Young Jeezy and Rick Ross long-simmering feud hit a boil over the weekend when the two rappers ran into each other at the BET Hip-Hop Awards taping in Atlanta. The two rappers were said to have shared heated words when they met backstage, and eventually crews got involved and the scuffle spilled out into the parking lot.
As Hot 97’s revered DJ Funkmaster Flex reported live from the scene, breathlessly (though sans bomb-drops) via Twitter:
Initial reports of gunshots seem to be untrue, and Atlanta Police Department tell TMZ that “no arrests or reports of serious injuries” were made. Ross’ gruffer protege Gunplay claims to have been pepper sprayed and to have had his chain stolen by members of 50 Cent‘s G-Unit, however.
The two heavyweight rappers used to be good, both signed to Def Jam and down to hop on a remix or two together. Things went sour when Ross hit big with his 2010 banger “B.M.F. (Blow Money Fast),” an ode to kingpin Big Meech and his B.M.F. crew — a crew Jeezy used to actually run with. Apparently peeved, Jeezy went on to record a “B.M.F.” of his own called “Death Before Dishonor.” Jeezy used the song to ask rather pointedly: “How you blowin’ money fast, you don’t know the crew? Oh you part of the fam, sh*t I never knew.” At first both kept it cool, but over the years tension between the two and their respective crews has mounted, apparently reaching a breaking point on Saturday. Here’s to hoping that they keep it in the booth from here on out.
BET has meanwhile apologized, writing the drama off as “misjudgment of select attendees” and making clear that they do not “condone any type of violence.” As you can see in the slideshow below, the rest of the show was a good time and we are eager to catch Jeezy and Ross’s performances, the buzzed about Chris Lighty tribute and 50 Cent and Fat Joe’s reunion when the show airs on October 9th.