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Yung Joc Speaks on Cincinnati Shooting Says T.I. Tried To Make Peace

May 4th, 2006 | By Administrator

Block/Bad Boy Entertainment rapper Yung Joc appeared on an Atlanta radio station Wednesday (May 3) to set the record straight regarding a recent shooting that left one member of Atlanta rapper T.I.’s entourage dead and three others wounded.

Joc, who was on the road with T.I. and with him at the time of the shooting, appeared on Atlanta’s V-103 FM to tell on-air host Ryan Cameron and fans what happened.

According to Joc, T.I. was a peacemaker in the incident and tried to diffuse the situation. Joc also said the group is still coping with the tragedy and has yet to return to Atlanta.

He further stated that in no way did T.I. have anything to do with the violence.

V-103 changed its traditional format Wednesday in order to field calls from listeners.

The discussion comes in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Philant Johnson.

The 25-year-old died Tuesday (May 2) after an altercation at a T.I./Young Joc concert after-party in Cincinnati.

Gunfire was exchanged as two dark SUV’s chased the rapper’s van on Interstate 75, where the van blew a tire and came to a stop.

Johnson was killed, while two members of the rapper’s entourage suffered minor wounds. One woman remains hospitalized.

T.I. suffered no injuries.

Although Cincinnati police have not taken anyone into custody, they are interviewing several witnesses and are working to get people to cooperate in the investigation.

Atlantic Records expressed its grief over the tragedy today (May 4) via the following statement:

“This is a very sad day for everyone at Atlantic Records and Grand Hustle. Philant Johnson was a part of our family and a true friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Johnson family, T.I. and everyone at Grand Hustle.”