Dating back to ‘The Source,’ it has been a staple at Hip-Hop awards that the requisite fights pop off and shots are fired to prove that the artists are still “street.”
Though that caliber of foolishness should have played out with cassette tapes, apparently Young Jeezy and Rick Ross didn’t get the memo.
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A fight broke out backstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards tonight between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy that resulted in shots being fired .. sources at the awards tell TMZ.
According to our sources, Ross and Jeezy exchanged words backstage and started pushing and shoving each other. We’re told BET security and bodyguards for each of the rappers eventually separated the two.
Our sources on the scene say that after the fight had been broken up, a member of Rick Ross’ entourage pulled out a gun while in the parking lot and shots were fired.
We’re told Jeezy and Ross are still at the awards, which are being taped tonight in Atlanta and air next month.
We’re also told that 50 Cent got into it with a rapper named Gunplay, a protégé of Rick Ross.
Atlanta’s DJ Drama gives his account of fight below:
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