Some of hip-hop’s biggest stars hit the stage at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 taping in Atlanta on Saturday, but the real action was backstage. Rick Ross and Young Jeezy were reportedly involved in a brawl.
According to TMZ, a fight broke out between the Miami MC and Atlanta rapper that may have resulted in shots being fired. Eyewitnesses saw them exchange heated words backstage before pushing and shoving one another. Bodyguards and BET security eventually stepped in to break things up.
After things calmed down, a member of Rozay’s entourage allegedly pulled out a gun in the parking lot and shots were fired. The rappers, who are both signed to Def Jam, have had beef in the past with each taking thinly-veiled shots at one another on their records.
The show went on as planned and Ross performed with his MMG signee Omarion. It will air Tuesday, October 9, at 8 p.m.
The BET Hip Hop Awards are no stranger to controversy. Five years ago, T.I. was arrested before the show on gun charges.