Troy Ave Released From Jail On $500,000 Bond Prior To Irving Plaza Shooting
Rapper Troy Ave was freed Monday on a $500,000 bond secured by his mother’s Brooklyn home.
The performer, whose real name is Roland Collins, is charged with attempted murder, weapons possession and other charges in what was a fatal shooting incident at a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza on May 25.
Collins’ bodyguard and boyhood pal Ronald McPhatter was killed. Collins denies that he was the one who fired the bullet that killed his friend.
The rapper was shot in the leg and appeared in court in a wheel chair.
Collins was shot in the leg and was again brought into the courtroom handcuffed to a wheelchair.
After weeks in custody being held without bail, prosecutors consented to his release on a half million.
He’s required to wear an ankle bracelet and cannot leave the city, a request made by Assistant District Attorney Joshua Steinglass and approved by Justice Ronald Zweibel.
Collins must also stay away from all concert halls, bars, arenas and other performance venues.
The order essentially handcuffs his career while the case is pending and he will be missing a number of shows he was contracted to perform at, his attorney John Stella said.