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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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anyone can pull a trigger...... be a real man!

720 days ago


HATERS! The more diverse the country becomes the more prehistoric you become!

720 days ago


Where is an on-target drone strike when you need one. We could have had some really good news for TMZ.

720 days ago


What do you expect from trash? Really? It's news when they behave themselves, not when they start fights (which they probably then ran like hell from) and have "associates" pull guns out.

720 days ago


Was Suge Knight caught in the crossfire? No? Damn.

720 days ago


Who are these idiots? I guess they needed some publicity. Firing a few guns got them lots of it though. They are idiots! Did you ever hear about Aretha Franklin shooting at Gladys Knight? George Michael firing shots at Boy George? Olivia Newton John trying to gun down Crystal Gayle? Ronnie Milsap blindly shooting at Stevie Wonder? Madonna firing at Lady GaGa? Ok, maybe that could happen, but only verbally. If you have talent, then you have talent. Killing someone doesn't give you more talent. It just proves that you had no talent to begin with and thought you needed to try to do way with people you thought were better than you.

720 days ago


"artists"? lol

720 days ago


Good thing everyone had their obamaphones and could call 911.

720 days ago

Jay W.     

These guys look related. Bald bearded fools.

720 days ago


Black males make up less than 7 percent of the population in America but are responsible for 80 percent of all violent crimes and that's right from the FBI statistics.

720 days ago



Here's to hoping they remove each other from the airbreathers.

720 days ago


Marvin Gaye would not be impressed!

720 days ago

the return of Pinhead    


720 days ago


Get real people. Stop acting like black people are the only group of people who create chaos. Maybe it didn't happen at the Country Music Awards, but!:

July 20, 2012: James Holmes, walks into a Colorado movie theater and kills 12 INNOCENT people, wounding 58.

January 8, 2011, Tuscon AZ: Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and 18 other people including a 9 year old girl in a supermarket parking lot.

March 10, 2009: Kinston, AL, Geneva County massacre, Michael Kenneth McLendon goes on a rampage killing 9 adults and 2 children, then burned down his mother’s home

July, 2007, Steven Hayes /Joshua Komisarjevsky, invaded an innocent families home, bludgeoned and bound the father, then raped and set afire his 11 year old and 17 year old daughters, after raping and killing their mom. They also recorded the rape of the children on their cell phones. The victims died with their hands bound behind their backs and pillow cases over their heads. The family’s home invasion and torture lasted 7 hours that day.

April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City: Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people. Nineteen of them were children who were younger than 6 years of age. More than 680 people were also injured. Nearly 324 buildings and 86 cars were burned within a sixteen-block radius, causing more than $652 million in damage.

Let’s not forget Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and many many more.

All of the aforementioned perpetrators were white! And yet, never do we hear of anyone associating their savage crimes against humanity as if they are common attributes to be expected of ALL Caucasians’.

There are evil and idiots in every walk of life, and across all racial borders! Why is it then that every time some idiot who happens to be African-American, causes a ruckus and a display of bad behavior, they are automatically assigned as the poster child for all of black America!!!??? SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME!!!

720 days ago


You can take the boy out of the hood but you can never take the hood out of the boy. It is time these idiots grow the f up. They should be celebrating their successes and all they can do is act like cowards. These should be men but they are so ignorant they will always be boys.

720 days ago
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