The “Hot N***a” Rapper Faces Felony Perjury And Prison Contraband Charges
A judge ripped Bobby Shmurda’s lawyer for not turning up for a hearing – again – in his client’s felony perjury and prison knife case.
Bronx Supreme Court Judge Raymond Bruce slammed the attorney for not appearing at a hearing Thursday for Shmurda’s charges of lying in his court case and possessing a prison shiv. The judge also complained that Shmurda would have to “languish in jail” until his lawyer shows up.
But Shmurda, who wore a gray sweater despite the warm June weather, had an explanation.
“I called him, and he said he’s on vacation and then has a trial that starts in July,” he said.
It’s the second time in a little more than a month that the attorney hasn’t shown up to a hearing. He didn’t turn up to his client’s previous hearing April 29, though it was unclear why.
Prosecutors say Shmurda’s gal pal, Tiffany Rosseau, tried to pass him a “sharpened metal object” during a visit to the Rikers Island jail last year. Rosseau has since pled guilty. Prosecutors contend that Shmurda, who was born Ackquille Pollard, then lied about the incident to a grand jury.
Judge Bruce said his staff would call Shmurda’s counsel to urge him to attend his new hearing next month. He told Shmurda he should do the same.
“You need to let him know,” the judge told Shmurda. “You pay his salary and if he wants to get paid, he needs to come here.”