50 Cent tends to always be the one to voice aloud what many ponder on behind closed doors. In the latest turn of events, in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid, ’50 called out Epic records, seeking answers as to why the label didn’t bail out Bobby Shmurda.
Initially, with the entire G-Unit team in tow, 50 Cent began giving insight on how the case against Shmurda and the GS9 crew came about. “They’re influenced by the environment and that’s what they know,” he said before switching over to the topic of the label. “You know what I’d really like to see? That check from Epic,” said ’50. “Why they didn’t get Bobby out? Why they didn’t bail Bobby out? They got money on the man why they didn’t bail him out?”
As a label head himself, the mogul than began to compare Shmurda’s current standing to a period when Young Buck and Tony Yayo faced jail time. Young Buck joined in stating, “We were in there just to do paperwork, roughly an hour and a half,” he said referring to a former charge he faced at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.
To make matters worse, last week, Shmurda spoke on Epic Records with Billboard, telling the media outlet that he’s not being supported. “I just want to be like 50 Cent. Or Jay Z. It’s fabric,” he said. “I just want to be like 50 Cent. [Laughs.] I want to be like Biggie, Tupac. Fabric rap. Fiction rap. No, no. They’re not bailing me out. They’re [Epic] not standing by me that much. Every time I call them, there’s excuses about [parent company] Sony, this and that. So, nah. It’s more people on the streets that’s standing by me more than them. I haven’t gotten a visit from one of them yet. Nah.”
Shmurda is still currently locked up in New York City’s Rikers Island prison, following his December arrest along with 14 other members of his GS9 crew on what was initially 69 counts.