The aftermath of rap star T.I.‘s now-infamous New York City concert shooting has heated up with new footage from the violent attacking surfacing.
A new clip shows an altercation turning deadly backstage at Tip’s Irving Plaza venue Wednesday (May 25) night.
TMZ has obtained video from backstage at T.I.’s NYC concert just as the shots were fired, and it reveals the total chaos and panic in a small confined area. The video starts with some guys pushing and shoving backstage, and then you hear the gunfire start. Watch the video … it seems like not everyone immediately realized the danger, because some people were standing around. (TMZ)
New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton used the shooting to talk down on hip-hop Thursday (May 26).
“The crazy world of these so-called rap artists who are basically thugs that basically celebrate the violence that they’ve done all their lives,” he said. “Unfortunately that violence often times manifests itself during their performances, and that’s exactly what happened last evening.”
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G-Unit boss 50 Cent went to check on shooting victim Troy Ave after finding out he suffered a gunshot wound.
Rapper 50 Cent visited Bellevue Hospital early Thursday morning, where his friend’s girlfriend is recovering — she was injured in the shooting. “I’m here to support my friend, his girl was shot. What’s happened here is not good,” he said. No arrests have been made, police said. (PIX 11)
Reports of gunfire striking Troy surfaced online early Thursday (May 26).
Rapper Troy Ave was one of four people shot in a third-floor green room at the venue Irving Plaza Wednesday night, before a T.I. performance. One man died from his injuries. Troy Ave, 30, whose real name is Roland Collins, was the first person shot. He was hit in the leg and is expected to recover. He was taken to the hospital. (ABC 7 NY)