Brooklyn rapper Roland “Troy Ave” Collins can finally breathe a sigh of relief after being released from jail on a bond Monday (July 11).
According to reports, Ave’s mom helped secure a $500,000 bond by putting her New York home up.
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. (New York Daily News)
Approached by paparazzi last month, rap star T.I. said Troy just needed to keep his faith and believe things would work out.
“I don’t want to get into, I’m not going to get into too, I ain’t going to get into no discussion about any details of any criminal case for anybody. That’s what lawyers are for. Me, myself, I got a lot of love for Troy. I just think that he has enormous attention and he has his own relationship with God and all he has to do is keep God first and he can pull through it. Sometimes there’s things that involve situations that go beyond what the eyes could see. So for things like that, you got to step out on faith and for him being able to do that, it’ll make the difference.” (TMZ)
Recent reports revealed Troy did not have to worry about facing one initial murder charge.
According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, a grand jury has indicted Troy on one count of attempted second degree murder and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon. His attorney, Scott Leemon, tells TMZ … “The video does not show everything nor explain what happened in the VIP room before Troy came running out, as a victim, after he was shot.” Leemon says he will ask the judge to release Troy on bail this week at his next hearing. (TMZ)
Although careful with his words, rapper YG recently said he understood the decisions Troy made in the now-infamous New York concert shooting.
“It’s sad homie,” YG said about the recent New York shooting. “Troy, that’s my dude, you feel me? One time for Troy. That’s sad ’cause, I don’t even want to say what I want to say on mic, on air, but it’s the same thing. I don’t know bro because I feel like this – if I got popped, I would have done the same thing. I would have made my way out that joint. Period. And that just goes for anybody. Reaction. Protocol. I don’t know, man, it’s sad, I mean, it was backstage at a concert so the first shot shouldn’t have went off like right there.” (WSHH)