T.I. Show at Irving Plaza Ends With Gunfire, 1 Dead & 3 Wounded


A well attended, T.I. headlined show at Irving Plaza in NYC ended in chaos on Wednesday night after multiple shots rang out, leaving at least 3 people wounded and 1 person dead. Witness accounts detail an altercation that started in or around the VIP section before eventually spilling out into the main stage area. Although Tip was the biggest name on the bill, it doesn’t appear that he or anybody in his camp was in any way involved in the incident.

Also on the bill tonight were Maino, Uncle Murda, Troy Ave, Anderson .Paak, PNB Rock and others. According to a report from Karen Civil that seems to have now been corroborated by XXL, WPIX 11 and various other outlets, Troy Ave was grazed in the leg. I’m not sure of the extent of his wounds, or if he is one of the 3 people said to be wounded, but here’s to hoping he’s ok.

Continue below for local news coverage, tweets and video from inside the venue. We’ll update as more information comes in. UPDATED below.

And it’s done before TI got on #irvingplaza #ti #tip #hiphop #rap #nyc #shotsfired

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UPDATED: The NY Post offers more details on the victims, including Troy, who they say made it to the hospital on his own and is doing ok.

Among the victims was the acclaimed Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, 30, the first person shot, a source said.

He was hit in the leg as he entered the green room and went by himself to NYU Langone Medical Center, where he was in stable condition, sources said.

Some said he may have been planning to take part in the show.

Ronald McPhatter, 33, was shot in the stomach and was declared dead at Beth Israel Hospital, a source said. Christopher Vinson, 34, was shot in the chest and taken to Bellevue, sources said.

Maggie Heckstall, 26, who was shot in the leg, was recovering at Bellevue, where she was visited by rapper 50 Cent.

“I’m here to support my friend, his girl was shot,” 50 Cent told the Post. “What’s happened here is not good.”

Also, fuck Bill Bratton.

Here’s some video from immediately before and after the shootings. T.I. can be seen asking for medical attention for an injured person and at least one gun shot can be heard.


WPIX 11’s Myles Miller has confirmed that the 33 year old man who passed away was in fact Troy Ave’s friend B$B Banga. Our sincere condolences go out to Troy, Hovain, Banga’s family and the whole B$B.

First and foremost my deepest condolences to the family & friends of Ronald Mcphatter who was tragically killed last night. Despite having to cope with more senseless violence. I woke up to the usual FALSE and ridiculous lies being circulated by irresponsible members of the media. What transpired was absolutely NOT the result of MYSELF or ANYBODY IN MY CAMP , ENTOURAGE, TRAVELING PARTY or ORGANIZATION IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. We entered the venue respectfully as always and exited in shocked like all other concertgoers. For the last 5 years Troy Ave, his team and I have had a great working relationship. Not only have we performed and done several songs together but we've had many personal conversations about life our goals and efforts as musicians. Despite media reports to the contrary, there are No "ongoing beefs" or "entourage issues." It always has been and always will be good relations between myself AND MY TEAM and @TroyAve @Hovain @YoungLitoBsB and the BSB crew. Our deepest sympathies again to family of Ronald McPhatter and a speedy recovery to Troy Ave. The movement will not be stopped. #BROOKLYNUNITED #HEARDYOU

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UPDATED: The Daily News reports that Troy Ave has been arrested for firing a weapon inside Irving Plaza. The NYPD seem to be suggesting that Troy shot Banga, but that doesn’t really add up when you consider the broader narrative that the altercation was supposedly between B$B and Maino’s camp (Maino has denied there was any beef, see above). All I know is this is a shit show and a dude who by all accounts was a real one has been lost. UPDATED: An attempted murder charge has been added to Troy’s initial charges of criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and reckless endangerment.

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