Ronald McPhatter’s family threw back Troy Ave’s apologies back in his face.
A few days ago, Troy Ave aka Nupac paid his respect to Ronald McPhatter’s mother over Instagram and apologized for dragging his slain bodyguard over the media. As reported by DNAinfo, his mea culpa — as sincere as it might have been — was met with derision by the McPhatters.
“How was my mother supposed to see that when she doesn’t have Instagram?” Ronald’s sister Jamie Albert asked rhetorically.
She and her mother Rosetta McPhatter want Dope Boy Troy to apologize in person. In a now notorious The Breakfast Club interview, the rapper accused them of “coming out of the woodwork” requesting money.
He also claimed the grieving family prevented him from organizing a grandiose funeral for his friend. He wanted to organize a procession through the streets of Brooklyn in a horse-drawn carriage and bury him near a Popeye’s restaurant where they used to eat. However, Albert said Troy only seeks to exploit her brother’s death. Her mother agrees and believes Troy is responsible for putting her son in lethal danger.
“I believe he had no other choice but to respond that way, especially after he bashed my family,” McPhatter’s mother said Monday. “If he was sincere I think he would have tried to reach out directly. I would like to speak to him, because he could resolve a lot of mysteries I have about my son’s death.”
Troy said in his online apology that he would like to pay for a headstone. McPhatter was buried in North Carolina, far away from all publicity.
“If my mother agrees to take money from you for the headstone, I don’t want you to ever mention it in public again,” Albert said. “You should do this because it’s right, not for publicity. If you have an apology for my mom, make it personal, not something for the media.”
Check out Troy Ave’s apology on his IG feed.
Pardon the delay on #NuPac Yall it’s droppin 2mor! aint wanna drop it on a day considered to be Jesus’s resurrection, feel like Any day that’s considered Holy need to be only that. I can’t say Ma like all my friends call my moms, I would love to but we never met in person & know u may feel a great deal of animosity towards me for that and u are 100% entitled to your feelings. Im a very prideful person but Im puttin all of that 2 tha side because the Love I have 4my boi Bang is stronger than any pride. And the Love that I know he has 4 you is more important than that as well. I don’t wanna be all dragged out, I can’t even really find the words 2 say cause I never been thru this type of thing before; I just want 2 respectfully say Ms McPhatter, When everything 1st happened I was hospitalized & incarcerated, with very limited contact 2 anyone let alone u. I was in a position where I was unable to properly mourn for the loss of my friend and still had to fight 4 my freedom at the same time. In that time I only heard & felt negativity coming from all angles. Tbh, I didnt know how 2 approach u with my condolences. Im still hurtin now from the loss of Bang, but I jus want u 2 know that me & your son traveled the world & really really enjoyed life to the fullest! His friendship is a blessing, he may not have had quantity time on earth unfortunately but he definitely had a whole lot of quality time. Bang is my brother 4 life & I jus want to do what’s right by him and his name. I understand that you being immediate family have all say so. I respect that, all I want to do is at least be able to contribute a head stone to my boys burial something he would like. I reached out to Trife twice & it didn’t go weIl, not sure if u were aware, so I figured by writing a open letter to you knowing you’re a deeply spiritual woman, that the Love you have for Edgar is stronger than any feelings that you have towards me & I hope the Love will override it and let u allow me 2 do that. I kno that if the roles were reversed Bang would do anything to help bring comfort or some type of closure 2 my mom & I wanna do the same thing for his. Trife has my# and U have my moms # let’s do this 4 him