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Live Nation Postpones Hip-Hop Shows in NYC; Troy Ave’s Lawyers Call for Help in Defense


Johnny Nunez/Getty ImagesLive Nation has postponed four hip-hop concerts, and two other shows, in New York City in the wake of the fatal shooting at a T.I. concert on May 25 at Irving Plaza in Manhattan.

The postponed shows included one by Joey Bada$$ set for Irving Plaza tonight, as well as Friday’s Mac Miller performance and Saturday’s Vince Staples show at the venue. A show by YG on June 6 at the nearby Gramercy Theater also has been put off. They have not yet been rescheduled.

“In light of last week’s tragic events, 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,” Live Nation spokesperson Jim Yeager said in a statement. 

The NYPD says it was not involved in postponing the shows.

One person died and three people were wounded in the incident last month. Troy Ave has been charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the case. He has pleaded not guilty. 

On Wednesday, Ave’s lawyers, issued a statement requesting help from the public in Ave’s defense because, they said,  “We understand that some people have a complete lack of trust for law enforcement (especially NYPD) and the investigations that they conduct.”

“I don’t want to comment on what the hip-hop community has done,”  NYPD Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce tells ABC News about cooperation with the investigation.

Boyce also provided an update on the investigation saying the NYPD had recovered three guns from a car registered to Ave, including the nine millimeter police charge was used in the shooting that killed Ronald McPhatter.

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