Troy Ave Misses Hovain’s Funeral Due To Some Circumstance That Caused Their BreakUp
Troy Ave has expressed sadness for having to miss Jonathan Hovain Hylton’s memorial ceremony this week due to some unforeseen circumstances.
Held on Thursday, December 9, the Brooklyn rapper took to his Instagram page to explain why his relationship with Hovain soured and to discuss why he wasn’t at his former manager’s funeral.
“I missed Banga funeral because I was wrongfully imprisoned now I’m missing
Hovain funeral because I’m in court for the same situation & ironically the 1 that led us to falling out,” Troy Ave wrote on his Instagram alongside a photo of him and Hovain.
When the news of Hovain’s passing broke, Troy said that his former business manager and confidant timed it to promote their upcoming film.
“Our friendship might’ve changed but the love was never lost #RIPHOVAIN
My brother before & after rap,” Troy Ave captioned his post. “#BSB this nigga HOV think he is slick, he gon go and die soon as our movie drop just to bring marketing & promotions to his acting skills lol HOV would be crying laughing at the joke #IYKYK.”
A beloved manager and music excutive, Hovain’s death sent shockwaves throughout the Hip Hop community. His passing was confirmed on his Instagram account.
“It is with deep regret that we message to all family, friends, and colleagues that Jonathan Hovain Hilton has passed away while at his home on Friday. He was a beloved and devoted father, husband, son, brother, and a proud Brooklyn representative.” the statement read.
It continued: “We’d like to thank all of his close friends for all the love and support that you have shown during this difficult time. We ask that you continue to keep his family in your prayers and respect their privacy at this time.”
On the music side of things, Troy released his third project of the year titled New York City: The movie last month, and his vision for the project was to return to the “New York City sound.”
“Atlanta got Chicago shit, Cali, Detroit etc all got their shit and it’s all, but this East coast independent king shit, by the time we start looking and sounding like where we are from again!
He continued: “Remember when I came in the game and put all the OGs on my wave outta love & to remind the world of that NYC sound, well imma restore the feeling and all my people from outta town that appreciate that classic feel I got you! Just know you don’t go to Chinese store when you want Pizza!”
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