Troy Ave has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder on Wednesday. The Brooklyn rapper’s charges stem from the May 25 shooting incident at Irving Plaza concert that left three people injured and his best friend and bodyguard Ronald McPhatter dead.
Troy, whose real name is Roland Collins, attended his court hearing in a wheelchair.
Earlier this week, Troy Ave has his murder charge dropped. Troy professes his actions were self-defense in his “Free Troy Ave” mixtape.
Troy Ave speaks on the shooting in songs “Intro (Troy Ave Speaks/Freestyle),” “Intermission (Troy Ave Speaks),” and “Outro (Troy Ave Speaks).”
“P—- n***a tried to assassinate me/I took the gun from him and turned the tables round like a G,” Troy raps.
Troy is being held at Rikers Island.