You’re Killin’ Me: Gunplay, Jeezy & Ross
How convenient for me. Last week I spoke about hip-hop’s musical image, and this week, to my writing pleasure, Gunplay decided to get wild at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. But it didn’t stop there. Mr. Gunplay went on TMZ Live on Monday and talked about wanting to snap 50 Cent’s neck. Gun’ I know you want to kill 50, but guess who you’re already killin? Me. Damn homie, in High School, you must’ve been the man, homie! I guess this is the reason teachers tell students to stay away from drugs. Drugs are bad m’kay. Gunplay, you’re killin’ me. But hold up, Gunplay’s melee with 50’s crew was only 1 of 2 fights at the BET Awards. Let me catch up, Gunplay, Jeezy, Ross, you’re killin’ me.
So why did Mr. Gunplay decide to start a 5-on-1 brawl with 50’s crew? Because he wanted to redeem himself since he’s always wanted to punch 50’s face. Hey, I wish I was making this up but he said this in two separate interviews. He says that he got jumped, but we believe him right, because he’s an angel, and was just minding his own business? Gunplay reminds me of the Middle Schooler fighting in the playground because he dropped his apple sauce on the cafeteria floor. Except, I don’t know if Gunplay started scrapping because brains fried his drugs or because he’s seeking attention. Either way, he’s killin’ me.
Unfortunately, Gunplay’s melee was only half of BET’s troubles. Jeezy and Ross also got into a brawl backstage at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. These two fighting is somewhat more justified since these two go way back with their beef. The thing that kills me is the fact that Ross and Jeezy are both grown dudes in their mid-30’s fighting like a bunch of toddlers. Award shows are a celebration of one’s achievements. It’s shameful how some rappers can’t even act civilized for a few hours. To quote Jay’s “22 Two’s,” our community “don’t know how to go in places and act properly.” Can’t we all just get along? Also, shout out to the guy filming the Jeezy-Ross fight. I didn’t know that potatoes could record in 360p.
One fight is normal per say, but two fights at the same award show? What’s Rick Ross feeding his MMG crew? They walked into the Atlanta Civic Center wanting to destroy everything in their path. This is why no one ever respects hip-hop. Rappers can’t even act like professionals at award shows. To advance musically, we have to advance culturally first. Hip-Hop is very “macho,” and it’s all about who’s bigger and badder. Lately, we’ve been seeing a change with rappers like Hopsin, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar. We can all act tough because that’s what makes hip-hop different and better but everything changes when people actually start getting violent. It’s not even justified either. Gunplay fought because he didn’t like 50’s face, and Ross and Jeezy fought because of some beef that nobody really cares about. I tell you what, instead of fighting over beef, Ross should’ve ate it and it would’ve been over right there? Hilarious jokes aside, Gunplay, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, you’re killin’ me. Don’t you kids know not to fight on field trips?