Rapper Bobby Shmurda and his team members from GS9 are still in jail after their arrest on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 near Times Square outside Quad Recording Studios. They were arrested on weapon and drug charges. Now, Shmurda's associate and a member of GS9 has issued a statement from the jail.

According to xxlmag.com, Rowdy Rebel called his girlfriend from the prison. The website reported that the video recording of the phone call was uploaded on YouTube. The video showed Rowdy Rebel giving some shoutouts and did not talk about the charges placed against the crew members of GS9.

The Fader reported that the Brooklyn South Violence Reduction Task Force of NYPD conducted a two-year long investigation of the group GS9. Apart from the Task Force, Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor's Narcotics Gang Unit also took part in the operation. The police force seized 21 guns during the investigation period and 10 of the guns were seized on Wednesday at Quad.

Shmurda can face eight to 25 years behind the bars if he is found guilty of five charges. Manhattan Supreme Court's Judge James Burke set Shmurda's bail at $2 million. Earlier, the rapper's attorney Howard Greenberg stated that Epic record label would take care of the bail. However, Epic's spokesperson did not comment on this issue.

Attorney Howard Greenberg talked to Fader about the rapper's arrest and why NYPD arrested him and others in the first place.

"The government hates rap and the government hates rappers. They construct a narrative and add rationalizations to make it seem true. They recruit guiltless and loveless people to whom truth is meaningless and convince them to say what they want to say. These people are jealous of a brother on the way up," Greenberg said.

Stay tuned for more updates on Bobby Shmurda and GS9 crew.

Contact the writer at t.mazumdar@ibtimes.com.au.