The Irving Plaza shooting incident surrounding New York rapper, Troy Ave, is about to be news once again in the industry. The event left his bodyguard Ronald “Banga” McPhatter dead.
All Hip Hop had an exclusive interview with the hip hop artist and revealed ”I go to court on September 13th,” explains Troy and continued saying, “I just came back from court, so we gon’ see.” He just makes the scenario plain and simple for those who want to know.
“The proof is in black and white paperwork, in the FBI paperwork. I don’t even have to argue anything, it’s there. They see that it’s not my gun, I never brought no gun in the club. DNA evidence proves that, so where’d I get it from?” He confirmed that gun belonged to Tax Stone and is not a fan of speaking on the subject.
“If this were to happen somewhere else, I would have been a hero,” he states. “Because if you look at it, I saved mad people from getting shot. There’s three other victims, more people could have died. If I didn’t do what I did, fought the gun away and wrestled — it’s fight or flight. I chose to fight. I went head-on with a gunman and by the grace of God, took the gun out his hand. So why am I not looked at as a hero?”
Troy Ave still has no issues with his stance to testify at the trial that begins on Friday the 13th and still feels the physical altercation from the incident.
“My leg be hurting from that whole Irving Plaza s**t,” he explains. “I can’t really run, jogging be hard. I can’t bust the dope dance moves in my videos like I used to. It’s all good though, I just adapted. I ain’t trippin’,” he said.
Troy Ave also speaks about his admiration for fellow New York rapper 50 Cent. “If it wasn’t for him, it wouldn’t be no me in this capacity,” reveals Troy Ave. “I saw him the other day and told him that. We had a lil wrestling fight in the hallway or whatever. I always say, Fif is one of the reasons I started rapping. I wouldn’t be having all this money and all that if it wasn’t for him. I might have been still selling drugs. I might have got caught up and went to jail, or been dead and that would’ve been the end”.
Kevin Gates shows his support to Troy Ave on Instagram despite the past snitching claims thrown at the hip hop artist.
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