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Rick Ross & Young Jeezy

Brawl at BET Awards

Shots Fired

9/29/2012 5:30 PM PDT UPDATED: 9/29/2012 8:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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.


A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department tells TMZ, "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." Our sources maintain shots were fired.

We're also told that 50 Cent got into it with a rapper named Gunplay, a protégé of Rick Ross. 

Can't we all just get along?

A rep for BET tells TMZ, "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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These rap artists and their entourages are very ignorant. Stop supporting them. Don't buy their music, go to their concerts, or watch their videos.

754 days ago

Dennis Johnson    

I heard that next year the NET awards will be held at the OK CORREL........... LOL.

754 days ago


These incidents continue to happen and the fools in media will continue to kiss up to these hip hop *******s and pretend they are talented entertainers and worthy of the spotlight.

The black urban culture is in a state of perpetual doom. Guilt-ridden white liberals and elitists, many blacks and media ignore this FACT. To call this out is not politically correct. Let's not offend the trouble makers, thugs and murderers.

The black crisis is ignored because too many people and industries (blacks included - Jesse, Al, Spike Lee) are making millions on black "victimhood", crime, ignorance, non existent family structure and racism cries. Pathetic and disgusting.

754 days ago


I don’t condone this behavior…. As a matter of fact, I dispise this type of behavior. BUT! The question is “why do so many people act as if bad elements ONLY exist among black people!!!???”

Less than 24 hours, nearly 350 comments, and more than 8,500 tweets have went out from the TMZ website about this story already!

Since July, there were only 54 comments and 162 tweets generated from TMZ's article coverage of The Dark Knight Massacre, when James Holmes walked into a crowded movie theater and killed 12 INNOCENT people, INCLUDING A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL!

Hmmm... I wonder why the huge difference in the amount of attention between these two incidents???? Maybe if the Dark Knight perpetrator had been a "RAPPER" the story would have got as much attention as the BET fiasco on this website???

754 days ago


if this was in the outback 40 with the mulls around and camp fire going this would of never happen.

754 days ago


How very predictable. My fellow black people, when will this stop? One of them probably looked at the other "funny".

754 days ago


LANZOH: This is not a "Black Thang"

Violence exists in EVERY community and among all groups of people in this great country. There are bad elements in all walks of life. Contrary to what we've been socially conditioned to believe, black people are not the only perpetrators of violent acts! TRUST THAT!

754 days ago


These people - why am I NOT surprised.

754 days ago

Dark Vader    

Please stupid ass white people give me a break ,yall asses act like yall dont do no wrong last time i checked its alot of yall in jail ,like for chlid rape etc etc shooting up schools etc etc none of yall dont know what happen if you got beef then you got beef

754 days ago


I guess they were fighting over whose the worst rapper

754 days ago


In rap hip hop top names always die of drive by shootings. top stars in rock n roll die of drug overdoses. it is shame!

754 days ago


All staged. These lame guys just want some free publicity to sell records.

754 days ago


damn they try gunplay

754 days ago


So dumb. Rappers need to get over themselves.

754 days ago


Tired of violence with our on kind... Smh

754 days ago
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