Brooklyn upcoming rapper Troy Ave, 33, who rose to fame in 2014 with his hit single "All About The Money" was recently convicted with connections to the May 25 shootings at an T.I. concert in NYC. In the midst of the shooting, Ave's bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, was shot and killed. Troy Ave was also hit in the leg along with another male and female who were caught in the shootout.
Caught on surveillance videos from the venue, Troy Ave was charged one account of attempted second degree murder and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
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Troy Ave claims that the his part in the shootout was self defense. Though the days after the shootout, three guns were confiscated from Troy's vehicle. One was used to kill his bodyguard McPhatter. His attorney, Scott Leemon, suggested that Troy is the victim in this case and should be treated more like such. His defense team also said they will request that Troy be released on bail this week, saying that the rapper is not a flight risk. His next court hearing is set for Wednesday, June 22.