I dont know is it entertaining YES is it STUPID absolutely , no other award show , Country , Grammys , ect has so much drama has the hip hop awards , seems like people are really trying to take it back to the 90′s when we lost two of the greatest . Plain ignorance , now here is the thing if these guys had true beef with each other , there has to be a better way to handle it , YES I know some people get out of line and need to be slapped. but when guns come in and whole crews jumping a person ect at award shows thats when its going to far and BET you should no better keep crews seperated they should not interact in anyway that’s dumb on your part , and how the hell do these guys HAVE WEAPON IN THERE , you better start searching these so called stars I don’t care if they like it or not bc right now this award show is a bunch of clowns . Sad part is this was people like 2 Chainz time to shine Kendrick Lamar who are overshadowed by the ignorance . Get it together because your not doing enough hip hop award shows which means you might as well condone it for your ratings money in pockets or whatever reason.
These past two weeks have raised the question if fights at award shows are promotional vehicles or if it’s controversy’s biggest stage.
The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were held Saturday September 29 at the The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, and televised this week on the BET network. The awards show continued the highlighting Cyphers, with groupings of artists displaying their craft at its purist level. The event had performances from Rap superstars, on-stage truces, and even a few websites nominated for an award. However, most of what made headlines happened backstage and had very little do with the music itself.
The Role Of Fights In The 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards
This event in particular had so many different incidents of conflict, one might find it hard to keep up with what truly happened. The first news emerged of a crew-collission between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy. These two Def Jam Records label-mates and onetime collaborators have had a speculated beef for years over lyrics (Ross seemingly hitting below the belt on “Blowin’ Money Fast (B.M.F.),” Jeezyreciprocating with “Death B4 Dishonor”). At the award show itself they ran into each other backstage where the reports of pushing and shoving began. A team of guards intensely stepped in and stopped the altercation. The tussle moved to the parking lot, where gunshots were later heard and arrests were made. BET’s President of Music Programming Stephen Hill stated he acknowledged the fight between the two yet denies the gunshots that happened. Whether or true or not, attention was placed everywhere but the stage during the early live-tweeted reports from the show.
As if the fight with between two of the biggest stars in Rap wasn’t enough, the one that followed is when fights escalated and accusations flew off the freaking roof. Triple C’s member Gunplay was on the receiving end of a brutal attack by 50 Cent including getting his head bashed into a metal barricade. Several different sources from G-Unit affiliate Mike Knox to Gunplay himself have spoken out about this altercation. Knox, who is also a longtime Beanie Sigel affiliate, stated in a radio interview, “The only thing I can tell you is [Gunplay] was in the wrong place at the wrong time and he was acting a certain kinda way that he shouldn’t have been actin’ … So, he got dealt with … He got his ass kicked.” Gunplay has had quite a response to all of this since it occurring on Saturday, threatening to “gun down” his attackers. After turning himself into authorities this week for an unrelated incident, time will tell how this issue plays forward.