A judge put Troy Ave on the shelf, and now he’s crying broke. The Brooklyn rapper, who was involved in the now infamous shooting at a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza in NYC, is hoping a judge will lift the bail restrictions that don’t allow him to leave the city and have left him “barely able to get by,” per his lawyer.
Reports DNAInfo New York:
Troy Ave, who faces attempted murder charges from a deadly May 25 shooting at Irving Plaza, was hoping to ask Judge Ronald Zweibel to lift the order preventing him from leaving New York City and banning him from performing in nightclubs or other venues, according to the rapper’s lawyer.
But that was put off because the judge still has to go over some of the evidence presented to the grand jury before he can decide on motions filed by the rapper’s lawyer.
Troy Ave, whose legal name is Roland Collins, has missed dozens of tour dates and lost tens of thousands of dollars due to the restrictions, his lawyer, John Stella, told DNAinfo New York on Friday.
Troy has had to cancel at least 50 tour dates since he was arrested days after police released surveillance footage of him opening fire in the concert hall, and he has been unable to schedule any new ones, Stella said.
That’s led to financial straits for the rapper, who paid his $500,000 bail by using his mother’s Crown Heights home as collateral, according to Stella.
“He’s barely able to get by,” he said. “Touring is what drives everything else, and it’s hard to release music if he can’t promote it with live performances.”
Of course you gotta eat, but you have to tread lightly. Pleading for sympathy when you’re facing attempted murder charges isn’t the best of looks.
Troy Ave was freed on bail in early July, and is reportedly being held to an 11pm curfew and he is not allowed to perform in the city…but it’s not like anyone would book the rapper, all things considered.
His next hearing is scheduled for Nov. 4.