It’s been almost a year rapper Bobby Shmurda (Ackquille Pollard) is still behind bars. Pollard and his whole G9 crew were arrested and brought up an an array of charges including conspiracy in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
Epic Records label exec. L.A Reid, in a recent interview, has finally broke his silence on why he never bailed the “Hot N*ggas” rapper out. Since Pollard’s incarceration, Many have wondered why the label hasn’t bailed him out yet. Reid made it very clear that he owes the public no explanation but at the end of the day, the decision came down to money and the money in the record business isn’t coming in like it used to:
“People don’t know anything about my business, right? It’s really not their business. That’s the truth about it, right? We’re not elected officials here. And we’re not at liberty to disclose how we do business. It’s fair practice, I can tell you that. But, it’s not the industry that it once was. We seriously don’t make the money we used to make. That’s a fact of life, right?”
Reid also explained how bailing Pollard out would not be a smart business decision:
“Bobby Shmurda is not the same as Snoop Dogg and Murder was the case, who’s coming off the Chronic and his first album. It’s a different era, ya know? And we’re a publicly held corporation. We just aren’t in the same position we were back in those days. So, it’s a different day.”
He then shares optimism in regards to Pollard’s future:
“I’m crazy about the kid and I thin about him often. And I feel like, ya know, his better days are ahead of him. I do believe that. I think it’s unfortunate what has taken place”.
Pollard’s bail has been denied once again and he will be staying in Riker’s until his February 22nd trail date.
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