Tay-K’s “The Race” is continuing to climb up the charts. Tay-K’s viral song is now number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 just two weeks after debuting on the chart at number 70.
The record currently has 32 million views on YouTube. It currently sits at No. 12 on the SoundCloud chrt and had made Spotify’s Viral 50 and Most Necessary playlists.
Tay-K gained popularity when he released his “The Race” music video upon his arrest in late June. Tay-K posed with his own wanted flier in the visual.
Unfortunately for Tay-K, he is celebrating his career milestones in a cell. Tay-K, whose real name is Taymor McIntyre, is sitting in adult jail at Tarrant County.
Tay-K is facing a capital murder charge for committing a murder during a robbery. He was one of seven people arrested for the murder of 21-year-old Ethan Walker during a July 26, 2016 home invasion robbery in Mansfield, TX.
If convicted of capital murder, Tay-K could face life imprisonment or worse – the death penalty.
He was placed on house arrest before deciding to cut his ankle monitor off in March. U.S. Marshalls captured Tay-K last month in New Jersey, and extradited him to Fort Worth, Texas.
A judge ordered Tay-K to be held in adult jail until he is certified as an adult in the Mansfield case.
Tay-K’s legal woes don’t end there. He is a suspect in another murder in San Antonio after fleeing house arrest, the Star-Telegram reports.
He is also accused of beating and robbing a 65-year-old man in Arlington’s Craven Park.