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:
Joey Bada$$ Offers Final Thoughts On Troy Ave
UPDATE (3/6/16 2:27am) Troy has deleted his Instagram post, though you can see the attached "Revenge of the Nerds" meme in the above gallery. UPDATE: And just like that, Troy Ave has responded with a lengthy Instagram post of his own as well as a meme that shows Joey photoshopped into a poster for the film "Revenge of the Nerds." The meme is a reference to a line on Troy's new diss track, "Bad Ass": "If it really was the '90s, you'll be titled as a herb / If ya movie was biography, 'Revenge of the Nerds.'"
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.
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).
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.
Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre Is Working On His Album, Responds to Troy Ave's "Weirdo" Comment
While he didn't actually release an album last year, Kendrick Lamar managed to put the rap game in a stir. "Control" kept the rapper in the conversation throughout 2013, but in the new year, the rapper has been a little more low-key. One would assume that this is because K.Dot is getting ready to drop his highly anticipated follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Joey Bada$$ Responds To Troy Ave: "Get Him TF Outta Here"
Troy Ave has been going at Joey Bada$$ over the last few days, starting with the release of his track, "BAD ASS," which took his beef into what some have called tasteless territory by bringing up Capital STEEZ, a friend of Joey's who committed suicide in 2012.
T.I. Releases Statement On Last Night's Irving Plaza Shooting
T.I. has made an official statement following last night’s incident at Irving Plaza where Troy Ave pulled a Cheddar Bob and shot himself in the leg, before turning the trigger on others. Taking to his IG a couple hours ago, Tip had the following message for the victims of last night's senseless act...
Troy Ave & Joey Badass Send Subliminal Shots On Twitter
Troy Ave has been the topic of hot conversation on social media these past couple weeks thanks in part to his extremely low record sales and attitude towards it all. On Monday, the BSB leader made his way by the Hot 97 studios where he spent about 40 minutes justifying his album sales and self-proclaiming himself the biggest and best independent artist out today.
Troy Ave Calls Capital STEEZ "Dickhead" & "Bozo"
Brooklyn emcee Troy Ave didn’t take too kindly to Joey Bada$$’ line in “Ready” that threw shade at his record sales, and he responded with a vicious diss track last night titled “Bad Ass.” It’s a pretty solid diss record, but Troy Ave has caught a ton of flack within the media for one line in particular: “STEEZ burning in Hell, my burner’s in my belt / I&rsquo
Troy Ave Comments On Game's XXL Freshman Class Diss
Like his former collaborator 50 Cent, Game comes from a time in rap where calling rappers out was commonplace. On his most recent single, "Bigger Than Me", the Compton rapper takes aim at the entire Freshman class, accusing them of being "soft", and not of the same caliber as emcees he came up with.
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
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'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.
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.
The 7 Most Ridiculous Claims Troy Ave Made During His Breakfast Club Interview
During his interview on The Breakfast Club yesterday, Troy Ave was staunch in his claim that his music is strictly non-fiction: "I don't talk about nothing I don't got, I don't even be talking about Ferraris or Lamborghinis... I don't be fucking with shit like that." Evidently, though, this desire to keep it 100 at all times doesn't extend to his interviews.
Troy Ave's "Major Without A Deal" Sold Just Over 4,000 Copies Opening Week
Yesterday we saw Lil Durk and Dom Kennedy's first week sales for Remember My Name and By Dom Kennedy respectively. Durk moved just over 25,000 while Dom did just under-- a lot of our commenters referenced either/or as a flop, but nonetheless they still charted on the Billboard 200. We cannot say that much for Troy Ave's debut, Major Without A Deal.
Troy Ave Responds To 50 Cent's Comment That Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks Are His Hype Men
50 Cent has been trolling long before the days of the internet. Almost every interview with the outspoken rapper finds him making a few deliberate statements to get a rise out of someone, often another rapper. His recent comments concerning former G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo were no exception, with the rapper saying that they've come to a point where they've resorted to becoming newcomer Troy Ave's hype men, as they appeared in his video.
Ab-Soul Disses Jay Electronica During Freestyle At Steez Day Festival
It’s safe to say Ab-Soul isn’t a big fan of Jay Electronica. On Thursday night, the TDE member took the stage at the second annual STEEZ Day Festival in Los Angeles to send a message and/or “shot” (if you can even call it that) at the Brooklyn rapper.
When Beefs Go Too Far
Earlier this week, Troy Ave continued even further down the path of making his career double as a masterclass in wildly misguided beefing, taking aim at the deceased Capital STEEZ on a Joey Bada$$ diss track.