Record Execs Calvin And Debo Wilson Said Bobby Shmurda Owed Them For Cancelling Shows, Not Paying Management
Blood is thicker than water when it comes to Bobby Shmurda.
The incarcerated rapper’s uncles have decided to drop their $1 million arbitration proceeding against their nephew, because Shmurda is about to begin his felony gang conspiracy trial that could send him to the slammer for decades, BOSSIP can reveal.
Debo and Calvin Wilson, of Hard Tymes Records, filed for arbitration with Shmurda late last year. They said the rapper, who they used to manage, hadn’t paid them since last summer and routinely missed shows, leaving them vulnerable to lawsuits from promoters. Shmurda was served the legal papers in protective custody in Rikers Island.
“We just left it alone,” Wilson’s former business partner exclusively told BOSSIP. “He’s fighting for his life. It is what it is. It’s a loss, we’ll just keep it moving.”
The news comes as Shmurda’s trial on felony gang conspiracy, gun and drug charges is scheduled to start June 25 in Manhattan Supreme Court.
BOSSIP revealed earlier this year that Calvin Wilson tried to bury the hatchet with Shmurda, and even offered to pony up bail to get Shmurda out of jail—but Shmurda wouldn’t have it.