Notorious release sparks 1 shooting, 4 stabbings

Police say a 32-year-old man was shot twice in the stomach after an argument on opening night of the movie Notorious, a biopic about rapper Biggie Smalls, at the Four Seasons Theater in Greensboro, North Carolina. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he underwent surgery and is believed to be in stable condition. Coincidentally, according to the Greensboro Telegram, Jamal Woolard, who plays the late hip-hop star Notorious B.I.G. in the film, was in the Four Seasons Theater during the shooting. The theater, which has beefed up security since the incident, has decided to drop the film from its lineup. Meanwhile, an after party at the Djumbala night club in New York City celebrating the release of Notorious ended with four people being stabbed. Antwione Jones, 21, is in critical condition while the remaining three who were stabbed are in stable condition.

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  1. Khristopher • January 19, 2009 @ 12:50 PM

    Oh this is SO surprising! lol

  2. Come ON! • January 19, 2009 @ 3:04 PM

    For god sakes even a black president isent gonna make them smarten up

  3. Anonymous • January 19, 2009 @ 4:39 PM

    i wish instead of age restrictions there where IQ restrictions

  4. beast • January 19, 2009 @ 4:54 PM

    all you a Racist, hasnothing to do with a black prisedent, IQ, how could it even be suerprising. Thing’s happen, it just so happened it was out side of the movie. the movie diden’t spark any thing to happen. The people who started it did.

  5. Max Powers • January 19, 2009 @ 6:15 PM

    Actualy I’m very surprised, I was saying to my GF before this movie came out at least 4 shootings opening night, so realy this movie was a big success, way to good comptonwood!!!

    heres how I see it went down

    guy 1: Yo “G” dat BIGGY is true hip hop,
    Guy 2: what you say ***** 2pac the tru gangsta of rap
    Guy 1: Yo *** you best be dat ta steppen
    Guy 2: shoots guy 1

  6. ginger33 • January 19, 2009 @ 6:33 PM


    This had everything to do with the movie. A movie about this man will bring in a type of crowd that will and did shoot and stab freely.

    Black, white, asian who the hell cares! Anybody who pulls a knife or a gun is a god-swful moron!

  7. Jo-Anne. • January 19, 2009 @ 8:24 PM

    wow, this storyline is really bringing out the worst in everyone

  8. Chocolate Rain Dropped • January 19, 2009 @ 10:55 PM

    The sad part of all of this, and I mean the REAL sad part, is that without the whole violent edge of the whole Biggie-2Pac thing, their so-called music wouldn’t rate more than a few golf claps.

    My 11 year-old daughter writes more culturally relevant rhymes. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it wangsters wannabees.

  9. nat • January 19, 2009 @ 11:16 PM

    what did anybody expect!!!!! duh. black AND white prez ha! what a joke nothing has changed and things will only get worse and i will sit back and watch as it all crashes down around,”people”, anytime some gets shot cause of a movie it has everything to do with everything. don’t be fooled by anything . a horse is horse of course! NOT peace out!!!!!!

  10. demigod • January 20, 2009 @ 5:46 AM

    I’m willing to bet the whole ‘east vs. west coast’ silliness is still going on. About the’s always been part of that whole culture.

  11. ry • January 24, 2009 @ 3:50 PM

    none of you are looking at the bright side here – 1 shooting, 4 stabbings – that’s nothing… at least the theatre doesnt blow up like in pakistan.

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