Rick Ross, Young Jeezy Collide Backstage At BET Hip-Hop Awards, Shots Fired?

Rick Ross and Young Jeezy

Southern rap superstars, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, finally clashed on Saturday evening (September 29), when they spotted each other backstage at the 2012 BET Hop-Hop Awards in Atlanta, says reports and eye witnesses.

Despite working with one another in the past, Rozay and Jeezy haven’t been on the best terms over the last several years… and it finally came to a head at the annual awards show. According to Funkmaster Flex, who tweeted about the incident, the rivals (and their entourages) had an exchange backstage at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center venue, things got physical, and then spilled over into the parking lot where gunshots were fired.

“Jeezy and Rick Ross just had words backstage!! Pushing and shoving!!!” Flex wrote (@FunkmasterFlex). “Beef just spread to the parking lot!!!”

“Shots fired in parking lot!!! Gunman arrested!!! Back to the show and Club later!!!” he concluded.

Atlanta police were called to the scene. According to the Associated Press, police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. in the backstage area of the awards show, held at a downtown civic center. Despite Flex’s claims, Campos said there were no shots fired. He also said there were no injuries.

During the fiasco, Bad Boy signee Machine Gun Kelly was sprayed with mace in the parking lot. It’s unclear how MGK was, or if, he was involved or got sprayed at press time. Ross and Jeeyz have not tweeted about the incident as well.

BET released a statement regarding the issue, saying they don’t condone the actions of either rapper, nor do they condone violence in any manner.

“BET Networks works very hard to bring the best in entertainment to the city of Atlanta. For the past seven 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 said in an official statement. BET Networks does not condone any type of violence. Local authorities are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. Despite the actions of a few the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards embodied the true spirit of hip-hop and was not impacted at all by any incidents.”

The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards will air on Tuesday, October 9 at 8P/7C on BET.

Following the show, DJ Drama hopped on his Hot 107.9 show, Gangsta Grillz Radio, explaining what he saw (see below)… claiming Ross and Jeezy walked away unscathed.

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