Live Nation Cancels Hip-Hop Shows In New York After Troy Ave Shooting


(AllHipHopNews) In a tweet that has since been deleted, rapper Joey Bada$$ accused the NYPD of being behind the cancellation of his performance at Irving Plaza that was scheduled tonight (June 2).

The rapper’s performance was supposed to be a part of the Governor’s Ball After Dark concert series taking place at various locations all across New York City this weekend.

The cancellation was in connection to the shooting which took place at T.I.’s concert in New York on May 25th and left fellow Brooklyn MC Troy Ave shot in the leg, two others wounded and Troy’s friend and bodyguard Ronald “Banga” McPhatter, dead.

A representative for the NYPD contacted Billboard, denied involvement and directed questions to the venue and owner of the venue, Live Nation.

Live Nation took responsibility for cancelling a total of six performances including ones by Mac Miller (June 3), Vince Staples (June 4) and YG (June 6).

“In light of last week’s tragic event, we are acting with an overabundance of caution and coordinating a going forward strategy with the New York Police Department that may also include a curfew,” a spokesperson for Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theatre told Rolling Stone. “Because these discussions with New York Police Department are ongoing, we will be postponing a few of our upcoming shows.”