Rapper Troy Ave and former podcaster Taxstone just stared a Twitter beef over the latter's criminal trial. For those of you who don't remember, Taxstone stands accused of involvement in a 2016 Irving Plaza shooting in New York City that took the life of Ave's bodyguard, Ronald "Banga" McPhatter. On Thursday (March 9), Taxstone wrote a tweet that many believed took aim at Troy Ave testifying in his case. Afterwards, the New York rapper responded in kind and let off some Twitter subliminals of his own to fuel the fire.
"Can't wait for this delusional lying ass bozo to testify on Monday !!!" Taxstone fired off on Thursday. Then, Ave took the jab as a shot and replied. "A call to action is crazy. 'I can't wait' Said the person with nothing but time... his friends cooked him VERY WELL DONE! I might jus bring the dessert , wat kind y'all want #UnSafeTho#BeSmartTho." In another tweet, he inexplicably asked former President Barack Obama for help. "Dear @POTUS44 this Hater tryna frame the murder of MY FRIEND on Me. I'm innocent I boomed @ the hater off self defense! His Mans Caswell & Malcolm ate the [cheese] on him already! My new album gon be called 'DEAR HATER I WON' pre order uP MONDAY!"
Twitter Beef Over Testifying Ensues
Later, Taxstone seemed to retort against the 37-year-old in some more subliminal messages via Twitter. "Rejecting self reflection at any cost," he began his series of reflections. "Lowlifes think the most highly of themselves. Keeping their face far from mirrors but placing them in front of everyone else's face. Sometimes we get lost and have to find ourselves but never forget to self reflect." What's more is that even Taxstone's attorney confirmed that Troy Ave is expected to testify in his trial.
With all this in mind, it will be interesting to see how Taxstone's trial progresses on Monday. Twitter beef is one thing, but if such antagonism comes into the courtroom, it could spell trouble for either party. Hopefully the trial's outcome doesn't become part of more social media antics. Regardless, check out the tweets below and stick around on HNHH for the latest news and updates on Taxstone and Troy Ave.
Taxstone & Troy Ave Go Back & Forth