Bobby Shmurda complains that all the work he's putting in isn't getting him paid.
Bobby Shmurda may be one of the rappers with the most buzz right now, but he's not making any money off that, or so he said in a now-deleted Instagram post last night.Â
The rapper who blew up off his Shmoney Dance and "Hot Nigga" freestyle, has since signed a major label record deal withÂ EpicÂ and has been doing a slew of shows, including closing out the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Nonetheless, it seems like all of Shmurda's hard work isn't paying off, at least, not in the monetary way he'd like.
"Nah idgaf Iâm doing all theses show not getting ma money dey got me doing shit every fucking day so its hard to keep up Witt dis shit den I ainât got nobody to trust ainât no help in dis bitch Iâm ready to go back to da trap be4 jail #RNS dats how I feel foh," the New York-based rapper posted on Instagram, before deleting it (but you know there is no such thing as deletion on the internet). Â
[UPDATE: Shmurda's Mom/Manager Speaks Out]
The other day, Shmurda decided to rent about the fact that he's not making enough cash money from all his live shows. The Instagram post has since been deleted, but AllHipHop managed to save the caption. Now Bobby Shmurda's mother, who also acts as his manager, has spoken out and brought clarity to the incident.
Talking to Billboard,Â Leslie Pollard says that Shmurda's claims were simply because he's a newcomer to the industry and the way things work.Â
She says, "It's not that he's not getting paid, it's that he's new to the business.Â There's a chain of command that he has to go through before he gets his payment. I guess he's thinking all the money should go from the front man to his hands -- it doesn't work like that. Of course they hold onto it so he actually does the show. Then it goes to his business manager, then to the touring accountant, and then to him."
She says Shmurda was just being impulsive, and the issue has since been resolved. Pollard has been managing her son for the two months now.