Footage Released Of Rick Ross & Young Jeezy Fight At BET Hip-Hop Awards
UPDATE: Shots were fired and arrests were made after the feud between Def Jam Records' Rick Ross and Young Jeezy finally came to a clash.
Two of Def Jam Records' biggest acts fought tonight at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, according to HOT 97's Funkmaster Flex. Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, along with their respective Maybach Music and CTE entourages first exchanged words, before things got physical, according to eye-witness Flex. "Pushing and shoving" is what the veteran deejay reported via Twitter, before the fight escalated.
The backstage tussle moved to the parking lot of the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. The exit included Ross and Jeezy, according to a report on Complex.com. There, gunshots were heard, and eye-witnesses reported a police arrest. During the fight, Bad Boy Records artist Machine Gun Kelly reportedly was maced.
Jeezy and Rick Ross just had words backstage!! Pushing and shoving!!!— Funk Flex !!!!!(@funkmasterflex) September 29, 2012
Beef just spread to the parking lot!!!— Funk Flex !!!!!(@funkmasterflex) September 29, 2012
Shots fired in parking lot!!! Gunman arrested!!! Back to the show and Club later!!!— Funk Flex !!!!!(@funkmasterflex) September 29, 2012
During this fight, the awards taping was suspended and the venue was reportedly held on lockdown. The lockdown suspended soon after, according to accounts, where Ross took the stage.
Onetime collaborators, and label-mates for nearly seven years, this is an ongoing feud between the Southern stars dating back til at least 2010.
UPDATE: TMZ has released footage of Rick Ross and Young Jeezy's brawl yesterday at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards. In the clip, police can be seen trying to mediate the fight between camps, and DJ Khaled and DJ Drama are shown on camera. The camps are shown exiting into the parking lot at the end. Watch the clip below.