The fourth annual Dirty Awards in Atlanta ended Monday night (November 24) with violence, when two separate altercations took place better local rapper Shawty Lo and members of T.I.’s Grand Hustle camp, reports AllHipHop.com.
According to the site, Shawty Lo performed his version of the Grand Hustle artist Yung L.A.’s “Ain’t I,” with his own version “Don’t I,” which resulted in an audience member — identified by an eyewitness as Capitol recording artist Alfamega — allegedly throwing a chair onto the stage.
Immediately following the chair toss, another Grand Hustle artist reportedly stormed the stage, sparking a fight. Security followed by breaking up the fight.
Shortly after, T.I. himself took the stage to accept an award — following a reported private conversation with Shawty Lo backstage, in which the two deaded their long-running beef, reports AHH.
T.I., while on stage, denounced the evening’s violence, and assured audience members that he did not condone the incident.
T.I. then took the stage to perform his verse from “Ain’t I,” followed by yet another incident in which a member of Grand Hustle jumped off the stage, into the crowd, and assaulted a man that witnesses said was Shawty Lo’s brother.
Security and police broke up the melee using pepper spray, and then shut down the awards ceremony, while the audience was evacuated.
Stay tuned as this story develops. A video of one of the incidents can be seen on YouTube.