Troy Ave is ready to talk
Troy Ave might have snitched on himself for snitching.
In his new song “2 Legit 2 Quit,” the rapper seems to indicate that he’s going to testify against Taxstone when the former podcast host goes to trial over the Irving Plaza shooting. The shootout, which occured in May 2016, left several people (Troy included) injured and one man dead. The gunshots erupted in the VIP section of a T.I. concert at the New York venue and when the dust cleared, Taxstone was charged with murdering his former bodyguard.
On the new song, it seems like Troy is saying that he’s going to tell what happened that night and point the finger squarely at Taxstone.
“I’m only loyal to my fam,” he raps. “Middle finger from the stand / It’s either me or it’s you.”
That last bit makes quite a bit of sense. Troy Ave was originally charged with attempted murder in relation to the shooting. Ave was seen firing a weapon in videos from the incident and was charged with attempted murder. However, he pleaded not guilty and was able to avoid a murder charge but is still facing several felonies. Last year, he said that the video doesn’t tell the whole story in an interview with Fox5NY.
“I’ll just say that video doesn’t show everything that’s going on and I would love to talk to you more about it but I’m facing a serious case,” he said. “Like, my freedom is on the line. I could go to jail for 20 years.”
Talk About It
On the new song, he’s a bit more forthcoming with details.
“Sucker fired, I got hit,” he said. “I beat him up and took his pistol / Right out his hands / I was blowin’ to make him R.I.P. / He was scared and he was swift / Tables turned, watched him flee.”
At this point in the video, an animated parody of Taxstone wearing a shirt that mocks his catchphrase “Be Safe Tho” can be seen fleeing as Troy Ave fires at him.
Though he might appear to be bragging on the new song, Ave told the New York radio station that the shooting deeply affected him.
“I wear a bulletproof vest,” he said, of the way his life has changed since the shooting. “You see, I had to take off the vest before we sat down in here. I’ve been through so much. I’m not letting nobody k*ll me. Nobody’s taking my life.”
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He also told the station that the shooting has changed the way he’s viewed by outsiders and negatively impacted his career.
“I was portrayed as a menace to society,” he said. “I can’t even go do shows in certain place. I go do a show in North Carolina, and the police are phoning ahead, ‘Hey, you’ve got Troy Ave booked at your venue. Are you kidding me? You know what this guy is about?’”
It looks like Troy is ready to put the whole thing behind him, even if that means putting someone else ehind bars for good.
Check out the video for “2 Legit” up top. What do you think? Is Troy Ave planning on snitching? Is it really snitching to talk about the person who shot you? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.