Bobby Shmurda and 6ix9ine have a few things in common. One thing they do not share is a similar release date, or sentencing length, for that matter.
Although his fans held out hope, Shmurda will not get early parole, and he will remain in prison until at least December 2021.
Tekashi 6ix9ine probably read about it from his phone because he’s been free for months now. Considering these two rappers’ similar cases, it’s just another situation of questionable justice.
Back in August, Shmurda’s mother, Leslie Pollard, had hope:
The parole hearing is scheduled for August 18th. We [are] very confident that things will go well and as always we know God will see us through— he always does.
A month later, and that hope is gone. To be fair, Bobby Shmurda did not help himself.
In 2014, he was arrested on gang conspiracy and drug and gun charges. While awaiting trial, he tried to smuggle a “sharp metal object” into jail. He eventually plead guilty to weapons charges and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
According to TMZ, he racked up 11 other violations while in prison, which certainly did not bode well for an early release.
Nonetheless, it’s curious why 6ix9ine received such a lighter treatment.
Rapper 6ix9ine was originally facing life in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit murder. And we all know what happened next: he snitched.
People who ‘cooperate’ usually get a lighter sentence, but 6ix9ine was sentenced to a third of the time as Bobby Shmurda, despite being charged with more serious crimes.
Not only that, but 6ix9ine was released four months early from his two-year sentence because he has asthma. Now he’s free to troll the world from outside of his prison walls, and do podcasts with fellow unlikeable, Logan Paul:
Meanwhile, Bobby Shmurda still has to dream about making music from behind bars.
It doesn’t seem like a fair deal, but then again, not much about this year has been fair.