BET Hip-Hop Awards: Footage of Rick Ross and Young Jeezy Brawl Hits the Internet (Video)
Video of the alleged brawl between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy at Saturday's BET Hip-Hop Awards has hit the Web.
The feud between the two Def Jam artists reportedly came to blows -- and possibly gunfire -- during the taping of the show in Atlanta.
TMZ on Sunday posted video that shows the chaos backstage, with security guards stepping in to break up the fight. Ross, who is shirtless, is seen yelling and then being escorted away. Security intervenes as the person Ross is yelling at tries to follow. (Watch the video below.)
Ross and Young Jeezy were once collaborators, but have been involved in a feud for the past several years.
Saturday's confrontation between the men’s entourages escalated from words to “pushing and shoving,” reported HipHop Dx, citing on-the-scene tweets from HOT 97's Funkmaster Flex.
Complex reported that the fight moved to the parking lot, with the sound of gunshots and a police arrest of a gunman following. Machine Gun Kelly tweeted he was injured in the fracas: "Got mase in my eyes. That beef shit just got real outside."
The awards show taping was reportedly put on pause and the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center was locked down. The awards resumed soon after, and Ross is said to have made an appearance onstage to perform “Hold Me Back” and “Ice Cold." It's unclear whether this happened before or after the alleged brawl, though multiple people claiming to be at the show have tweeted Ross appeared after.
TMZ reported that an Atlanta Police Department spokesperson confirmed there was a fight, but said no arrests were made.
BET later issued a statement that read: "BET Networks works very hard to bring the best in entertainment to the city of Atlanta. For the past seven 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."
The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards air Oct. 9.