Hip Hop and religion are more intertwined than most people may realize. Plenty of rappers have strong faith in their respective religions, and Bobby Shmurda is one of them.

During a recent interview with GQ, the “Shmoney” rapper spoke about his faith and reveals he reads the Bible every morning. According to Bobby, his grandmother lit the fire under him to have a relationship with God.

“I gotta pray,” he said. “I gotta read [Psalms] 91 and 23 every day. Every day when I wake up, I gotta read 91 and 23. My grandma said every day when I wake up, she say, ‘Too fucking bad, go fucking read a Bible, you don’t listen.’ That’s what she said. Every day I gotta read 91 and 23 for her.”

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Psalms 91 and 23 are considered psalms of protection as the reading asks for God to shield his children through difficult times. Bobby Shmurda is no stranger to hardship, as he served six years in prison on weapons and conspiracy charges.

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It wouldn’t be surprising if the Brooklyn native held on to his Bible while he was inside, hoping to make it through his sentence. Since his release from prison in February 2021, the “Hot N-gga” rapper has been enjoying his freedom, and he has even more reason to celebrate now that he’s an independent artist.

Bobby Shmurda Celebrates Exit From Epic Records: 'I Can't Wait To Drop'

Last month, Bobby announced his release from Epic Records after airing his grievances with the label. According to his Instagram post, he can now release music without any major label hold-ups.

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“Attention to alll Shmurda fans aka The Shmurdas,” he wrote on Instagram. “I just sign my release papers also jus made ah milly today I can’t wait to drop s/o my n-gga @trulife ahh ahh ahh my n-gga I’m shooting my 1st independence video today called getting em back we celebrating all week in KODS pop out nd Monday Starlets.”