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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.

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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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croc    

MAYHEM-every time these people get together.
no, i dont mean black people, i mean rap ''artists''.

693 days ago
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scoopie    

They're doing more harm to themselves than poverty ever does.

693 days ago
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Danny    

This never happens at the CMT's. Things like this does help the Rap Industy

693 days ago
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Larry    

These pinheads need to set their individual egos aside for their own good. There are millions of kids out there who look up to them.

693 days ago
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Jballs     

This is what happens when you get a bunch of rappers in the same room.

693 days ago
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Piper    

And the Blacks wonder why people discriminate. Gangster hip hop crap music. Bling hanging off every part of their bodies. They talk like un educated hoodlums and now shooting up the place. Good luck trying to change the world hahaha.

693 days ago
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queen love    

Whatcha talkin' about Willis?

693 days ago
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lolzatyou    

B1tch made muthaf*ckers....can't defend themselves, too afraid of actually going to jail instead of rapping about it so they have the tough guys in their entourage doing work for them... I am a fan of hip hop but these guys these days are just clown asses who actually only put their hands on women

693 days ago
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jackmama311    

can't go anywhere, stupid people are everywhere!

693 days ago
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Jade    

I hate the hip-hop culture. I also hate that so many black people want to define it as "their" culture, as if that is what a black person is.

This isn't what being black is -- this is what being immature and a wannabe-thug is.

693 days ago
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Hollywierd_gurl    

STUPID!! Why does this keep happening w/ these rap artists?? They are supposed to be "artists", but they think they're gansters (translation, gangstas). Why is that??? Seriously, why?

693 days ago
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Dee0709    

Whaaat? A group of thugged out hoodlums gather in the same building and there's social unrest? Get the f*** outta here. No class in the rap community..what a shocker.

693 days ago
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DrLoveToe    

You thought it.. Now look at the picture...are we surprised?

693 days ago
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TMZ_Admin    

Good thing the WET Awards never have this level of violence.

693 days ago
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nonameman    

idiots!

693 days ago
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