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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Troy Ave performs onstage as Coors Light Soundtrack reFRESH brings DJ Mustard, Fabolous and special guests To NYC at Stage 48 on November 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Coors Light)

Troy Ave has a #FreeTroyAve campaign on social media. Today he takes the stand in a murder trial in hopes to clear his name.

This murder trial stems from a shooting back in 2016. T.I. had a show in New York at a venue called Irving Plaza. A gentleman by the name of Banga, Troy Ave’s close friend, was killed. There was an argument in the VIP and there was a shooting. Ave’s close friend Banga was killed. Troy Ave was also shot in the leg. Now allegedly there was some video footage and Troy Ave is seen either with a gun or firing. The gun allegedly used to kill Banga and injure Troy Ave contained DNA from Taxstone.

Now, who is Taxstone? Taxstone is a well known podcaster. He was also arrested in connection to this same incident on a felony gun possession charge. Troy Ave claims that he has been blamed for years for the death of his close friend Banga.

As he compared himself to Jay-Z taking the stand, he explained in detail further what this day meant to him. We will keep you updated.