Rap Shows In New York Are Being Canceled After T.I. Shootout
A new strategy with the NYPD may even include curfews.
A bunch of rap shows have been either postponed or straight-up canceled following a violent incident at a T.I. show which resulted in one death and three injuries in New York early last week. Although early reports and social media posts suggested that the NYPD was involved with the change in show schedules, this has not been confirmed.
According to Rolling Stone, Live Nation has canceled or postponed six upcoming performances by YG, Joey Bada$$ and Mac Miller. "In light of last week's tragic event, we are acting with an overabundance of caution and coordinating a going forward strategy with the New York Police Department that may also include a curfew," a spokesperson for Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theatre said. "Because these discussions with New York Police Department are ongoing, we will be postponing a few of our upcoming shows."
Joey Bada$$ specifically tweeted that New York City's Finest were behind the cancellation but later deleted the message. “There was no NYPD involvement concerning the cancellation of the show at Irving Plaza slated for Thursday evening,” a rep said.
Shows are currently in the process of being rescheduled at alternative venues, with some alt-rock bands taking the hit from cancellations as well.