Shortly after 12:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday (June 22), Troy Ave was wheeled into a Manhattan courtroom for his first public appearance since being arraigned on attempted murder charges on Memorial Day (May 31). After being read the indictment handed down by the District Attorney's office -- one count of second degree attempted murder and three counts of second degree criminal possession of a weapon -- he officially pleaded not guilty.
Troy, real name Roland Collins, was still in a wheelchair due to injuries to both legs sustained in the shooting at Irving Plaza in Manhattan on May 25, with his lawyer John Stella confirming a bullet had entered and exited his right leg, and a bullet entered his left leg and lodged in his knee. It was unclear if the wounds were from the same gunshot. The injuries meant he was led into Judge Ronald A. Zweibel's court room by a police officer, wearing sandals over his feet and a white collared shirt over black pants. Stoic throughout, the rapper managed a wave for family and friends seated at the back of the full room.