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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
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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.


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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OC Spray = Oleoresin Capsi*** or, pepper spray

563 days ago


Things like this just seem to never end.It all boils down to the Streets and staying aware and knowing when and where to be and how to get out o a jam.I read this

563 days ago


Until BET, itself, takes serious steps to discourage these incidents, they will continue, PERIOD!!! In fact, they should make attendance "INVITATION ONLY" and the attendees who have caused incidents in the past -- WON'T BE INVITED BACK, PERIOD!!! There's a "TIME" and "PLACE" for everything and these people need to LEARN SOME MANNERS!!!

563 days ago


Why in the world do they keep having these things, the producers know this is going to happen . You can't put a bunch of Ghetto people in a room together and expect them to play nice . They all walk around throwing out the "respect" word and none of them have no idea what it really means. Plus their so call music sounds like **** !

563 days ago

Tired Of The Fake    

Rappers like Young Jeezy and 50 cent are tired of these fake ass ***** ass rappers like Lil Wayne Hiding behind Baby, Rick Ross with his FAKE persona, and Drakes subliminal hard talk...i know its all about money but if PAC was around he'd be riding on these *****s all day...

563 days ago


brothas be slippin" . where the guns at? Rick Ross prolly ate them. Hoax and Chains suckas.

563 days ago


The whole music industry is f-cked, but these clown rappers and hip-hop artists really do take themselves more seriously than people in any other genre. Making obscene music, setting a bad example and being thugs and crooks should result in immediate fall from grace, no excuses made or any more rewarding or coddling of crap behavior. But that isn't how it works, I see, as these guys and their idiot entourage will get away with a slap on the wrist, Chris Brown still has millions of female fans, etc. etc. Unfortunate.

563 days ago


Gee I love black on black crime amongst the rappers...makes for good entertainment...

563 days ago



563 days ago


Yeah, the racist people comment when it's a black person! Did they comment about the Colorado shooter who was white? I don't think that these men should be fighting and shooting especially at an awards show.

563 days ago


they'er no different from any living thing . they have differences like most living things. they chose violence, some fall victim to nature. most understand that this is not the way to behave. nothing new under the sun. we are human not perfect.

563 days ago


This is a major concern for our race, we must look at this in a real life situation. This is why we are judge the way we are among all nations and races, how can you get mad at others calling you a savage when you are acting like this. I just say to all my Black Kings stand up and take your places your time of sitting back and doing nothing for your own race has come. Our Heavenly Father is now preparing you. We black women want our Real Men to stand forward, we have and always will stand behind you.

563 days ago


First of all, the rappers do not represent all blacks, and it would be shameful to thing that all black youth is looking up to this gang of thugs. Don't get it twisted.

562 days ago


Civilize people in a civilize world, what can we have?

562 days ago


Shots fired at the n*gger award show. Gee, what a surprise.

562 days ago
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