Bobby Shmurda is making movies—literally. The Brooklyn rapper is currently in jail at New York’s Westchester County Correction facility, but that isn’t stopping him from pursuing his script writing passion.
In an interview with XXL, his mother Leslie Pollard shared her son’s Hollywood ambitions.
“He said he has two movies in his head that he’s working on now,” said Pollard. “He loves music but that’s something he was always interested in transitioning to. He loves the whole Will Smith thing. That’s something he’s very interested in, acting.”
The “Hot Ni**a” hitmaker, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, was inspired by his GS9 crew and their rise to success.
“A lot of people don’t know but, the GS9 is his music label, and the guys that are locked up with him, 90 percent of them are childhood friends since he was three, four years old,” she added. “He just wants to build a storyline, letting people know where they started, where they came from and how these people are and what they’re doing and what the media is trying to portray them as. He also gave us insight about who, which people he’s going to let play which characters and things of that nature.”
One of the rapper’s films is going to be based on his upbringing, she added, while the other will be centered on life “as Bobby Shmurda.”
The rapper and several members of his GS9 crew were arrested in 2014. He was charged with reckless endangerment, conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon. His bail was set at $2 million and several requests to reduce that amount have been denied.
Last month, Shmurda addressed his arrest. “They told me when they locked me up, they don’t want to see a next 50 Cent,” he said. “They don’t want to see a next Diddy. They don’t want to see a next Jay Z coming out of New York. This shit is crazy. This shit is past rap, this is injustice, Black Lives Matter. It’s past everything. This shit is crazy.”