Update 12/15/2020 4:07pm:
Rowdy Rebel was seen for the first time on video since being released from prison on Tuesday (December 15). The video shows Rowdy smiling as he hugs and greets his friends, who are ready with stacks of cash to celebrate his release.
Rowdy Rebel served six years after being arrested alongside Bobby Shmurda and other associates in 2014. He pleaded guilty to various charges, including conspiracy, attempted murder, attempted assault, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon, in exchange for a six to seven-year sentence.
Original 12/15/2020 1:05pm:
Rowdy Rebel was released from a New York prison Tuesday after serving six years in prison. He was arrested in 2014, along with Bobby Shmurda and others, on charges of conspiracy, attempted murder, attempted assault, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon.
The 29-year-old pleaded guilty in exchange for a six to seven-year sentence. The rapper's parole hearing occurred in August.
Bobby Shmurda was denied his release from prison during his parole hearing in September. Shmurda admitted that he accepted a longer prison sentence in order to shave time off of Rowdy Rebel's sentence.
"They offered me five and offered Rowdy 12," Bobby Shmurda said. "They said the only way they'll give him seven is if I took seven too. So, you know, I had to take one for the dawgs."
While no reason was given for the denial, the Brooklyn rapper is expected to remain incarcerated for the rest of his sentence. Bobby Shmurda expected to be released in December 2021.