Teyana Taylor’s cookout took a turn for the worst when a teenager shot a gun in the middle of the crowded park. Teyana was host a BBQ for July 4th Morningside Park when the party allegedly got out of control and spread to the West Side Highway and police were called. One officer was reportedly injured.
A 200-person party hosted by local rapper Teyana Taylor in Morningside Park descended into chaos late yesterday — leaving one cop hurt and a reveler under arrest, police said.
The crowd gathered at around 9 p.m. at West 120th Street and Morningside Avenue and quickly got out of hand, party-goers said on Facebook.
“It’s like LA . . . after a riot out here . . . Police everywhere. Helicopters in the sky. Madness,” Aaron Rose posed.
The mob first occupied the park, then moved to the West Side Highway and attempted to climb the fences of Riverbank State Park.
A Housing sergeant injured his shoulder trying to quell the crowd, and a 14-year-old was arrested for firing a gun into the air, police said.
“They just shot Teyana Taylor cookout up,” read one tweet, while another noted, “After it got dark teyana taylor cookout got mixxy lol . . . had to leave.”
Taylor recently signed with Kanye West’s label.
Teyana’s mother/manager did mention it was Teyana’s party that left behind the huge mess at the park after reports surfaced her party left a ton of scattered items at the park.
At this point, I feel the need to step in. (1). There were 1000 other cookouts that took place in Morningside Park yesterday, not only @TEYANATAYLOR ‘s (2) The section in which @TEYANATAYLOR ‘s cookout was in (which was right directly behind the huge tree in the middle) I’m sure the Parks Dept can agree was the cleanest of all other areas, because me personally, along with my people stayed behind for as long as we could to try and clean up the area we were in; however the cops forced us out of the Park and said it was not necessary for us to clean it up, the Parks Dept would handle that. That’s why we left the rest of what we left where it was.
All those other filthy areas throughout the Park and surrounding the section, had absolutely NOTHING to do with @TEYANATAYLOR Therefore, if you’re going to document something, please document that. She will not be held responsible for others who had BBQ’s in the park, and didn’t attempt to clean up behind themselves.
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