By | February 5, 2018

Last week, Troy Ave dropped his “2 Legit 2 Quit” video where he suggests that he will testify against Taxstone who was indicted in the Irving Plaza shooting.

Folks on social media labeled Troy Ave a snitch, but in a new Instagram post, the Brooklyn rapper disagrees.

In a lengthy message, Troy Ave defended himself against the criticism being a “snitch” and maintains that he can’t be a snitch if he was acting in self defense.

“Moral the Story U could believe wat u want say wat u want etc. ion care bout u crabs in a barrel or ya hood mentality that ain’t gettin u nowhere in life,” he wrote. “#Facto the other side is Documented in court saying 'It’s #TroyAve he’s the Bad Guy.'"

"As for me U can’t snitch on Video Tape, U can’t snitch on self defense," he continued. "I’m innocent #FukTheOtherSide and whoever. Love em cause 'IF U WOULDNT PRAY 4 ME, SPRAY 4 ME, OR PAY 4 ME, IT AINT SHIT U COULD SAY 2 ME."

As we previously reported, in the "2 Legit 2 Quit" video, Troy Ave alludes that he will be taking the stand and testifying against Taxstone over the death his bodyguard and friend Ronald “Banga” McPhatter during the infamous Irving Plaza shooting in 2016.

“I’m only loyal to my fam, middle finger from the stand, it’s either me or you,” he raps.

While Troy Ave has been cleared murder charges, he is still facing charges illegal possession a firearm. Meanwhile, Taxstone was indicted on murder charges and is now facing up to 20 years in prison.

Read Troy Ave's full Instagram message above.