NEW YORK CITY -- A shocking turn of events in the T.I. concert murder investigation. NYPD just released graphic video that appears to show Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave opening firing on the crowd -- killing his own bodyguard.
Cops released the video Thursday after arresting Troy Ave, whose real name is Ronald Collins.
There are reports Troy Ave shot himself to cover up the crime, but cops say -- the video speaks for itself.
This all went down Wednesday night when a fight broke out backstage at T.I.'s concert. It ended with Troy Ave's own bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, dead and three others in the hospital.
It's unclear who was the intended target.
But police say T.I. was NOT involved. TMZ released video that shows T.I. trying to make a run for it after the shooting.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is fed up and blasting the hip-hop community for this shooting and other acts of violence. During a radio interview, he called rap artists "thugs."
“The crazy world of the so-called rap artist, who are basically thugs that are basically celebrating the violence they lived all their lives. Unfortunately, that violence often manifests itself during a performance, and that’s exactly what happened last evening,” Bratton said. “The music unfortunately often times celebrates violence, celebrates degradation of women, celebrates the drug culture.”
And he didn't stop there...
“It’s unfortunate — you’d like think with all the wealth and fame that they’d turn their lives around, but they continue hanging out with the same people they hung out with when they come out of that life of desperation, poverty and crime.”
The Commissioner's not holding back, but T.I. is -- he has yet to comment on the shooting.