Troy Ave claims he’s innocent! After being charged with attempted murder during the horrific May 25 shooting at Irving Plaza in NYC, the rapper pleaded ‘not guilty.’ However, the judge thinks Troy needs to spend time in jail and denied him bail!
Troy Ave, 30, says he’s “All About The Money,” but the young rapper at the center of the Irving Plaza shooting didn’t have enough cash to buy his freedom. Even though he entered the court date in a wheel chair, the judge had no sympathy for the rapper charged with attempted murder!
Troy was denied bail after he pleaded “not guilty” to charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon for his role at the May 25 shooting, according to The New York Times. Troy (born Roland Collins) rolled into a Manhattan Criminal Court with his lawyers, Scott Leemon and John Stella, to ask Judge Ushir Pandity-Durant to set bail at $50,000. After listening to a prosecutor’s recommendation, the judge said no, and Troy will remain behind bars until his trial.
Despite the NYPD releasing footage showing Troy allegedly firing a gun in the NYC venue (right before rapper T.I., 35, was supposed to take the stage,) his lawyers claim Troy is completely innocent. Scott said that Troy’s bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, “died a hero trying to protect [Troy.] He was not shot by Mr. Collins.”
Troy’s lawyers also said scientific evidence will show that Troy did not shoot himself in the leg during the Irving Plaza gunfight, and that the “Bang Bang” rapper will eventually clear his name.
The cause behind this deadly alternation currently remains unknown, but it’s clear that this horrifying rampage left one person dead and four people (along with Troy) injured. The NYPD suspects that Troy is the shooter who injured those other people, but they won’t know for sure until the ballistics tests come back. The report could mean Troy stays locked up for a long time, or it could very well set him free.
What do you think about Troy pleading “not guilty,” HollywoodLifers? Do you think the judge should have granted him bail?