It looks like Hashim was right, something had to give. Apparently fed up with the repeated violence occuring around and inside Hot 97's offices, the stations landlord is now taking steps to have them removed from the building. The SOHH reports:
"We've directed our attorneys to begin the eviction process" Stuart GraBois of The New York City District Council of Carpenters told The New York Daily News. "We're concerned about the safety of the public and of our other tenants."
When SOHH.com reached out to Hot 97 about the eviction threat, they released the following statement saying "While this incident took place outside the building before any station guests arrived at the studio, the security of our employees and neighbors is a paramount concern. We are assisting law enforcement in any way we can, and suggest you call them for any additional information."
I don't think anybody is really going to be surprised by that decision. I just wonder how they weren't tossed after the Jr Mafia/CNN shootout. I mean come on, automatic weapons in broad daylight?