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Old 02-03-2018, 10:23 PM
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Newsweek: Troy Ave's bodyguard Banga...was shot and killed in May 2016. accused of being the killer. In a video for Troy Ave’s new song 2 Legit 2 Quit...comic book...images (are) stylized the track seems to suggest...he might testify against...Taxstone...

"I'm only loyal to my fam/Middle finger from the stand/It's either me or you," he raps...Some people reacted in anger that Troy Ave would take the stand -- saying he was a snitch -- while others defended him...

The "middle finger from the stand" scene is not going to happen because there is not going to be a Taxstone murder trial: he accepted a 20-year sentence on his weapons-related charges in exchange for his murder-related charges being dropped (the alternative was life imprisonment -- and since he hit someone other than his intended target, qualifying for parole after 20-25 years would not have been a option). However, the attempted murder trial of Troy Ave is still scheduled, in which these lines from 2 Legit 2 Quit might prove to be problematic:
...I beat him up and take his pistol right out his hand...
...He was scared and he was swift...
...Tables turned, now watch him flee...
...I was blowing to make him RIP...
The problem? Well, this is what will get you convicted of attempted murder where the shootings took place:
  • intent to cause the death of another person...
  • Under circumstances evincing a depraved indifference to human life...recklessly engag(ing) in conduct which creates a grave risk of death to another person
But all is not lost -- there won't be enough evidence against Troy if Taxstone refuses to take the witness stand and give him the finger, right?

P.S. It's not snitching if you're the victim.

Remember how we used to talk about busting out? We'd break their hearts together...forever...

You and me and our old friends / hoping it would never end / holding on to never say goodbye...

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