Troy Ave’s case is kind of interesting…because this might be a self defense case with his boy being killed, right?
In connection with last week’s fatal shooting at a popular Manhattan concert venue, a Brooklyn rapper is being held without bail. On Monday evening, Roland Collins, also known as Troy Ave, appeared in court in a wheelchair. The gunfire erupted Wednesday night in a green room at Irving Plaza, just before the rapper T.I. was to perform. One of Collins’ bodyguards, Ronald McPhatter, was killed. Three other people, including Collins, were wounded. Collins is charged with attempted murder. Attorney Scott E. Leemon says he did not shoot McPhatter or himself. He says McPhatter “died a hero” trying to protect Collins.