New fight footage shows Trae Tha Truth’s involvement in Z-Ro’s beating
A video has surfaced online showing Trae Tha Truth kicking and punching Z-Ro likely outside of 50 Cent’s celebrity basketball game.
Here is everything you need to know.
Trae Tha Truth jumped on Z-Ro during 50 Cent’s Tycoon weekend
TMZ Hip Hop got the new clip on Thursday, September 2. In the video, we can see Trae Tha Truth attacking Z-Ro along with his four crew members.
As the footage progresses, we see one of Trae’s friends snatching the gold chain from Z-Ro’s neck.
Additionally, the clip contradicts Trae Tha Truth’s version of events when he denied that Z-Ro was outnumbered during the fight.
The 42-year-old rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday, August 30, to explain the incident.
He stated, “It wasn’t a 7-on-1 situation.”
The Texas native further added: ‘It was not a surprise ambush. That’s not what it is. This is a family business, internal things that have been going on for 10, 15 years that have probably been building up and turning into shit.
He further continued: ‘There is no hate for that man. I will never let anyone hurt or harm you.
However, the new footage of the fight calls into question all the claims made by Trae Tha Truth.
Z-Ro speaks out after Bring Tha Truth Fight, says he was ambushed (see full interview on tmz)#hiphopnews #zro #traethatruth pic.twitter.com/FWfBKmgrRp
— Dontez (Black) Trump (@BlackTrump2020) August 30, 2022
Z-Ro offers his side of the story
Z-Ro sat down with TMZ shortly after news broke that Trae Tha Truth and his friends attacked him outside 50 Cent’s home in Houston over the weekend.
He shared, ‘[I was] minding my own business and when I went for a walk. They call me to the side of the sprinter van and [Trae] It was like, “Oh, when you’re done doing that. Come take this ride with me right now.”
The 45-year-old added: ‘I was like, ‘Are you talking to me?’ I had to make sure he was talking to me because I mean, I see you everywhere, you see me everywhere. So when I walked over there, the only thing I saw after that was this [gestures to being punched in the face].’
Z-Ro, whose real name is Joseph Wayne McVey IV, is a cousin of Trae Tha Truth and a former partner at ABN (Assholes By Nature). The reason behind the fallout from him remains uncertain as of now.
However, the Missouri native shared: ‘I thought it was going to be a change. I thought it was a conversation that needed to be had. I guess over the last decade… It would have been something I would have appreciated, the conversation.’