Shooting suspect Troy Ave proclaims innocence on new mixtape released from behind bars

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NEW YORK – Suspected of attempted murder, rapper Troy Ave proclaimed his innocence in a new song he released behind the walls of Rikers Island.

The Crown Heights artist, whose real name is Roland Collins, released "Free Troy Ave Mixtape" explaining why he pulled the trigger in a green room at Manhattan's Irving Plaza on May 25 – where four people were shot and one person was killed. Troy Ave also took a bullet to the leg, putting him on the wheelchair.

He claims his actions were done in self-defense.

His album could be a problem due to "Son of Sam" law that doesn't allow people to profit off of a crime.

PIX11's Ayana Harry has a closer look.