New York rapper Saigon has updated fans on the status of jailed rapper Tru Life, who is facing a murder charge, since being placed behind bars last year.
Although brief with his update, Sai said the former Roc-La-Familia artist was in good spirits.
“I haven’t spoke to Tru in a few weeks. I’m waiting on his call now, but the last time we spoke, his case was looking good. Right now, he’s in good spirits, he just misses his kids a lot. Other than that, he’s strong. If everything works out for him, he should be home any day now…I haven’t heard none of his new stuff yet. [Laughs] It’s funny because when I was locked up, I used to call him and we’d rap on the phone for hours. So the next time I catch him, he’s definitely gon’ have to spit something.” (VIBE)
Last year, Sai vouched for Tru and said he was innocent of all murder charges.
“I talk to Tru about twice a week,” he said in a September 2009 interview. “I want everybody just to remember that he’s in an unfortunate situation. They are charging him with the worst crimes you could be charged with as a person and he’s a totally innocent man. I know for a one million percent fact that he did not do what they are charging him with. His life took a dramatic turn and I just tell him to stay positive, keep praying and you will be vindicated eventually because God is good and I don’t think God is going to let an innocent man spend his whole life in prison for something he had nothing to do with…Under the circumstances, I commend him, he’s strong. He’s praying. His faith is in God. He just misses his kids a lot…He cares more about his kids than himself which just says a lot about his character. He got two little boys. Not being there for them and he’s like their idol. They’re so used to him being there every day and you just take him away, that hurts. It’s like a smack in the face to his kids. Harsh reality.” (Hip Hop Wired)
Sai previously displayed his support for the rapper by releasing a “Free Tru Life” song.
“What up Tru, what’s the word, so you know everybody heard,” Sai raps. “I don’t believe in the system, so my faith is in God/D*mn, my right hand’s in a jam/They done went and put an innocent man in the can/Claiming I understand, feeling like crying, but I can’t/I decided to write this — Now they claiming you got a gang/Where we run around teaching these little n*ggas not to bang — At least show the father that takes his young sons to a soccer game — What up Tru, what it do, it’s your brother Sai/Why’d they have to choose you to try to nullify/I’m sorry, somebody sing that n*gga a lullaby/But y’all got the wrong motherf*cking guy/Give me the keys to Tru Life’s hand cuffs, that’s my man before rap, n*gga and what/We gonna see who’s gonna stand up/If you was riding his d*ck when he was home, you should man up…” (“Free Tru Life”)
Tru was officially indicted days after allegedly turning himself into police around June 2009.
A rapper once signed by Jay-Z was indicted yesterday on a charge of fatally stabbing a man at Club Pacha in Hell’s Kitchen on June 15. Tru Life (real name Robert Rosado) is being held without bail for allegedly murdering Chris Guerrero, 20, and stabbing Jason Grey, 27, who is in critical condition. The rapper’s brother, Marcus, is being held for allegedly jumping in on the attack. (New York Post)
Check out Saigon’s “Free Tru Life” down below: