As we all should know by now, snitching in the hip-hop community is heavily frowned upon. When it comes to snitching, you just don’t do it. But apparently one rapper must have missed the memo. A certain someone recently dropping a music video, alluding to him snitching on another rapper, and now the internet is ready to crucify him.
Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave released the visuals for his latest single, “2 Legit 2 Quit,” with quite the message. In the video, the artist appears to address the Irving Plaza shooting, which took place in May 2016, and his notorious beef with podcast personality Taxstone.
In the video, which is in animated form, Troy is seen sitting on the podium in court where he is asked to testify about a particular event. The rapper then flips his middle finger at an unidentified person in front of him while rapping ruthless lyrics. While this is a dramatization, many viewers believe Troy is referencing a court case in which he's asked to testify against the man who killed his friend and bodyguard Ronald “Banga” McPhatter during the concert in New York's Irving Plaza. "I’m only loyal to my fam/Middle finger from the stand/It’s either me or you," he spits.
While much of Twitter was turned off by Troy Ave’s video, some tried to understand the situation. As previously reported, Taxstone was indicted in July 2017 for the second-degree murder of Banga. Taxstone and Troy Ave also have a longstanding beef with one another.
“2 Legit 2 Quit” is coming from Troy’s White Christmas 5 mixtape. Check out the music video and the Twitter reactions below.
Troy Ave remains the most hated nigga in Brooklyn. Surprised he hasn’t been touched yet.— Memphis Fleek (@Brieyonce) February 1, 2018
This is Troy Ave on the stand huh? pic.twitter.com/4z6y095ely— ExSavior (@CharlesExSavior) February 1, 2018
Troy Ave this morning getting ready for his day pic.twitter.com/7dqJCdwWoG— wiggy smalls (@Ms_Octoburrrjb) February 1, 2018
Troy Ave take that stand & testify on Tax, he might as well leave rap alone.— Instagram: TrillestAC (@TrillestAC) February 1, 2018
Troy Ave just made a record bragging about snitching on somebody and niggas on here saying it’s hot because of the beat. I’m done with rap.— Donovan McNasty 😛 (@Faded_Off_Life) February 1, 2018
Troy Ave snitching but be comparing himself 2Pac. How you comparing yourself to 2Pac when you couldn't even get killed right?— EverybodyHatesBdell (@Bdell1014) February 1, 2018
" middle finger on the stand, it's either me or you " - Troy Ave pic.twitter.com/yVLYOAxT7F— Sheem (@SheemBville) February 1, 2018
If this Troy ave video didn’t upset u I can’t trust u— 💎🦍same tech suit still (@Stacksz_MOR) February 1, 2018
Judge: Can you identify the man who pulled the trigger?— Hollywood (@ScottHuego) February 1, 2018
Troy Ave: pic.twitter.com/90dw99dxMH
(Photo: BSB Records)