Days after Troy Ave was called out by the family of the late Ronald McPhatter, the Brooklyn rapper has once again found himself at the center of accusatory claims.
Bossip reports that Taxstone, the Hip Hop podcast host arrested in connection with last year’s deadly shooting at Irving Plaza, has expressed confusion at why Troy is a free man in a letter penned by his lawyer.
The May 2016 shooting resulted in the death of Troy Ave associate/bodyguard Ronald McPhatter.
In an attempt to get out of jail, Taxstone recently recruited his lawyer to write the letter, which notes that the social media personality is not a flight risk and was running a successful podcast prior to the shooting.
“After several mistakes in his life, Mr. Campbell has made efforts to change his life around and seek redemption through his occupation as a podcaster and music and entertainment insider,” Taxstone’s lawyer Ken Montgomery wrote in the letter to Judge Lorna Schofield.
Additionally, the lawyer questioned why Troy Ave is a free man despite his more serious charges, and his alleged involvement in a club shooting, which took place days before the Irving Plaza incident.
Although Taxstone, whose $500,000 bail was ultimately revoked, has reportedly yet to be officially charged, at the top of this year he was indicted on a handful of charges, including possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and receiving a gun through interstate commerce.
Troy Ave is out on bail, and is looking at an attempted murder charge.