Party Organizers Demand Refund Of T.I.’s Fee After Concert Shooting


(AllHipHop News) The organizers of a high school graduation party are demanding T.I. return a $55,000 fee after a shooting at his gig in New York City.

A man was killed and three people were shot in the incident at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza venue on Wednesday (May 25).

T.I., real name Clifford Joseph Harris, is currently scheduled to play the Planet Graduation event in Davie, Florida on June 11.

However, the party’s promoters are attempting to remove the rapper, 35, from the bill for safety reasons and have requested he refund $55,000 he has already been paid ahead of the gig.

The two companies listed as “presenting” the gig are Texas media conglomerate iHeartMedia and events organiser Planet Productions.

According to editors at, promoters have sent out a legal notice explaining, “the quality of the Talents services is not satisfactory to our Client,” as Planet Graduation was marketed “as a safe environment for the students.”

There is no suggestion T.I. was involved in Wednesday’s shooting, which occurred backstage at the concert.