UPDATE: Rick Ross, Young Jeezy Brawl at 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards Ends in Arrest
A fight between Young Jeezy and Rick Ross ended with shots being fired at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards.
TMZ reports that the two rappers exchanged heated words backstage at the awards show, which is being taped today in Atlanta, but will air next month on BET. The exchange eventually led to a brawl in the parking lot that had BET security and bodyguards for the rappers intervene. Afterwards, It is believed that someone from Ross’ clique pulled out a gun and fired shots outside. Other reports claim that the man was simply in possession of a gun.
The suspected gunman was eventually arrested. As a result, the ceremony was shut down, but then started back up with heightened security. Both artists remain at the awards show, suggesting neither was the alleged gunman.
The Atlanta Police Department gave up more details about the scuffle at the BET Hip Hop Awards, and things don’t appear to be as serious as first presumed.
“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,” a spokesperson for the APD told TMZ. “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.”
News of the scuffle surfaced via Twitter earlier in the evening, with several people at the event tweeting about the incident that led to a momentary shutdown of the awards ceremony. “Shots fired in parking lot!!! Gunman arrested!!! Back to the show and Club later!!!” Funkmaster Flex had tweeted.
It is also now being reported that 50 Cent was caught up in the melee, and duked it out with Ross’ MMG cohort Gunplay.