What the NYPD commissioner said about this shooting that left one dead is making the race baiters go crazy. Although if you have common sense, you will agree with him.
Rapper T.I. has released a statement lamenting the shooting that left one dead and three wounded at his gig in New York City on Wednesday night.
A 33-year-old man died after being shot in the stomach at Irving Plaza concert hall at 10.15pm.
Another man was shot in the chest, another in the leg, and a woman was shot in the leg. All three are in a stable condition being treated for their wounds.
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., made his first public comments about the incident on Instagram on Thursday.
The Atlanta-born 35-year-old said: ‘My heart is heavy today. Our music is intended to save lives, like it has mine and many others.
‘My heartfelt condolences to the family that suffered the loss & my prayers are with all those injured. Respectfully, Tip.’
An aspiring rapper has been arrested for his role in the shooting, charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of two weapons.
The arrest came a few hours before New York City’s police commissioner Bill Bratton called rap artists ‘basically thugs’.
The city’s top cop slammed rappers’ actions in a WCBS radio interview as footage emerged of the chaos that unfolded as the shots were fired inside Irving Plaza.
‘The crazy world of these so-called rap artists who are basically thugs that basically celebrate violence they did all their lives.’ Bratton said.
‘Unfortunately, that violence often times manifests itself during their performances.’
He added: ‘The background of a lot of these young people, they are significant artists in that world … but unfortunately the lifestyles that they lived … often time follows them into the entertainment world and the success they have in it.’
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