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1 Dead And 3 Injured At Irving Plaza Where T.I. Was Set To Perform

One man died and three others, including Troy Ave, were shot at New York City's Irving Plaza where T.I. was set to perform.

One man died and three were left injured at New York City's Irving Plaza Wednesday night (May 25) before T.I was set to take the stage.

According to reports, at about 10:15 pm, shots rang out at the the venue which holds a little more than 1,000 people, however, it's still unknown how many attendees were actually inside the concert hall at the time of the shooting. Troy Ave, real name Roland Collins, was shot first. The bullet hit his leg and he was transported to a nearby hospital where he is expected to recover. PIX 11 News reporter Myles Miller confirmed Thursday (May 26) 50 Cent visited Troy Ave in the hospital following the shooting.

A 26 year old woman was shot in the leg, and a 34 year old man was shot in the chest. Both were taken to Bellevue Hospital where their condition was pronounced as stable.

Unfortunately, a 33 year old man was shot in the stomach and pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital. As of Thursday, no arrests have been made. It's also reported the shooting, which took place when Maino and Uncle Murda were performing on stage, is not in connection with T.I.

Metal detectors for attendees were reportedly on the premises, and all the people in the green room had credentials. It's also believed the suspect was also credentialed.

Following news of the shooting, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton called some rap artists “basically thugs” during a radio interview this morning with WCBS 880.

“The crazy world of these so-called rap artists who are basically thugs that basically celebrate violence they did all their lives, and unfortunately that violence often times manifests itself during their performances, and that’s exactly what happened last evening,”

When anchor Wayne Cabot countered by saying it's been awhile since there has been problems in the "rap world and the thug culture,” Bratton replied some artist's lifestyle follows them into the professional realm.

"The background of a lot of these young people, they are significant artists in that world…but unfortunately the lifestyles that they lived…often times follows them into the entertainment world and the success they have in it,” Bratton said.

“It’s unfortunate. You’d like to think that with all the wealth that comes from the fame, that they’ll be able to turn their lives around but they continue hanging out with the same people they hung out with when they came out of that world of desperation, poverty, and crime.”

Please check back for more updates, as the story is still developing.

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The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety, as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

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He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

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Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

Speaking of the new album, Cardi has been indecisive about choosing her next single because “WAP” did so well. “That means that my second single has to be even better.”

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Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

Following the mega-success of his wife’s Becoming release, Barack Obama is poised to debut his own memoir, A Promised Land, this fall. The former president made the literary announcement on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 17).

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

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— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

The Obamas secured the reported $60 million book deals around a year after ending their tenure in the White House. Michelle Obama’s book became the best-selling memoir in history.

A Promised Land is currently available for pre-order at Obamabook.com. The memoir will be released on Nov. 17.

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