Bobby Shmurda Reacts To Gunna's First Public Appearance: "While [Young Thug] Is In Jail?"

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CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Bobby Shmurda attends Michael Rubin's 2022 Fanatics Super Bowl Party on February 12, 2022 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Fanatics) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: Gunna attends his DS4EVER LA Listening Party on January 06, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for DS4EVER Presented by Gunna, Young Stoner Life Records, 300 Entertainment)
Gunna made his first public appearance over the weekend at the Heats-Celtics game.

Gunna seems to be readying his comeback, although it’s not necessarily welcomed by everyone. The Atlanta star’s decision to cop an Alford plea sparked a dialogue surrounding what is considered cooperating with law enforcement. Legal experts have stated that Gunna’s plea deal didn’t incriminate any of the other defendants in the YSL RICO trial. Meanwhile, many of his rap peers don’t agree with the assessment. As a result, Gunna has been shunned by many rappers, including Bobby Shmurda, Boosie and more.

In recent weeks, there have been a number of updates surrounding Gunna. Songs snippets have surfaced where he seemingly addresses everything from those who’ve accused him of snitching to his standings with YSL. However, he finally made his first public appearance over the weekend when he was spotted courtside at the Heat-Celtics game. It was a shock to many, especially since he’s seemingly undergone drastic physical changes since he came home from jail.

Bobby Shmurda Reacts

Bobby Shmurda hasn’t been the most forgiving when it comes to Gunna’s decision to cop an Alford Plea. Most recently, he appeared on The Danza Project podcast where he seemed shocked about Gunna’s first public appearance at the playoff game. “Gunna was out there? While Thugger’s in jail? I’mma mind my business… Gunna, I’m minding my business. You know what? I don’t even want to talk about other rappers,” he said. Ultimately, it seems as though Bobby feels just as let down by other rappers in the game for not upholding the code. “We don’t want to be associated with you f**kin’ rappers. Okay, you guys are just f**kin’ talkin’ a lot,” he continued. “

"These rappers all do the same sh*t. They be cappin’, they be lyin’. And this a new rule: before we talk to rappers, we want to see these n***as childhood,” he said. Bobby suggested that fans should know whether a rapper began getting involved in street activities at a young age or if it’s only a persona for rap. “You got these kids following you guys and when these kids are following you guys and you’re rapping [like] you’re about this lifestyle, it’s very dangerous to the communities that these little kids think is going on,” Bobby said. Peep his interview above and let us know if you feel the same way as Bobby. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.