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Rapper Troy Ave was arrested by NYPD less than 24 hours after 1 man was killed and 3 wounded in a shooting at a rap concert headlined by T.I. in NYC on Wednesday.

Police say the 30-year-old Crown Heights resident accidentally shot himself in the leg while firing wildly at rapper Maino backstage at Irving Plaza in Union Square.

Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, was driven to NYU Langone Medical Center in an SUV, where he was arrested early Thursday.

He was charged with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Police are awaiting ballistics tests before charging Collins with murder.

Collins, who was scheduled to perform, had beef with Maino, who had just left the stage after performing his set.

Surveillance video inside the VIP backstage area shows Collins firing 5 or 6 shots in quick succession as VIP guests scramble over each other as they fled.

“There is clear video, very graphic video. He walks right out, women all around, and starts shooting his gun,” a source told the News.

"It's an ongoing rap group rivalry, him and Maino."

Troy Ave

Troy Ave

Ronald McPhatter, 33, died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Police say McPahatter, also known as B$B Banga, was a close associate of Collins.

Among the injured were Maggie Heckstall, 26, who was shot in the leg, and Christopher Vinson, 34, who was shot in the chest. Both victims were transported to Bellevue Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition.

Rapper T.I. was not in the green room when the shooting occurred.

Earlier Thursday -- before she realized he was the gunman -- McPhatter’s mother slammed Collins for not calling to offer his condolences.

Rose McPhatter said her son looked out for Collins and kept him out of trouble.

“He actually cared a lot about Troy Ave. My wish is that Troy Ave cared as much about my son as he cared about him. I say that because I watched how my son would always bend over backwards to help him,” Rose said.

“If he (Troy Ave) cared about my son as much as he alleged he does, I would've received a call from him. He didn't call me. He didn't call any of my other sons.

During a radio interview on WCBS 880 Thursday, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton called rappers "basically thugs."

“The crazy world of the so-called rap artists who are basically thugs that basically celebrate the violence they live all their lives,” Bratton said. “Unfortunately, that violence often manifests itself during the performances and that’s exactly what happened last evening.”

Ronald McPhatter

  • Renay Peters

    Ghetto behaviour! Now look!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    IDIOT

  • Noirluv45

    In the words of Fred G. Sanford, "You big dummy!" I despise ignorance. Certain venues bring out a certain caliber of people and these are the people featured here.

  • Teresa Uriel

    all I know is somebody around or affiliated to T.I. is always getting got. What's really going on behind the scenes?

  • Teresa Uriel

    Now that Guwop is outta prison, it will be very interesting to hear crickets from these others rappers ( *cough* T.I.)

  • Futuredocdonte

    I swear I was going to come in here and say the same damn thing. I wouldn't feel right if I didn't so...

    "You Big Dummy!

  • Brownie

    These fools are REALLY afraid to scrap today. Good job to whomever raised these fools. Next thing we'll be reading about these fool squeezing off with their eyes closed and throwing the gun at their rival before trotting off over some lipgloss or some chyt...

  • Teresa Uriel

    just like chris brown aint gonna live that rihanna thing down, and Bill Cosby aint gonna live that whole rape situation down, T.I. aint gonna live down the snitching and gun violence that surrounds him. The PTB got him exactly where they want him.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I'm pissedT. Not only are you shooting anyDAMNwhere, you shot yourDAMNself?! You wasted your career and you messed up lives and 1 was taken. Please be bout that life behind them bars ?

  • rayne215

    So he shot himself AND his close friend? guns were clearly not for you Troy. Enjoy jail.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    So sad. Ridiculous.

  • Teresa Uriel

    Is the other dude called peewee still in jail?

  • Noirluv45

    Sometimes you have got to say it!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    TI needs to disassociate himself with this whole thing. Stop running his pic alongside this crap. Where Hannah at? He needs spin control.

