(AllHipHop News) Less than a year ago, Bobby Shmurda was one of the hottest rappers coming out of New York. The success of his YouTube hit “Hot N****a” led the young rhymer to sign a deal with Sha Money XL and Epic Records. According to Bobby, the status of his relationship with his label has changed since his arrest in December.
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Billboard interviewed Shmurda over the phone from jail. The 20-year-old Brooklyn native revealed Epic has not been very supportive of him during his ongoing legal troubles.
“No, no. They’re not bailing me out. They’re not standing by me that much. Every time I call them, there’s excuses about [parent company] Sony, this and that,” said Bobby. “So, nah. It’s more people on the streets that’s standing by me more than them. I haven’t gotten a visit from one of them yet. Nah.”
Shmurda’s uncle and manager Debo Wilson claims he warned his nephew certain people would not have his back when he needed them most. Last month, Wilson told VladTV that Bobby has basically been used and abandoned by the industry.
“When we left him, his s**t’s been going down hill,” Wilson stated. “He got all the d**k riding n***as in the industry that runs around behind him. They’re not trying to help him. All they’re trying to do is live off his fame.”
Bobby did tell Billboard he has spoken to Meek Mill, French Montana, Migos, and others during his incarceration. While his mother has also been very supportive, Shmurda is no longer expecting backing from Epic.
“At first I thought it was love. Now everything is all business,” declared Bobby. “I just stopped looking towards them.”