Troy Ave Is Out of Jail | @TroyAve
Troy Ave has been released from Riker’s Island on a $500,000 bond.
According to the New York Daily News, Troy’s mother paid the half a million dollar amount to free the Brooklyn rapper on July 11th.
The B$B artist is required to wear an ankle bracelet and cannot leave New York City. He’s also not allowed no where near any concerts, bars, arenas and other music venues, and he also has a curfew held to 11 p.m.
Prior to being freed, Troy had been held in custody for weeks without a bail. He’s being charged with attempted murder and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon, each stemming from a May 25 fatal incident at Irving Plaza, which resulted in the death of Ronald “Banga” McPhatter.
Banga was Troy’s bodyguard and childhood friend. Troy denies that he was the one who fired the bullet that killed McPhatter. One of Troy’s attorneys, John Stella, was arguing in court that Troy took the gun away from the man who killed McPhatter and shot back in self-defense.
Troy was shot in the leg on the night of the shooting, and he spent time in the prison’s infirmary unit. He left the courtroom in a wheelchair on July 11th before limping to a Mercedes SUV with help from Stella and a family member.
The MC’s mother reportedly barked at reporters as the media converged on Troy and his family. His mother later told the newspaper, “No comment. Respect people’s privacy. How about that?”