New York rapper Troy Ave was reportedly shot multiple times while traveling in Brooklyn on Christmas day.
According to a tweet by New York City Alerts, the 31-year-old rapper suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and was grazed in the head by a bullet while driving in a Maserati. The shooting is said to have gone down at 4:20 p.m. ET on East 91st Street and Linden Boulevard.
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) December 26, 2016
— Samantha Liebman (@SamiLiebman) December 26, 2016
Troy’s attorney Scott Leemon confirmed the news, and reassured fans the injuries were not life threatening.
“Tonight, Troy Ave was targeted again… on Christmas,” Leemon said in a statement obtained by Billboard. “In Brooklyn, going to meet his family for the holiday, he was shot two times. Thankfully, he will survive the second attempt on his life. As we have said from the beginning—he is a victim. We pray for his speedy recovery.”
Last week, ahead of his White Christmas 4 mixtape release, Troy claimed he was being blackmailed over an alleged sex tape. He addressed the situation in an Instagram post, insisting the footage was intended for a music video, but someone got their hands it on the unedited, X-rated parts and was trying to extort him for $20,000. But he said he wasn’t giving in to the demands.
devil always tryna tear a real one down! some low ass home alone Christmas thief stole a laptop that had footage of me and a chick, I was gon use all the parts that wasn't that X rated 4 a music video. but now they got all unedited parts And now I'm pose to be gettin finessed out my racks … i try to lure him out but the fuk nigga stayin in the shadows , so allegedly at 3 o'clock he pose to be going live so lemme jus tell him I Don't give a Fuck dawg, I will Not be extorted. It Ain't like I'm doing some freaky R Kelly $hit all me and my fans care about us my freedom, this dope music I'm puttin out & hearing #WhiteChristmas4 on Friday …. and Ima still put the other video out dick head, smh Devils Tryna tear a Real Nigga down but GOD is great and the paper straight, #RealOnes yall know wat it is Ride wit ya boi ?
Ave, 31, is also facing attempted murder charges stemming from a nightclub shooting back in May.