T.I. is opening up about the sad shooting that rocked his NYC concert on Wednesday.
Shots rang out at Irving Concert Hall, killing one person and injuring three others. Authorities say the shooting took place in the venue's green room, and identified the fallen victim as rapper Troy Ave's bodyguard, Ronald "Banga" McPhatter, who was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital.
30-year-old Troy Ave was among the three people hurt in the incident.
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The No Mediocre rapper hadn't yet hit the stage when the violence started, but now he's offering up his condolences following the scary situation.
On Thursday, Tip took to Instagram to speak out about the terrible tragedy, posting:
And as the 35-year-old breaks his social media silence, NYPD has revealed that Troy has been arrested for attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the case.
The cops shared the arrest on Twitter, posting:
Earlier in the day, authorities had shared a graphic video of a man — who they have since identified as the New York native — firing a gun inside the concert hall.
If you would like to watch the intense video, you can click here.
Rumors are circling that the fatal shooting started because of a supposed feud between Troy's entourage and that of T.I.'s opener, Maino.
However, 42-year-old Maino went on IG to shut down that speculation, writing:
"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."
He also slammed claims that he and the arrested artist are feuding, adding:
"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."
You can see his full post (below):
Our hearts are with everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.
[Image via Troy Ave/Instagram, Nicky Nelson/WENN.]
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