There's so much back-and-forth in this controversial case.
In fact, some think the cops might be flat-out lying
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]
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)!