T.I. was due to perform at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza last night, but the rapper's performance was postponed after gunfire broke out at the venue, resulting in three people being injured and one being fatally wounded.
A witness at the venue speaking via NBC said: "Everybody was having a good time until everybody started running. They didn’t search nobody, they didn’t check no IDs." There was reportedly 1,000 people at the gig.
The New York Post reports: "The carnage began in the green room of the Union Square venue at about 10 p.m. while the opening act - rappers Maino and Uncle Murda - were performing, according to law-enforcement sources. The gunplay then spilled into the area near the stage, causing panic among more than 1,000 rap fans packed into the music hall... Among the victims was the acclaimed Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, the first person shot, who was hit in the leg as he entered the green room."
50 Cent reportedly attended Bellevue Hospital Center to visit one of the victims. He reportedly said: "“I’m here to support my friend, his girl was shot. What’s happened here is not good.”
As for T.I. himself, another witness added: "Two VIP rooms right next to each other. T.I. leaves the VIP room before the shooting happened. Whatever went down, he had nothing to do with it."