According to The New York Daily News, rapper Troy Ave has been arrested following the shooting last night at the T.I. concert which took place in Irving Plaza in New York.
Footage shows Troy Ave shooting a gun backstage several times. He has reportedly been charged with reckless endangerment and illegal weapon possession. In the incident, the shootout led to the death of one man, and three others were wounded. The rapper is said to have accidentally shot himself in the leg. The individual who died was named as Ronald (Edgar) McPhatter who is said to have been a friend of Troy’s. The arrest came as police waited for ballistic tests to charge the rapper with murder.
Sources close The New York Daily News referenced that there have been ongoing rap rivalries between Troy Ave and Maino:
‘There is clear video, very graphic video. He walks right out, women all around, and starts shooting his gun…It’s an ongoing rap group rivalry, him and Maino.’
However, Maino has been quick to speak out about this, posting about the incident on Instagram.
‘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.’
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
The mother of McPhatter also spoke out about the shooting. Rose McPhatter told The New York Daily News her anger at the fact that Troy Ave had not called her.
‘If he 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.’
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