Bad Azz

Ray J Did NOT


3/22/2013 9:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guy on the receiving end of Ray J's fists this morning is rapper Bad Azz from Dogg Pound Gangsta, and he has a bad history with Ray.

Bad Azz tells TMZ ... he and Ray J used to be friends, but ended up in a blood feud a few years back after Ray J told Suge Knight B.A. was talking trash about him.  B.A. says Suge and his boys subsequently viciously jumped him.

Bad Azz admits he started the fight with Ray J by pounding on him.  He takes issue with our story that Ray J won the fight.  B.A. says it was a draw when security broke it up, adding, "I didn't have enough time."