After nearly seven years, Bobby Shmurda was finally freed from prison on Tuesday. The rapper was welcomed with open arms by the entire music world including Meek Mill and Quavo. In just his first few days out, the rapper has spent much of his time in the spotlight. He even took some time to make a club appearance on Friday, and thanks to a video that was taken during the event, the rapper went viral after he turned down a drink he was offered.
After watching the video, fans shared their theories for why Bobby might not have wanted a drink at that moment, but only a few were right as the rapper gave an explanation on his Instagram story.
Bobby Shmurda denies a drink at the club 😂 pic.twitter.com/DiVFFmB3oM
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) February 26, 2021
“Hell nah a n**** on parole,” he wrote in the post. Given that Bobby was freed from prison on a conditional release, it could be that one requirement of his parole is to refrain from consuming alcohol. The rapper also has no interest in risking a parole violation and possibly returning to jail as he expressed his wishes to stay free during a FaceTime call with Meek that was detailed in his profile with GQ.
“I’m done with that [jail] sh*t,” he said during the call. “I’ll be light-skinned in Jamaica before I go back.”
Another aspect of the video that caught fans’ attention was the fact that Bobby was wearing a mask in the club, something that we haven’t see too many celebrities do during their own events. As a result, they took to Twitter to share their reactions.
You can read them below and watch the video that caused it all above.
Crazy how Bobby Shmurda is the FIRST rapper I’ve seen wear a mask in the club, one of the most crowded areas. This is a sad statement to make, but hopefully things change. pic.twitter.com/bk3Hc9XJfb
— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) February 26, 2021
Bobby Shmurda has been in prison for damn near a decade and even he know better than to go out without a mask 🙄
— black messica rabbit (@thee_blkhottie) February 26, 2021
Mask on in the club, turning down drinks. This man regained his freedom and the weather miraculously got better, now he enjoying himself while COVID conscious. All the stars are aligning, Bobby Shmurda is here to save the world. https://t.co/rsxCHsRAeP
— Swarles Barkley (@Fluffy_Stufff) February 26, 2021
Bobby Shmurda has no problem wearing a mask, you love to see it https://t.co/S1gZafABbJ
— The World Famous CB (@CheeseburgerROH) February 26, 2021
First celebrity I’ve seen with a mask on in the club https://t.co/xl77bf6cRL
— cioccolato (@__yoPierre_) February 26, 2021
this brudda *always* got his mask on. even at his dinner party. and he’s got the shmurda mask for drip and the surgical mask for functionality. my guy https://t.co/VyF6Rb2RyA
— shmurda! (@10baandz) February 26, 2021
My favorite part of Shmurda being out so far is seeing him wear a mask everywhere he goes. https://t.co/83DYd8wjDu
— Joe Cornejo (@JoeyLaFlare1016) February 26, 2021
if bobby shmurda can be in jail for almost a decade and still wear a mask when he gets out then you can too
— Twill 🤺 (@onlywillknows) February 26, 2021
him being the first celebrity I ever seen wear a mask at the club is fucking wild to me https://t.co/fW9io3BY15
— ethereal peen (@etherealdeen) February 26, 2021
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