Taxstone was arraigned in federal Manhattan court Tuesday, one day after arrested for his suspected connection to last year's Irving Plaza shooting that left Troy Ave's bodyguard dead.

According to a police complaint, Taxstone's DNA was found all over the 9-millimeter Kel-Tec semiautomatic handgun that was used to kill Ronald McPhatter in an Irving Plaza green room last May. Though he was only charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, Taxstone listened to Assistant District Attorney Hagan Scotten accuse him of killing McPhatter in court Tuesday. "He had a gun in his hand and he murdered someone," Scotten said

According to DNAInfo, prosecutors "used statements that [Taxstone] made on his podcast, including times he repeatedly mocked Troy Ave" during the arraignment. He is currently being held on $500,000 bail.