Tay-K, real name Taymor Travon McIntyre, was found guilty of murder and robbery on Friday, July 19.
Complex reports: Jurors were shown the video for "The Race" and given a print-out of the lyrics, with a witness submitting it as evidence at the direction of the prosecutors. To coincide with the video, prosecutors also showed jurors screenshots of Tay-K throwing gang signs and holding guns as evidence. "The Race" could factor into a decision regarding how many years Tay will serve in prison.
Prosecutors first began making their case for a longer prison sentence on Friday, with corrections officers testifying about Tay's behavior in jail following his capture.
Today Tay-K was sentenced to 55 years in prison after being found guilty of murder. The 19-year-old rapper was also sentenced to 30 years in prison on one count of aggravated robbery and given two additional 13-year prison sentences on two other counts of aggravated robbery. In addition, Tay-K was fined a total of $21,000, according to the Star Telegram’s Deanna Boyd. Tay-K’s sentences will run concurrently, according to the Star Telegram.
Check out the video of his sentencing and the Race below. Do you think Tay-K should have been charged as an adult? Let us know in the comments.