Over the last few weeks, many social media users had negative things to say about Bobby Shmurda’s tendency to post Instagram videos of himself dancing. Fellow New York native Cardi B came to Shmurda’s defense.
“Y’all really be trying Bobby cause he be dancing and no lie when I used to do visits in Rikers Bobby & Rowdy were always in OBC solitary confinement cause they [were] really getting it rockin 👊🏼,” tweeted Cardi.
The Invasion of Privacy album creator continued, “Them boys ain’t punked out in jail really stood on their s###. 😤 Unlike a lot of rappers.”
Bobby Shmurda qualified for a conditional release from New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility state prison on February 23, 2021. He took a plea deal in 2016 after being charged with conspiracy and weapons possession.
The now-27-year-old rapper broke onto the national scene with the 2014 single “Hot N####” which peaked at #6 on the Hot 100 chart. The song went viral partly because of the Brooklynite’s so-called “Shmoney” dance featured in the music video.
One Twitter user quoted Cardi B’s tweet about Bobby Shmurda by adding, “[Shmurda’s] living his best life.” Cardi responded to the person by stating, “Exactly he’s happy a#######!! Full of life!!! HE DID 7 years in f###### jail. Celebrate freedom [every day] and however the f### you want to do it!!!”