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Rapper Troy Ave arrested after deadly shooting at T.I. concert at Irving Plaza

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  • Rapper Troy Ave arrested after deadly shooting at T.I. concert at Irving Plaza

    Why I never go to a Rapper concert.

    An up and coming rapper from Brooklyn with a score to settle was captured on surveillance video opening fire backstage at Irving Plaza during a T.I. concert, killing one and wounding two others, police sources said.

    Troy Ave, of Brownsville, accidentally shot himself in the leg during the chaos, sources said.
    He was charged with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, cops said. He is expected to face a murder charge pending the results of a ballstics test, according to sources.

    Troy Ave, who was to perform at the show, was feuding with Maino, who is based in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Maino had just left the stage when his rivalblasted at least five shots with a 9-mm handgun in a green room above the stage, sources said.

    Video shows the gunman barging into the backstage area around 10 p.m. sporting a gold chain and opening fire as people lunge for cover, knocking over barstools.

    “He walks right out, women all around, and starts shooting his gun,” a police source said.
    "It's an ongoing rap group rivalry, him and Maino."

    A hip hop producer said that it’s no surprise the performers don’t like each other.
    "Bed-Stuy and Brownsville, it's like mixing oil and water,” the producer said.

    The 30-year-old Troy Ave, whose real name is Ronald Collins was arrested at NYU Langone Medical Center, sources said.
    It was unclear how Troy Ave allegedly shot and killed Ronald (Edgar) McPhatter. The victim’s mother said that McPhatter had known Troy Ave since they were in junior high school.

    City Councilman Jumaane Williams and others who knew McPhatter, said he is shown in the video entering the green room behind Troy Ave and then running past him as the rapper blasts the room.
    Earlier, McPhatter’s mother slammed Troy Ave for not calling to offer his condolences.

    McPhatter died doing what he’d done for many years — looking out for Troy Ave, the victim’s mother, Rose McPhatter, said at the Gowanus Houses.
    “He actually cared a lot about Troy Ave. My wish is that Troy Ave cared as much about my son as he cared about him. I say that because I watched how my son would always bend over backwards to help him,” Rose said.

    “If he (Troy Ave) cared about my son as much as he alleged he does, I would've received a call from him. He didn't call me. He didn't call any of my other sons.”
    McPhatter’s brother is Shanduke McPhatter, a former gangster who now serves as the executive director of Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes.

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  • #2
    I wonder how long before they youtube removes the video.


    • #3
      Holy cat woman this is the real thing.


      • #4


        • #5
          But why


          • #6
            Because people wont stand up and speak out against this culture. Rap is all about reputation and doing anything and everything to keep it. It kind of reminds me of when men would duel....but less classy.


            • #7
              The Peace symbol=====