Former Roc-La-Familia rapper Tru Life and his brother were arrested for fatally stabbing a man during a scuffle in a Manhattan lobby, according to authorities.
The brawl, which resulted in Christopher Guerrero’s death and left another man in critical condition, took place on June 15, New York’s Daily News reports. Tru Life—born Roberto Guzman Rosado, Jr.—was taken under police custody three days ago, on charges of murder, assault and weapons possession. His brother, Marcus Rosado, surrendered to authorities yesterday (June 24).
Police sources said the stabbings were the aftermath of an earlier, ongoing altercation that took place at Club Pasha, on West 46th street.
The 33-year-old MC and his brother are accused of chasing Grey, 30, and Christopher Guerrero, 20, into a Midtown Manhattan lobby at 9:30 a.m., and stabbing Guerrero in the stomach and Grey in the chest.
A regular Twitter user, Tru Life’s account (THEREALTRULIFE) hasn’t been updated since June 14, one day before the fight.
The L.E.S. rapper has a history of disputes in the hip-hop realm. QDIII’s 2003 DVD, Beef, documented a violent encounter Tru and his entourage had with Mobb Deep’s camp, spurred by Prodigy reusing his guest verse from the then-unsigned artist’s song.
In 2007, Tru Life was embroiled in a war of words with The Diplomats. It was rumored that he punched Cam’ron outside of a New York City nightclub.
Tru was signed to Roc-La-Familia by Jay-Z, back in 2005. As stated by terms in his contract, Tru told XXLMag.com that he was paid $300,000 to part ways with Def Jam in 2007.
He dropped two mixtapes while signed—2005’s The New New York: The Movement, and 2007’s Tru York. –John Kennedy