It’s been over a week since Roosevelt Rene’s dead body was discovered in Janoris Jenkins house, and Jenkins has finally made his first public statements to TMZ.

“With regret and sadness I wish to inform the fans, and the public a good friend of mine Roosevelt Rene a.k.a. Trypps Beats was found dead at my place of residence.”

“Trypps was a good friend and we were collaborating on music production together. It truly hurts my heart to know he has passed away.”

“At the time of the incident I was in Florida preparing to finish off my promotional tour. As this is an ongoing incident, I cannot answer any questions related to the investigation.”

“I am praying for Roosevelt and his family.”

Jenkins brother William has been charged with manslaughter from the event. According to the criminal complaint, William and Rene got into a fight and the injuries ultimately led to the death of the rising music producer. William has a lengthy rap sheet including drug charges which he is still on parole for.

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After the fight, he fled to upstate New York and was arrested on a parole violation. He is still waiting for extradition on the case.

Janoris is still in Florida where he is training and has been advised by his and the New York Giants lawyers to stay there. He seems to be in the clear right now in this case, but it’s probably a distraction the Giants don’t want to be dealing with heading into the first season under a new coach.