NEW YORK (AP) — "Hot Boy" rapper Bobby Shmurda has been released on parole in his drug gang case.
Authorities confirmed Tuesday that Shmurda was released from a New York prison amid speculation about whether he would attempt a music industry comeback.
Shmurda, whose birth name is Ackquille Pollard, was best known for "Hot Boy," a gritty song with rhymes about gunplay.
Messages were left on Tuesday with Shmurda's lawyer.
The 26-year-old performer out of Brooklyn had previously called the case a sham.
Shmurda was arrested in 2014 in New York City, The Associated Press reported.
According to The AP, investigators found a small amount of crack cocaine and two handguns in a car Shmurda was riding in.
The rapper was sentenced in 2016 to seven years after reaching a plea deal, The AP reported.