Last week's T.I. concert at Irving Plaza in New York City, which was interrupted by a shooting, is having residual effects on shows in the area.
According to Rolling Stone, concert promoter Live Nation has either canceled or postponed a handful of upcoming shows in the Big Apple, many of which are rap shows: Scheduled performances from Mac Miller, YG, Joey Bada$$, and Vic Mensa have been affected.
"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 popular NYC venues Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theatre told the magazine. "Because these discussions with New York Police Department are ongoing, we will be postponing a few of our upcoming shows."
On Wednesday, Joey tweeted that his show had been canceled by the NYPD, though he later deleted the post and the department disputed the statement. "There was no NYPD involvement concerning the cancellation of the show at Irving Plaza slated for Thursday evening," a rep told RS.
The cancellations come in the wake of a shooting at Irving Plaza on May 25, which left one man dead and three others injured, including Troy Ave. The rapper is currently being held without bail after he was arrested and charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon for his alleged role in the incident. No one has been charged in the death of Ronald “Banga” McPhatter.