Rick Ross and Young Jeezy apparently had an altercation during the taping of the 2012 B.E.T. Hip-Hop Awards this evening in Atlanta according to reports from Atlanta hip-hop radio station Hot 107.9 FM.
The fight mars what otherwise seemed to be a rather smooth production.
Why can’t these performances stay performances and not seep into real life? It’s SHOW biz, y’all.
Update: That’s not all. Multiple sources who witnessed the fray confirmed to MTV News that Ross’ protégé Gunplay was also involved in fisticuffs with members of 50 Cent’s G-Unit camp. Gun was seen with visible wounds and a witness told us that the Miami MC was put into handcuffs and detained, but a separate source close to Gunplay told us that he was not arrested.
Most of the crowd inside the Atlanta Civic Center, where the taping took place were unaware of the drama that jumped off around the same time that A Tribe Called Quest, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes paid tribute to fallen music mogul Chris Lighty. 50 Cent and Fat Joe, who have quarreled repeatedly semed to have put their differences aside for the moment as they too appeared on stage to honor Lighty. Both Rick Ross and Jeezy also performed different sets during the award show.
New York DJ Funkmaster Flex took to Twitter to broadcast his account. “Jeezy and Rick Ross just had words backstage!! Pushing and shoving,” Flex wrote. “Shots fired in parking lot!!! Gunman arrested!!!”
Machine Gun Kelly also seemed to get caught up in the whirlwind as well. “Got mase in my eyes. That beef sh– just got real,” he tweeted.
Check out what DJ Drama had to say about the situation: