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After months of expressing his displeasure with his record label, it looks like Bobby Shmurda has finally gotten his wish and will get his walking papers from Epic Records.
According to Variety, the “Hot N*gga” rapper took to his IG Stories to let his millions of followers know that Epic Records had granted his wish and released him from the record label he’s been living on since 2014. a photo of him on a cellphone, Bobby wrote “I JUST SIGNED MY RELEASE DOCUMENTS TOO JUI DID AH MILLY TODAY.” Looks like Bobby has more reason to twerk in his videos these days. Speaking of which, Shmurda also wrote, “I SHOT MY FIRST INDEPENDENCE VIDEO TODAY CALLED GETTING EM BACK.”
Good for Bobby. Lord knows that man must be allowed to grow and develop at a pace that suits him after all he’s been through. We’re just surprised the label let Bobby have his freedom even after he took to social media to complain about his label’s situation.
“Shmurda was originally signed to Epic by executive LA Reid, who left the label in 2017 to be replaced by Sylvia Rhone, who was named president and CEO in April 2019. “I have a 70-year-old wife who runs my label and I like it a lot. but don’t want to let me go at all lllllll,” Shmurda wrote of Rhone late last year. “No matter what I do, I’ve been signed to them since I was 19. I spent six years in jail trying to get off that label before I came home, you name someone in the industry a label [sic] keeps sign in prison for six years ???? Yeah IK IK I made them more millions than they ever gave me!!! Let me go.”
Well, now they have and Bobby might be the hottest FA on the music market. While the cuts he’s ditched since getting out of prison didn’t exactly hit like “Hot Ni**a” in 2014, maybe given the right situation and the right mentor, Bobby could get back on top and to be that G the streets have been waiting for for seven years.
It should be interesting to see what road Bobby takes with his music now that he’s a free man.