The Shooting at T.I.'s NYC Concert Is Already Costing Him Money

The Shooting at T.I.'s NYC Concert Is Already Costing Him Money

He's now being turned down for other gigs.

Published May 27, 2016

The victims of Wednesday night’s (May 25) shooting and those suspected of committing it were the most affected, however if you’re T.I., you’re also feeling the consequences.

Other than being presumably shaken up, the Atlanta rapper just took a hit to his wallet as organizers for a large-scale high school graduation party he was slated to perform at are now pulling out, and demanding a refund.

Tip was scheduled to take the stage at a concert in South Florida for grads from numerous area high schools on June 11. He was also already paid $55,000 by the show’s promoters to retain him, but since the shooting happened they want their money back.

TMZ is reporting that the Florida show’s promoters sent T.I. a legal notice reading, "the quality of the Talents services is not satisfactory to our Client." They also reminded him that the event was marketed "as a safe environment for the students." Ouch.

The details of what happened on Wednesday night are still scarce, but we’re almost certain Tip had nothing to do with it. Troy Ave however was arrested on Thursday in connection with the incident. According to the NY Daily News, the New York rapper accidentally shot himself in the leg during the chaos and was charged with reckless endangerment and illegal weapons possession. He’s also been charged with attempted murder, according to NYPD News’ Twitter account.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo from left: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Roc Nation, Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images)


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