Rick Ross and Young Jeezy Fight At Awards Ceremony (Video)
The two rap stars were in attendance at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, where they clashed and their altercation was recorded on camera.
The people, who witnessed the brawl, later told the media that Ross and Jeezy came face-to-face backstage and soon their tempers flared up. Thankfully, BET security officials and local policemen were present to stop the conflict from escalating any further and so the two camps got dispersed with the sole casualty being a mirror.
It could have been really ugly though as both the stars' crews were allegedly armed and according to TMZ, one of Ross' people fired shots in the air while leaving the arena.
The Atlanta Police Department's representative later told the press: "Shortly after 7:15 pm Saturday, a fight broke out in the parking lot at the Atlanta Civic Center (where the BET Awards were being taped) between two groups. Atlanta Police Department officers on scene responded to break up the fight and used OC spray in the process. Individuals fled the scene. There were no arrests or reports of serious injuries. Reports of shots fired appear to be untrue."
Despite the police's denial, TMZ is adamant that a handgun was used although no one got injured.
DJ Drama, who also attended the award ceremony, mentioned the brawl in his radio program but couldn't verify the 'shots fired' story.
He recalled: "Some words got exchanged. There were some 'What's ups.' Security got hostile. [There was] some interesting conflict between Ross and Jeezy and it just went bad backstage. I'm assuming that there is no way BET thought that these guys were gonna run into each other. Definitely not. All parties walked away unscathed that's for sure. One party went one way, one party went the other. All this stuff about shots getting fired. I can't confirm any of that. I left."
BET management's stance on the subject was: "BET Networks works very hard to bring the best in entertainment to the city of Atlanta. For the past 7 years BET has celebrated the true art form of Hip Hop. Due to some misjudgment of select attendees, it is unfortunate that certain incidents took place. BET Networks does not condone any type of violence. Local authorities are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible."
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