T.I. Still Receiving Backlash From Troy Ave Shooting Incident
Rapper/actor T.I. is still reeling from a shootout that erupted at his concert on May 25. Up and coming New York rapper Troy Ave was reportedly identified on surveillance footage limping from a back room with a firearm, and opening fire into the crowd. Several people were injured, and one person was killed (the person killed during the shootout was Troy’s body guard and friend). Since the violent incident, T.I. has come under scrutiny for promoting violence in his music. In particular, a high school where T.I. was scheduled to perform next month has demanded a refund on the $55,000 he was paid to perform. The school claims that the rapper’s music is too violent, and goes against the schools mission to provide a safe environment for its students. Let’s hope that this doesn’t start a trend of venues cancelling on the rapper.