Troy Ave is in hot water following the release of surveillance video footage from backstage a T.I.’s Irving Plaza concert earlier this week. The show was scheduled to take place at the popular New York City concert venue, but was interrupted by a shootout in a green room.

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Police released footage from the incident, which showed the “Doo Doo” rapper — born Roland Collins — and two friends storming the crowded backstage area. The Brooklyn, New York, native is clearly shown holding and firing a handgun in the clip as occupiers scramble to find cover. On Thursday night, following news of Collins’ arrest, the New York Police Department tweeted that the 30-year-old had been charged with both attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

T.I., who never got to take the stage during the show due to the incident, released a statement about the shooting late Thursday night. He shared a post on Instagram, apologizing to those affected. T.I. added that hip hop music is meant “to save lives,” adding that his heart was “heavy.” He has said no more on the incident and is not believed to have been involved in any way.


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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton made a controversial statement regarding the shooting on Wednesday night. He claimed that investigation into the shooting would likely be finished “very quickly,” according to tweets from New York Pix11’s Myles Miller. He then shared some personal views on the cause of the shooting, expressing a belief that violence is woven into the fabric of “the crazy world of the so-called rap artists.” Bratton went on to claim that many rappers have grown up with violence around them “all their lives,” making them more likely to be involved in such incidents. Bratton also claimed that a majority of rap songs contain a message “celebrating” violence.

Wednesday’s shooting left one dead and three injured, including Collins. As was previously reported, the “She Belongs to the Game” rapper’s reps confirmed to XXL that he was shot in the leg during the incident. It's believed he was injured by his own gun, which discharged during the chaos. Collins was taken to New York University Hospital, where he was treated and later arrested.

Maggie Heckstall, 26, was also shot and injured during the incident. She was taken to Bellevue Medical Center to be treated for a wound to her leg and was visited by the renowned rapper 50 Cent. According to Pix11 News, the woman was the girlfriend of the “I Get Money” rapper’s friend. One of the other two men shot at Irving Plaza was taken to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as Ronald McPhatter, a member of Collins’ BSB Crew. The final man injured in the attack, Christopher Vinson, was shot in the stomach by a bullet that went through the floor. He is expected to recover.

It remains unclear at this time when Collins’ case will be taken before a judge. Police have yet to announce whether he is facing jail time and how long he will be behind bars if found guilty.