The 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards is currently tapping in Atlanta at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlantic Civic Center and will feature performances by 2 Chainz, T.I., Rick Ross and others. This year’s Mike Epps hosted show will also feature a tribute to the late great Chris Lighty (50 Cent, Fat Joe & Missy will be sharing the same stage). Rappers are back to fighting and shooting at award shows. Rick Ross and Young Jeezy just took their beef to the streets. Below is how TMZ is reporting the story:
“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. It is unclear if the man was arrested. We’re told Jeezy and Ross are still at the awards, which are being taped tonight in Atlanta and air next month.”
UPDATE 3: Now it is being reported that 50 Cent and Diddy got into it backstage.
UPDATE 2: It is also being reported that Gunplay and New York/G-Unit’s rapper and CEO 50 Cent got into a heated altercation.
UPDATE 1: Sources are reporting that Rick Ross’ right hand goon and artist Gunplay was the one who fired the shots. It has not been confirmed if he was arrested or not.
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