Live Nation Cancels Upcoming Hip Hop Shows After Fatal Shooting At T.I. Concert

by Raheem Karim
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The fallout continues from the fatal shooting at the T.I. concert last week in New York. A gunman opened fire at Irving Plaza at approximately 10:15pm right before T.I. was due to perform on stage, leaving one fatality and three others injured.

The alleged suspect New York rapper Troy Ave, also known as Roland Collins was charged with attempted murder after the shootout, but has pleaded not guilty to all charges at a Manhattan Criminal Court. His attorney claims it was self defense.

Live Nation one of the largest concert promoters in the world has have decided to cancel or postpone six upcoming New York shows, mainly by Hip Hop artists, including Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and others. Four out of the six affected are of Hip Hop genre, but according to sources the decisions was not based on genre, but the fact that the shows were scheduled the weekend after the incident occurred.

In a statement released by a spokesperson for Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theatre told Rolling Stone that ““In light of last week’s tragic event, we are acting with an overabundance of caution and coordinating a going forward strategy with the New York Police Department that may also include a curfew.”

We are not sure if this will be a ongoing trend going forward by Live Nation to cancel any upcoming hip hop shows.

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