This week has been a weird one with regards to the shooting that took place at Irving Plaza in Manhattan On Wednesday night. 33 Year old Rapper Troy Ave was originally reported as one of the vicitms. However, according to the surveillance video released, Troy Ave was also seen letting off rounds inside the Manhattan venue.
The Concert, Which T.I. was the headliner for, also had Maino & Uncle Murda as performers. WHile it is unclear what set off the gun battle, Other main news outlets are falsely reporting that Maino & Uncle Murda were involved . We do know that unfortunately, Troy Ave’s friend BSB Banga was gunned down fatally that night. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Police are awaiting ballistics reports to confirm if they should charge Troy Ave with Murder, as for now, he is charged with attempted murder and possession of an illegal firearm.
Now whatever you may feel when it comes to Troy Ave this is an unfortunate situation, not just for the parties involved, but also for the state of hip hop live shows in N.Y. I can’t say I remember the last time this has happened on this scale. Fellow rapper: chill out! We know how important it is to live what you spit about, but maybe it’s time to spit about something else. Either that or live your truth.