    PS who has real life beef with fukkin MAINO? He seems whack AF. Ijs.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Talk about a life time movie type of plot twist?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    PS who has real life beef with fukkin MAINO? He seems whack AF. Ijs.
    ******
    This has me weak AF. He said he's cool with Troy. Stop telling that lie on him and his people. Then he shouted out Troy and his people. IG ?.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Last I heard Maino had beef with Lil Cease. In like 2008. I read some other shit but I ain't think it was REAL. Or cared enough to do the homework. Wtf. Maino. I'm done.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    And ok. Not whack. Just real extra low key.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    He supposed to be cool with Ming Yao-Pannabaker (lil kim) I belee

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Maino put out his statement. He sent out his condolences to the victim's family. Said neither him or his crew were involved in the incident. He said there has never been beef between him and Troy Ave.

  • Teresa Uriel

    he can't dissociate himself, because he made a covenant with Death..

    The PTB owns his asss for them silencers he got less than a year in jail for

  • Rachel

    You ain't relevant until you get popped or pop somebody, Maino and Troy Ave? Harpo who is these people??? Rap is officially dead dear T.I. Just stick to the family hustle.

  • SummerBaby

    RIP! One of my fears is going out to have fun & some craziness like this pop off.

  • SummerBaby

    (Whispers) what is PTB?

  • Teresa Uriel

    LoL...Powers That Be....pretty much those evil elite jew-ish people who run the music industry

  • SummerBaby

    Thanks!

  • Vanity86

    Lmao I was wondering the same thing, so I did my Googles. Apparently it means "powers that be" ??

  • SummerBaby

    They were in a relationship at one point I believe.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    You are a fool??

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Yeah, that's her goodT friend

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Rest in peace. Just senseless smh guess you can't go anywhere anymore without scoping out the nearest exit just in case. It solves absolutely nothing and with mindsets like this we are lost

  • Vanity86

    This is just stupid. I hate going to concerts in NY. You're likely to either catch contact high, or get shot/ stabbed. Can't tell you how many shows I've been to and while trying to enjoy whoever's performing, I'm there saying a silent prayer that nothing crazy pops off. You nignogs disgust me! And if home boy guilty.. Lock his ass up under the jail. Sick of y'all!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    In the video it looks like he shot the guy in the black t-shirt.

  • Julia

    "I never ever ran from the Ku Klux Klan and I shouldn't have to run from a black man!!" ~Kool Moe Dee "Self Destruction"~

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    TF

  • dumplings39

    Anyone could've been killed or hurt! It's just plain stupid to shoot in a crowd of people knowing bullets don't have a name on it! That's why I don't like going to clubs or where large crowds are, this day and time you can be in the wrong place at the wrong time!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Someone did die...People were injured.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I recall this

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Shot his own friend, post dont carry a gun if your afraid to use it..... Was he referencing what had already done was he afraid? I think he shot himself to throw off blame personally. Who knows but I'm glad there is a video. What was the guy doing behind him? One guy just takes off....that would be me. Man scary.... Shot his friend....

  • nucynu25

    Troy tha Sissy is what he should be called ..it takes no courage to shoot into a room full of ppl ..bish ass shot everybody but who the bullet was intended for .. Shot yo self ,shot yo friend & shot yo life down the drain ..

  • nucynu25

    They were...

  • nucynu25

    The commissioner was trying so hard not to say , " see the type of shit niccas do "

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    And he probably going to get more than pushed in prison ! He won't have a gun to shoot aimlessly there....coward .

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Oh thank you cause ion know who they was.... Illuminati association or what?!? Thanks for the info. Goes back to the corner now!

  • hi-liter

    TI isn't affiliated with Troy Ave, that dude is from NY, and TI cant do too much about beef going on between dudes that live in NY that prolly been beefing for years, although the concert was headlined by TI, no one can say he is responsible.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Wow

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Right there's no defense of what they did. Had it not been him somebody else innocent would be buried.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Nothing was worth this. The bible says not to let anger get to you

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Right

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    He trying to still prove he "BANKHEAD". Idk know why Bankhead ain't even Bankhead no more

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    So y they saying it was beef I'm confrused

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    What's PTB? dont judge me lol

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    This 18 yo mom was killed right before her graduation in Memohis I believe. Folks were like we don't know why he shot in the crowd. WHAT?!!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ? at least we know who and how this dummie looks.

