And yet another rapper bites the dust. This time itÂ’s New YorkÂ’s very own Tru Life, who was once signed by Jay-Z.
On Wednesday the rapper, whose was born Robert Rosado, plead guilty to gang assault for a stabbing in Kips Bay. His brother, Marcus Rosado, plead guilty to manslaughter. Now Tru Life might be spending part of his life, eight years of it, in prison.
Originally, the Rosado brothers were charged with murder in 2009. They murdered Christopher Guerrero in a lobby of a building. Another victim was left in critical condition. Their parents must be very proud of their two boys.
The brothers were having a good time in a club in the Hells Kitchen section of New York City where there was some feuding going on and decided to round the night off by killing someone.
The NY Daily News reports that Joel Cohen, Marcus RosadoÂ’s lawyer, said his client confessed to manslaughter - and not murder - because there was "no intent to kill." Okay. The knife must have slipped in the wrong direction as Marcus plunged it into the man just for the fun of it.
Big brother Marcus, possibly in an effort to protect little brother, Robert, said that he stabbed the two men and not Tru Life.
The rapperÂ’s lawyer, Alam Abramson, said that Tru was able to plead to gang assault because he didnÂ’t have a knife. Well, he didnÂ’t have a knife when he was initially arrested.
In a joint statement both lawyers said, "They wish to express their deepest sympathies to the Guerrero family and it's their hope that by accepting responsibility they can bring some measure of closure to the family." Not to worry, boys, IÂ’m sure your apology means more to the family than the fact that their son was murdered.
So, letÂ’s add Tru Life to our growing list of rappers gone bad. Maybe they can all get together and form a singing group in prison and continue their careers from there.