New York rapper Troy Ave just got the ultimate revenge against his sworn enemy Taxtone. Media Take Out confirms that the rapper testified in court against his rival, claiming that Taxtone was responsible for shooting Troy’s best friend Ronald “Banga” McPhatter.
Troy Ave, 37, took the stand against Taxtone, who is facing murder charges, following a fight inside of Irving Plaza in New York in May of 2016.
While on stand, Troy described wrestling with Taxstone, a hip-hop podcaster (real name is Daryl Campbell), over the gun.
Here’s what Troy testified (courtesy of the NY Post):
“When the shot goes off I see the light from the spark and I hear the shot,” he testified. “This is all happening fast. I get up and start fighting Taxstone, trying to take him, grab the gun, and another shot goes off. I put my leg up to kind of block the shot from hitting me in the face or chest.”
“I rolled his body over and I’m like, ‘Banga, get up. Come on.’ I’m smacking him, like, ‘C’mon bro. Get up,’” Collins testified. “And his eyes were rolling to the back of his head. His shirt was red so I could tell he got shot.”
And Troy was well compensated for his snitching. Media Take Out confirmed that prosecutors have promised Troy Ave a one-year sentence — instead of the 15 years he was facing for firing a gun inside the nightclub — in exchange for his testimony at Taxtone’s trial.
Given that Troy Ave already spent about a year in prison, he is expected to never spend another DAY IN JAIL over this incident.