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Rapper Troy Ave released on bail

Rapper Troy Ave has been freed on $500,000 bail, six weeks after he was arrested following a fatal shooting at a T.I. concert in New York City.

The hip-hop artist, real name Roland Collins, was backstage at T.I.'s Irving Plaza gig on 25 May (16) when shots rang out, killing one man and leaving three others injured, including Troy.

The deceased male was identified as his bodyguard, 33-year-old Ronald McPhatter, and Troy was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted murder and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

He had been behind bars ever since, but on Monday (11Jul16), Troy walked free after his mother posted the $500,000 bond during a court hearing.

As part of the terms of his release, the 30-year-old rapper, who has pleaded not guilty to the murder, must wear an electronic ankle bracelet and cannot leave New York City. He has also been ordered to stay away from any concerts, bars, and other music venues, reports the New York Daily News.

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