Tay-K, the rapper born Taymor McIntyre, issued his first public statement on Saturday since being sentenced to 55 years in prison for the murder of Ethan Walker.
In a series of tweets, the rapper behind "The Race" railed against his management and label, who he claims convinced him "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." Read the tweets below:
The tweets were reposted by Tay-K's manager Ezra Averill, who posted "CHANGE THE NARRATIVE. IT BEGINS NOW #FREETAYK."
Tay-K's legal troubles are far from over. This month, he was indicted on a second capital murder charge in the shooting death of Mark Anthony Saldivar in San Antonio. Saldivar's mother has launched a wrongful death lawsuit against Tay-K, and another suit filed by the parents of Ethan Walker. He also faces a civil lawsuit brought by Owney “Skip” Pepe, who claims the rapper robbed and beat him in an Arlington park.