This doesn't bode well for the young star
Tay-K has a viral hit to his name in “The Race.” But whether or not he’ll be able to reap the benefits of a hit single remains to be seen. The teenage Dallas area rapper was apprehended by U.S. Marshals the day that his music video for the “The Race” dropped to face capital murder charges and the latest update on his case says that the 17-year-old will be tried as an adult.
The rapper cut off a monitoring bracelet and fled Texas for New Jersey, where he lived for three months until being apprehended. He is now awaiting trial in connection with an armed robbery in 2016 that left a 21-year-old dead.
Tay-K — birth name Taymor McIntyre — has been extradited back to Texas to face the charges. He’s being represented by James McMillan, the entertainment lawyer who also represents Kodak Black. McMillan released a statement about the judge’s decision.
“We just concluded the ‘certification transfer’ hearing for Mr. Mcintyre,” he wrote. “The judge has ruled that his case should be moved to adult court case based on his age (and the fact that the juvenile court will lack jurisdiction soon). The judge was very clear to tell Mr. Mcintyre on the record that this decision had no bearing whatsoever of his guilt/ innocence in this case. After a full day of hearing with numerous officers testifying under oath, officers testified there was no evidence that Mr. Mcintyre engaged in any violent act or possessed any weapons. Mr Mcintyre remains upbeat after this hear. I believe once all of the evidence is presented, Mr. Mcintyre will be exonerated on all charges. We look forward to moving ahead.”
Tay-K’s was supposed to appear in court on Wednesday to begin his trial. However that court date has been pushed back, reportedly for a lack of evidence tying McMillan to any violent acts.
At the same time, Tay-K’s song is climbing the charts. It landed on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time this week, with fans drawn in by Tay-K’s story and his candor about the fact that he was running from the law.
“F*ck a beat, I was tryna beat a case,” he raps on the song’s hook. “But I ain’t beat that case, b*tch, I did the race.”
No information has been released regarding Tay-K’s day in court. However, his lawyer expects the case to be tossed due to a lack of evidence linking his client to the crime. While he languishes in jail, his star continues to rise. Even his videos outside of “The Race” have racked up millions of views thanks to the young rappe’s newfound fame.
Watch The Video
Watch the video for “The Race” up top. What do you think? Is Tay-K headed for stardom or will his leagl troubles sideline him in the same way they did Bobby Shmurda? Let us know in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.