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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.
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.
Not only is this racist AF, it's in unbelievably poor taste.
However, the tragedy didn't end when the gun went off, because NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton just went on a pretty racially charged tirade against rappers on Thursday morning!
Billy stopped by WCBS 880 less than 12 hours after the murder where he called rappers "basically thugs" and blamed the death on the lifestyle associated with rap music, saying:
This is so sad.
On Wednesday evening, one person was killed and three others were wounded when shots were fired at T.I.'s concert in NYC. Oh no!
It's said that a gunman opened fire around 10:15 p.m. at the Irving Plaza near Manhattan's Union Square. The No Mediocre rapper was NOT yet on stage when the violent scene occurred.
Footage of the shooting (below) shows fans rushing to exit the venue as a few others try to help the injured person on the floor. The police initially informed press that a 34-year-old man was shot in the chest and another took a bullet in the stomach. Tragically, the 33-year-old man shot in the stomach was later declared as dead.
Congrats to the growing family!
Tiny, born Tameka Cottle, gave birth on Saturday afternoon, and the rapper announced the event shortly thereafter on Facebook after social media rumors started spreading!
Ch-ch-check out his post (below):
It looks like a blast!
Jennifer Lopez FINALLY opened her Las Vegas residency titled Jennifer Lopez: All I Have last night at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort and casino and she didn't disappoint!
On top of that, the 46-year-old looked drop dead gorgeous on stage as she slayed the cream of her catalogue (see a complete setlist below)!
While Rebel hung with JB and her gal pal Kelly Osbourne (above) — and of course a photo bomb from Hoda Kotb — other celebs like Seacrest, Cheryl Burke, and Leah Remini shared their excitement for the show on social media!
Ch-ch-check out all the celebs sharing the love for the Jenny From the Block singer — as well as some clips from the show (below)!
Congrats to the Harris family!!
Rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle made a HUGE announcement on Christmas night — they are expecting a child!
The rapper and his longtime partner will be welcoming their third child with the birth, a sibling to go along with son Clifford "King" Joseph Harris III, and Major Philant Harris.
They made the announcement on Instagram — ch-ch-check it out (below)!!!
The drama continues for Glen Rice, Jr.
ICYMI: the ex-NBA player was arrested at the end of last month in connection to a shooting at T.I.'s ATL restaurant, Scales 925, where he was shot in the leg and attempted to flee after a dispute in the parking lot.
The 2013 second round draft pick was charged with reckless conduct and possession of 240 grams of weed.
According to sources close to the incident, producers for the show brought in Browning to test her out for a full-time role on the show, and she asked the former Washington Wizards player to join her in hopes of increasing her chances.
But as soon as they started drinking, the rest of the cast said that Glen was aggressive and making them feel uncomfortable.
Glen reportedly "lost it" when Tammy asked him to leave, and in the middle of the argument, the 24-year-old allegedly knocked her down to the ground, causing her to hit her head.
Tammy was determined to be alright after being taken to the hospital — but another dispute broke out after she returned to the home with an unwelcome Glen. Cops were called, no one was arrested, and poor Tammy reportedly didn't even get a featured role on the show.
Sources say there's video of the entire thing, and the show even included Tammy crying on the ground toward the end of their new promo. Yikes.
This just isn't good all-around.
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