    Sorry someone had to die behind this cat, but good he'll be locked up long(I hope).

    FOH to his fans who don't like it ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    She wants folks not to down the murderers?!?! ????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Wait
    Is this lil Kim's Maino?!
    ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Oh.... I just asked this

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yes ole stupid child

  • Canary Red™

    PREACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    It's sadly happening too often.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Wait if he wasn't the target then who were they shooting at? This hoodrat needs to be kicked in the face? Hope they get life?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    This was on world news tonight. Had no clue dude firing the gun was Troy Ave. He is a dumb azz.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I hope so too.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She thinks because they feel bad they shot him instead that's an excuse to not be angry. Boy had his whole life ahead of him.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    She's a dumb azz

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Maino probably trying to cover his azz.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I agree wholeheartedly

  • gail jones

    You are tooooooo my much! My my my, but sadly so right...

  • gail jones

    UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

  • gail jones

    That post was from 2009. Sadly prophetic.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Ahhhh makes sense thank you! Life in death is power of the tongue. We give life to things and situations that shouldn't even have to come to pass. He really shot his grind though .... So sad!

  • shun king

    Shot his friend smh

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Right

  • TeeTee

    Dumb and he got dumber over time. Letting people around you influence you to be "bad" and now your bad azz will be locked up!

  • Arrissasso

    What in the hell were those ppl in the chair doing? Looked weird,sexual and one girl looked naked.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Like they don't do worse and get away with it. Smh

  • LibraGirlonly

    You big dummy!!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    This is so senseless.

  • che’lint

    ? me too!

  • Chandra Duval

    Hold this L dumb azz

  • Brook York

    This is ridiculous....smh.

  • HIS4EVA

    what in the hell!!! ni*ga this is not the wild wild west u silly ass idiot!!!!!!

  • HIS4EVA

    u see those folks on the left of the screen scared as hell! that is a shame!

  • HIS4EVA

    yea, he probably wont be. he cant even throw hands on the outside. there aint no guns in prison

  • product of 79

    So senseless and sad HE killed the 1 person that gave a FAWK ABOUT HIM...SMMFH
    Condolences to his mom and family R.I.H?

  • Mystery User

    Arrested - serves him right. and NY's got some strict gun laws - #byeashy #youaintnevergettingout

  • Arii

    But wait, his mom's first response is to want a call from someone?

  • sunni_daze

    Plaxico....that's all I got.

  • Lisa daniels

    Ain't no use going to jail over a fool who killed, and shot people and in the process shot himself

  • Prettybootnikki

    Was that a piece of toilet paper on his shoe??? He looked very dumb. So sad.

  • JerseyMom

    Blank stare.

  • JerseyMom

    So folks are getting injured and shot in the VIP section now? SMH

  • KenHay

    This ish makes no sense. Our people always screaming black lives matter, but are the ones mostly killing each other. SMH

  • nucynu25

    Exactly

  • Cricket404

    It's illegal to have a gun in New York, who let him in the club with a gun? Close the club down. I would not allow anyone affiliated with them in my establishment. The dude killed had gun charges for shooting in a crowd. Smh.

  • Well.well$well

    So Troy Avenue killed his friend? Wow. Senseless. RIP Who runs in a room full of people and starts shooting? Wtf? He didn't even hit his enemy just killed his friend...

  • Traci404

    How old are these guys? Mid 30's ...wow...too damn old for this ....
    How did he end up shooting his "friend".

  • Americadies

    One dead? What a lousy concert.

  • Tea??

    Clown smh this is the same guy that mocked someone for committing suicide.