Troy Ave To Begin Serving Prison Sentence Over 2016 Shooting

Lyndon Abioye |

New York rapper Troy Ave turned himself in to begin his one-year prison sentence stemming from the 2016 Irving Plaza shooting.

The rapper hopped on Instagram to update his fans.

“About to run up in the court, you might not see me for a while, but just know the streets is a myth. Somebody shot at me. Instead of laying down and dying, I’d have been a hero, a martyr. I take the gun and bust back. There you have it, here go the consequences. We don’t cry over spilt milk. You take the lemons and you make lemonade. Y’all keep supporting and keep running it. And send prayers; prayers count more than anything… I’m up out of here,” he said.

His sentence is a lot shorter than Taxstone’s sentence.

During the shootout, podcaster Taxstone shot and killed Troy Ave’s bodyguard Banga. He was sentenced to 35 years in state prison for his part in the incident. Following his release, Taxstone must also complete five years of post-release supervision.

“Daryl Campbell used a firearm to target his rival, which led to loss of a life and serious injuries to innocent bystanders,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement. “Gun violence cannot be used as a way to address conflict. The toll of guns continues to be staggeringly high and it is horrific that a night out at a concert ended tragically.”

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