Published Feb 23, 2015Musicians feuding with their record labels is a fairly common phenomenon, but we've never heard of a clash quite like this before. In this uniquely sticky situation, Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda has revealed that he wants to get out of his deal with Epic Records. His reason? The label didn't offer support when he landed in jail on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, weapons possession and reckless endangerment.
The 20-year-old was busted as part of a large sting back in December, and he was held on $2 million bail. He expected his label to have his back, but apparently this wasn't the case.
"When I got locked up, I thought they were going to come for me but they never came," he told the New York Times while interviewed in the Manhattan Detention Complex.
Shmurda has pled not guilty, but Epic hasn't commented on his status and the company didn't come forward to post bail.
"I'm going to try my best to go back on the deal," the rapper said. "If not, I'll give them their music and bounce."
Meanwhile, his lawyer Matthew Middleton noted that Epic has made money off Shmurda and his hit "Hot Nigga." The lawyer said, "I understand from a corporate standpoint that companies cannot put themselves in a position where it appears they're supporting and condoning criminal activity. But he hasn't been found guilty of anything yet."
Let's hope, for everyone's sake, that this doesn't become a feud of Cash Money proportions.