Troy Ave Avoids Murder Charge For Irving Plaza Shooting
Troy Ave has been incarcerated since May 26, when he was arrested at the hospital for his alleged role in the shooting that took place the night before at a T.I. concert at NYC's Irving Plaza. On the same day, surveillance footage surfaced showing Troy busting into a backstage room at the concert and opening fire. Despite multiple gunshots, there was only one casualty of the shooting, and that was Ronald McPhatter, an affiliate of Troy's known as B$B Banga.
Troy Ave Sets Up Scholarship Fund At His & Banga’s Former High School
Just days after being indicted on charges related to the Irving Plaza shooting, Troy Ave has reportedly started a scholarship fund at his alma-mater high school. The rapper’s laywer, Scott Leemon, confirmed that the scholarship was presented on Monday at New Utrecht High School, which happens to be the same school that both Troy and his late body guard & bff Banga (who was gunned down at Irving Plaza) attended & played football at.
YG Weighs In On The Troy Ave Shooting
YG caught some collateral damage when Live Nation cancelled his New York City concert, along with the concerts of several other high-profile rappers in the aftermath of the May 25 Irving Plaza shooting.
Troy Ave Indicted In Irving Plaza Shooting
Troy Ave has been indicted on charges related to his role in the the May 25 Irving Plaza shooting that left his friend and bodyguard Ronald "Banga" McPhatter dead, New York Post reports.
Troy Ave Changes Mixtape Title To "Free Troy Ave"
Troy Ave is gearing up to release his new mixtape this afternoon, however after a series of unfortunate events, he's opted to change the project title from Real Vs. Fake to Free Troy Ave.
Gun Used In Irving Plaza Shooting Found In Troy Ave's Minivan
Authorities have found a Kel Tech .9-mm pistol in the minivan that delivered Troy Ave to the hospital after he was shot in the leg at last week's T.I. concert at Irving Plaza.
Mac Miller, YG, Vince Staples Shows Postponed Following Shooting At Irving Plaza
Last week's shooting at T.I.'s Irving Plaza show is now the catalyst for a number of New York rap shows being postponed. According to Rolling Stone, Live Nation has pulled the plug on 6 shows that were to take place at Irving Plaza or Gramercy Theatre this week, including performances by Mac Miller, Vince Staples, and YG.
Joey Bada$$ Suggests The NYPD Cancelled His Irving Plaza Show
It has only been about a week since the shooting which killed 1, injured 4 and landed Troy Ave in jail took place at T.I.'s Irving Plaza show, and the incident may have affected Joey Bada$$' event at the venue. According to Joey, the show has been cancelled, something he credited to the NYPD, before deleting the tweet. Shortly thereafter, he tweeted out the location of an alternative event going on today at 4PM.
50 Cent To Troy Ave Following Attempted Murder Charge: "Hold Ya Head"
Troy Ave has been denied bail for his attempted murder and weapon charges, and some fellow artists have been showing the rapper support on social media. Following Meek Mill's words on the subject, 50 Cent has also offered some advice to Troy, posting a photo of the New York emcee being
Meek Mill Shows Support For Troy Ave: "#FreeTroy"
Troy Ave needs a friend right now, and he's got one in Meek Mill.
Troy Ave Released From Hospital; Claims He's The Real Victim In Last Week's Incident
Troy Ave was released from the hospital this afternoon after appearing in a Manhattan court for last week’s incident at Irving Plaza, where 3 people were wounded & 1 was pronounced dead after gunfire opened up in the VIP room.
Woman Shot In Leg At T.I. Concert May Launch Lawsuit
The shooting at T.I.'s Irving Plaza show on Wednesday May 26th resulted in four victims. BSB affiliate Ronald McPhatter died from bullet wounds, while Troy Ave (who is being held in custody for attempted murder) suffered a reportedly self-inflicted gunshot to the leg.
Troy Ave's Court Date Pushed Back As He Undergoes Surgery For Shooting Himself In The Leg
Last Thursday (May 26), after a shooting put an abrupt end to a T.I. concert in NYC the night before, the rap world was shocked to discover that Brooklyn's Troy Ave was named as a primary suspect -- particularly as surveillance footage surfaced showing Troy entering a backstage green room and opening fire. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Slim Thug Responds To Troy Ave Shooting Footage: "This Not Belly!"
Slim Thug went on his Instagram last night to respond to the shocking news of Troy Ave's arrest and the accompanying surveillance footage that showed him opening fire in a backstage room at a T.I. concert in downtown NYC on Wednesday night (May 25).
T.I. Releases Statement On Last Night's Irving Plaza Shooting
T.I. has made an official statement following last night’s incident at Irving Plaza where Troy Ave pulled a Cheddar Bob and shot himself in the leg, before turning the trigger on others. Taking to his IG a couple hours ago, Tip had the following message for the victims of last night's senseless act...
Troy Ave Arrested, Video Appears To Show Him Opening Fire Backstage At T.I. Concert
UPDATE (05/26/16 | 7:45pm EST): Troy Ave has now been charged with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, reports the New York Daily News. A source told the outlet that the rapper is "expected" to be charged with murder once the results of a ballistics test have been concluded. There has only been one confirmed death from last night's shooting, and that man was revealed to be an affiliate of Troy Ave's known as B$B Banga. Original text below:
Troy Ave Affiliate BSB Banga Confirmed Dead After Irving Plaza Shooting
The identity of the man killed in last night's shooting at Irving Plaza has been confirmed as Troy Ave's BSB affilate Banga. The NYPD reported that a 33-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and transported to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Soon after, tributes to Banga began pouring in on social media.
NYPD Commissioner Calls Rappers "Basically Thugs" After T.I. Concert Shooting
Violence cut short T.I.'s concert at New York City's Irving Plaza last night. Among the four victims who suffered gunshot wounds was Troy Ave. The shooting resulted in one fatality, Troy Ave affiliate BSB Banga. New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton appeared on WCBS 880's Thursday morning talk show to offer his thoughts on the incident:
Multiple People Shot At T.I. Concert At NYC's Irving Plaza [Update: Troy Ave Reportedly Shot In Leg)
Details are surfacing online right now that gunshots were fired at T.I.’s concert tonight at NYC’s Irving Plaza. While information is still incoming, reports are stating that one woman was shot in the leg and a man was shot in the chest. Meanwhile, another report states three people have been injured. There’s heavy police on the scene right now, and the building has been evacuated. No arrests have been made at the moment. We’ll continue to update you with more information once it becomes available. Check out the tweets & posts below.
Top Tracks: February 29 - March 6
We got an extra day of February this year, and while there aren't quite as many brand new tracks on that week's top ten list as the one that preceded it, we still got over 50% turnover.