'Hot Boy' rapper Bobby Shmurda gets 7-year prison sentence

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Bobby Shmurda was officially sentenced to seven year in prison by the Manhattan Supreme Court today weeks after accepting a previously reported plea deal with prosecutors, Billboard reports.

"I was forced to take this sentence, I did not want to take this sentence, I was forced by my attorney to take this plea", Shmurda told the court, according to reports.

In a jailhouse interview a year ago with The New York Times, Shmurda criticized his label, Epic Records, for not helping him pay his $2 million bail. He could have faced 25 years to life in prison if convicted at trial.

"I was forced to take this sentence".

The 22-year-old Miami native, who shot to fame after videos for his single "Hot N-a" and resulting "Shmoney Dance" went viral, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and criminal possession of weapons charges in September.

He was sentenced to seven years in prison, but was granted credit for time served.

Fourteen others were arrested in connection to the case, which involved a Brooklyn-based gang called GS9.

Shumrda, best known for the hit "Hot Boy" and the "Shmoney Dance" video with Rowdy Rebel, which has more than 15 million views on YouTube.

Shmurda was first arrested in December 2014, with his bail set at $2 million. An indictment charged Shmurda and the other defendants with a variety of crimes including murder, attempted murder, assault and drug dealing.

Epic, Shmurda's label, has yet to comment on the case.

Although, some good came out of the sentencing as Bobby's lawyer noted his client may be eligible to qualify for time served and if he maintains good behavior in jail he could be released early.

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