Rick Ross and Young Jeezy clash at BET Hip Hop Awards taping in Atlanta [Video]

According to several sources, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy got into a physical altercation yesterday (Saturday September 29th) at the taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards held at the Atlanta Civic Centre.

UPDATE: Video from the incident has surfaced.

DJ Drama felt it was necessary to take to the airwaves to give his insight on the reported brawl, the DJ, who is on good terms with both parties, felt it was necessary to end his message on a more positive note. “It’s a culture we’re very invested in, that we all love…we do this for the best of our families and their well-being. I want everyone to be safe in the streets tonight.We came to our city tonight to celebrate our culture…the right way.’

Check out what he had to say on the incident below:

Drama was at the awards and saw Jeezy shortly before the altercation. Details on the incident are still sketchy, but he reports that the two rappers, who have a long history of animosity, crossed paths backstage (“backstage, small corridor”) and exchanged a few words before pushing and shoving broke out and security stepped in.

The DJ says, “Some words got exchanged. Heard some wassups. Seen security get a little hostile. A lot of big men started pushing and shoving. Some interesting conflict between Ross and Jeezy and it just went bad, it just went bad backstage.”

Whilst Drama confirms that an incident did occur, he also insists that no-one was hurt. “It is real, it did happen. All parties walked away unscathed, I can tell you that for sure. One party went one way, the other party went the other way.” He can’t confirm any allegations that the fight was continued in the parking lot, or that shots were fired outside. The Atlanta Police Department have told TMZ that they were called outside to break up a fight, and that they used OC spray in the process, but they have said that no shots were fired.

Check out some tweets from a few heads that were present…

It seems that the Maybach Music crew may have been at the centre of more than one incident. Multiple sources have told MTV News that Rick Ross’ MMG affiliate Gunplay was involved in some kind of fisticuffs with 50 Cent’s G-Unit associates. According to their report, Gunplay displayed visible wounds, with one source informing them that the Miami MC had been arrested and detained. Video footage of that incident has come to light which you can view below.

BET have now issued a statement…

“BET Networks works very hard to bring the best in entertainment to the city of Atlanta. For the past 7 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.”

Nonetheless, the incidents should not overshadow a night in which artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, Fat Joe, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes all appeared to honour the memory of the recently deceased Chris Lighty.