“Hot N***a” Rapper Fighting For His Freedom In Gang Conspiracy Case
Embattled rapper Bobby Shmurda told police he had a gun on him because he needed it as an aid in his rap videos, a detective testified Tuesday.
NYPD Det. Douglas Corso told a judge that he caught Shmurda fumbling with a gun inside a Brooklyn apartment two years ago that another resident told him was a scene of drug activity.
Corso said he pulled his own gun, and Shmurda immediately tried stuffing the firearm into the couch before he exclaimed, “’You can’t charge me with an unloaded gun! There’s no bullets in the gun. I’ve beat gun charges before. I’ve got an attorney for that,’’ according to Corso.
Corso said police later recovered a gun and a loaded magazine in the couch.
About 12 hours later, Corso said he tried to talk some sense into Shmurda as he waited in a cell.
“I was telling them, ‘You guys are young kids. You need to leave them guns alone,’” Corso said. “I tried to offer them encouragement.”
The detective said Shmurda immediately shot back.
“That’s when he said he was a rapper, and needed the gun for his music video,” Corso said.