. “I love you all and look forward to seeing you soon.” He had also posted a 5-minute clip from King of New York starring Christopher Walken as drug lord Frank White.
Hours after his prison release, key hip-hop figures promptly took to social media to welcome Bobby home. Artists like 21 Savage, Meek Mill, Quavo, Chris Brown, and Rich the Kid were among those who shared messages of celebration and support.
“Shmurda home, King of New York shit. Big Blood but I salute a real Loc.” Chris Brown wrote on his Instagram Story.
Check out some of those posts below.