Following the 2014 arrest of Brooklyn rappers and longtime friends Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel, the authorities reportedly wanted to hit Rebel with a heavy charge, and let Shmurda off easier.
Speaking to Complex in 2016, Shmurda revealed the conditions behind the two, seven-year prison sentences he and Rebel ultimately received.
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“They offered me five and offered Rowdy twelve… They said the only way they’ll give him seven is if I took seven, too,” Shmurda reportedly told Complex. “So, you know, I had to take one for the dogs.”
Following their release earlier this year, Rebel penned a heartfelt message to Shmurda, and thanked him for taking a longer sentence in order to shorten his own.
“I wouldn’t be here RN if yu Haven’t been the same genuine person I meet in elementary,” Rebel wrote. “I never Seen yu fold or bend through treacherous time’s always thinking Nd doing for others. I thank god I got a friend like you I could call a brother.”
Finally reuniting in February 2021, Shmurda and Rebel have re-acclimated themselves with the rap game, and nine months after their release, Bobby came through with an insane gift for his right-hand man.
Presenting Rebel with a massive, iced-out chain with a diamond-encrusted pendant spelling out “Rude Boy,” Shmurda embraced the “9 Bridge” rapper and even helped him adjust the chain to sit perfectly below his bowtie.
One IG commenter wrote that “Rowdy finna pass Bobby like cordae did nahmir,” but what do you think of the “Rude Boy” chain Bobby Shmurda gifted Rowdy Rebel? Let us know down in the comments.