Concert promoter Live Nation has either postponed or cancelled a series of hip-hop shows scheduled to take place in New York City this weekend, citing last week's T.I. concert shooting that left three injured and one dead as a prime cause for the delay.
Rolling Stone reports that a total of six concerts have been affected, and that rap artists Mac Miller, Joey Bada$$ and YG are having their upcoming performances at Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theater either rescheduled or cancelled as the venues conduct a "going forward strategy with the New York Police Department."
A spokesperson for Gramercy Theater and Irving Plaza told RS:
"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...because these discussions with New York Police Department are ongoing, we will be postponing a few of our upcoming shows."
Four people were shot at T.I.'s concert May 26, including the rapper Troy Ave, who suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg. He was formally charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon on Monday night, after Irving Plaza video surveillance showed him opening fire into the venue's green room during the performance. Ave's body guard, Ronald McPhatter, was shot and killed during the incident.