A post on Bobby Shmurda’s Instagram account on Monday, February 22, 2021 led his fans to believe he was already released from prison. Twitter users posted that the rapper is free. But it appears their celebration is premature. Shmurda is scheduled for release on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
The New York Department of Corrections inmate record shows he will not be released until that date.
Here’s what you need to know:
Shmurda’s Instagram Account Shared a Video of a Prison Release & Social Media Reacted, Thinking He Was Freed
Instagram and Twitter fans of Shmurda saw a post on his Instagram account posted early in the morning Monday, February 22, 2021. It showed a video of a release from prison, and fans thought this meant he was out.
However, Shmurda will be released tomorrow.
Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, is being paroled early. He was sentenced to 6 to 7 years in prison for conspiracy and possession of a weapon, with his incarceration at the New York Clinton Correctional Facility beginning in November 2016. He was denied parole in December, and his release date was pushed to February 23.
Here is his official release date: