Last December, Rowdy Rebel was finally released from prison after serving 6 years. While the Brooklyn rhymer is a free man, his longtime friend/music collaborator Bobby Shmurda is still behind bars.
The story of the two men’s time in prison is closely connected. Shmurda reportedly took a plea deal in their conspiracy and weapons possession case that included a longer sentence for himself in order to ensure that Rowdy got less time.
“I did it for Rowdy. They offered me five and offered Rowdy 12. They said the only way they’ll give him seven is if I took seven too. So, you know, I had to take one for the dawgs,” said Shmurda in a 2016 interview.
According to an Instagram caption posted on Monday, Rowdy Rebel is still very grateful for Bobby Shmurda’s loyalty. The “Computers” rapper wrote a public message for his fellow GS9 crew member.
Rowdy wrote on IG:
I wouldn’t be here RN if yu Haven’t been the same genuine person I meet in elementary…. I never Seen yu fold or bend through treacherous time’s always thinking Nd doing for others. I thank god I got a friend like you I could call a brother I love yu like yu My Mama Kids ….see yu soon kid #stillfreegs9 #freeskrap1090 #IloveAllMyNiggas