Tay-K denies rumor that his 55-year sentence was extended for allegedly stabbing guard: 'He'll be home soon'
'Tay has stayed out of trouble and the media is still fighting against him to paint an untrue narrative,' said the rapper's team in a statement
Rumors began to circulate online that rapper Tay-K aka Taymor Travon McIntyre is facing more time added to his 55-year prison sentence after accusations that he stabbed a prison guard. However, his team says he will be out soon.
Last year, Taymor was found guilty along with six other men of the killing of Ethan Walker, in Mansfield, Texas, in July 2016. The men planned on robbing Walker and another man of drugs and money, and in the subsequent home invasion, Walker was shot dead, according to The Guardian.
Now, the rapper's team has been quick to quell the spread of false information with a new post on his official Instagram account. "All rumors of Taymor's sentencing being extended are false," they began their statement via Tay-K's Instagram Stories. "Tay has stayed out of trouble and the media is still fighting against him to paint an untrue narrative," the statement noted. According to the team, the rapper may be out sooner as well. "Appeals are still continuing and Tay will be home soon. #freetayk," the statement concluded. Read the full statement by clicking here.
Meanwhile, fans are confused at the meaning of the "home soon" in the statement. "Define soon cause that boy fire 💯," said a fan on Instagram. One fan said, "55 isnt soon 😂😂" while another joked, "That’s dope can’t wait to see homie when he out at 68 years old." One fan asks, "Home soon fr?" Another fan added, "He’ll be home soon? By the time he home I’ll have grandkids."
In November last year, Tay-K himself had spoken out against the way the media portrays him with a lengthy statement on Instagram. At the time, he said, I wanna apologize to all my fans and supporters for letting my management and label convince me that it wouldn't be a good decision to speak out against the way the media makes me look and the complete lies they spread..." He continued, "but I'm gonna make sure the truth about my life and my character gets out with or without management or a label. And whoever don't like it fuck you..."
"The way the media inaccurately portrays me has affected my life directly. So instead of waiting on my 'team' to get the bright idea to speak up on my behalf, things will be done differently..." Tay-K concluded by saying, "Of course I'm not perfect or nothing, but I'm most definitely not this monster that they try to portray me as. With that being said, I also apologize for the way I may have presented myself, I was young and inconsiderate." Read his full statement here.