Troy Ave Speaks On Having To Go To Jail, Gives Graphic Details Of Taxstone Shooting
Troy Ave might have helped the court give Taxstone a guilty verdict for manslaughter for shooting his entourage back in 2016, but he still has to go to jail on attempted murder and weapon possession charges. Moreover, he recently took to Instagram to voice his frustrations. "And would you believe after all the evidence I still gotta go to jail," he wrote. "Even tho I feel like 'it's self defense.' Even tho I feel like 'my friends shoulda took some of the weight off my shoulders.' But regardless of all that ima take whatever comes with this, with my chin up and 10 toes down. I hope y'all use me as an example and learn from my mistakes."
Furthermore, Troy Ave also recently spoke to Nick Cannon on his new show The Daily Cannon. During their conversation, he gave an incredibly detailed account of how the Irving Plaza shooting went down. For those unaware, Taxstone shot and killed Ave's bodyguard Ronald "Banga" McPhatter after a dispute broke out. After years of incarceration, delayed trials, and lengthy proceedings, the court found Taxstone guilty of the crime. Now, the New York rapper told the show host a graphic testimony of that day's events.
Troy Ave Reflects On Having To Do Prison Time For Taxstone Shooting Case
"If I'ma die, I'ma die fighting," Troy Ave began. "I'm not just gon' be on the floor like, 'Oh, I'm hit.' And let the person that shot me and my man get away. Like f**k it, we all gon' die in this b***h then. Now we fighting for the gun and s**t, he start squeezing those shots. I'm biting the n***a on his neck, he's biting my forearm. I managed to get more control of the gun than him, I just start pistol-whipping him. I turn around to make sure everyone I came in with is good... We leave out the room, and this is the part they showed on the media. This is the part that made it look like Troy Ave came into a club recklessly and started shooting.
"What people don't realize is I was coming out of a VIP room where I was attacked and I was shot. When I'm shooting, is when I see him," he concluded. The feud between him and Taxstone has lasted seven years now, and hasn't gotten any prettier. You can hear the MC speak for himself down below. For more news and updates on Troy Ave, be sure to check back in with HNHH.
Taxstone Shooting Recounted In Graphic Detail