New York rapper Troy Ave has a story to tell. The hip-hop artist has announced someone has tried to extort him over a stolen sex tape.

Troy went to Instagram Tuesday (December 20) with the big announcement and revealed how much someone wanted from him.

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Coincidentally, rap star Kanye West‘s cousin Lawrence Franklin recently admitted a relative forced him to pay $250,000 over his sex tape.

Speaking just days after Kanye, 39, was taken to a Los Angeles hospital for psychiatric issues, Franklin told how Kanye was forced to cough up $250,000 after a family member discovered a video of the hip hop artist having sex with an unknown woman on a laptop the rapper had given away as a gift. Franklin, 31, also revealed how Kanye, still grieving for his beloved mother Donda, struggles to live in the Kardashians’ world as it is so different from his proud African American upbringing. (Daily Mail)

Franklin also believes the sex tape drama ultimately turned Ye away from his family.

“The sex tape episode started his decline – he stopped trusting people,’ Franklin explained. ‘At the end of the day if a member of your family had taken you for a quarter of a million dollars – so they can complete their own ambitions – who can you trust within your circle? This was also around the time when his mother has just died and he takes a lot of responsibility for that.'” (Daily Mail)

On both Kanye’s “Real Friends” and “No More Parties In LA” songs, he references the $250,000 sex tape payout.

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