BET Issues Statement Addressing Hip-Hop Award Fights
The BET Hip-Hop Awards didn’t exactly go as planned for the BET network. Violence tainted the show when a brawl between Young Jeezy and Rick Ross broke out backstage. Afterwards, Gunplay got into a fist fight with someone from 50 Cent’s crew. Earlier reports even reported gun shots being fired, but TMZ has since shot down the rumors.
BET has now issued a statement addressing last night’s events. Read what they have to say after the break.
“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.
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. Tune in on Tuesday, October 9, 8P/7C to watch the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards.”