Tay-K has every intention of keeping in contact with fans after being sentenced to 55 years for capital murder. According to Complex, the rapper’s reps tweeted out a message from his account Saturday (Aug. 31) asking fans to send letters and books, and put money on his books.
The 19-year-old rapper is being held at the Bexar County Adult Detention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
SEND TAY LETTERS AND BOOKS. PUT MONEY ON HIS BOOKS WHILE HE’S IN SAN ANTONIO #RR4L
Taymor Mcintyre #1085731
Bexar County Adult Detention Center
200 N Comal St
San Antonio, TX, 78207
— TAY-K 47 (@tayk) August 31, 2019
The Southern California native, born Taymor McIntyre, rose to prominence after his single, “The Race,” racked up over 100 million views on YouTube and peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite being arrested two weeks after “The Run” debuted on YouTube, Tay-K went on to release a mixtape from jail.
In July, Tay-K was sentenced to 55 years stemming from a 2016 botched home invasion resulting in the shooting death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker. Tay-K was one of six people arrested in Walker’s murder. He is also being sued by the victim’s family.
As it stands, Tay-K must serve at least 27 years before he is eligible for parole. His lawyers are currently appealing the prison sentence.
Besides Walker’s murder, Tay-K is accused of robbing and killing a photographer and shooting another man, all while on the run from police. In addition to the 55-year sentence, Tay-K was sentenced to 30 years for aggravated robbery, along with two 13-year sentences for two remaining counts of aggravated robbery, and fined $21,000.