Troy Ave Is Barely Getting By Due to Restriction on His Performances
Following his release on a $500,000 bond on July 11, Troy Ave has been under some pretty strict restrictions. Following Judge Ronald Zweibel's orders, Ave, born Roland Collins, has to obey an 11 p.m. curfew and stay out of nightclubs and concert halls as he awaits a decision on if his bail conditions will be loosened. Troy will now have to wait an additional month for the judge's answer as his court date has been rescheduled for Nov. 4.
The bail restrictions have reportedly put a hurting on the rapper's pockets. According to Ave's lawyer, John Stella, the entertainer is "barely getting by," reports DNAInfo. Another limitation of Troy's bail is that the rapper is not allowed outside of New York state lines and has to remain in the five boroughs. The bail conditions have resulted in Collins missing a heap of tour dates—approximately 50—and have left him unable to schedule any new performances.
Garnering between $6,000 to $10,000 a show,according to Stella, the rapper is unable able to make money in additional ways because touring drives everything else. The rapper's lawyer additionally argued, "it’s hard to release music if he can’t promote it with live performances.”
Troy Ave faces attempted murder charges from a deadly shoot-out on May 25 at Irving Plaza. Ronald McPhatter, known as Banga—the rapper's bodyguard and close friend—was killed while Troy Ave was shot in the leg and two others suffered injures from bullet wounds. Troy remained in jail for nearly two months before using his mother's Crown Heights home as collateral for bail. Authorities believe Troy Ave killed McPhatter after footage was released of the rapper firing shots off into a packed concert hall.
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