Embattled rapper Bobby Shmurda will have to spend more time behind bars after his $2 million (£1.25 million) bail application was withdrawn on Wednesday (04Feb15).

The Hot Boy hitmaker, real name Ackquille Pollard, has been in custody in New York since December (14), when he was arrested alongside 14 members of his entourage on a variety of charges, including murder, attempted murder, assault, weapons possession, reckless endangerment, and criminal use of a firearm.

Shmurda himself pleaded not guilty to counts of conspiracy, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminally using drug paraphernalia last month (Jan15).

He had been expected to walk free this week (begs02Feb15) after bail bondsman to the stars, Ira Judelson, put up the funds for his release last week (ends30Jan15), but the papers have since been withdrawn.

It is not known why the application was removed, but his lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery, insists they are working on Shmurda's release after a hearing request to reduce his bail was rejected.

He says, "We're trying to do a new bond application and are in the process in figuring that out. We're hoping to get it done within the next week."

Shmurda is next due in court in April (15).