This year’s BET Hip Hop Awards provided the answers as to why it continues to be difficult for black people to over-come. In case if you haven’t heard, there was a scuffle between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, followed by a rumble between Gunit and Rapper Gunplay(member of Rick Ross’ entourage). During the night of all the altercations, added to that was reported gun shots in the parking lot. In regards to the altercations and the gun shot rumor, BET has released this statement:
To the BET Family: As you all know, the BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2012 taped in Atlanta, GA over the weekend. And while the show had many fantastic moments, including the much awaited cyphers and an extremely powerful tribute to Chris Lighty, the event was marred by a few incidents where talent and members of their entourages acted completely inappropriately.
I know how hard we all work to bring the best in Hip Hop to Atlanta every year, and I was disappointed to see any violence at all take place – especially in our house. We don’t condone violence, and it is not tolerated at any of our events or shows.
On a positive note, the Atlanta police department and our internal security team responded quickly and appropriately. Additionally, no BET Network employees were involved or injured. I would also like to clarify that there were no shots were fired, regardless of reports to the contrary.
Did you get a chance to see the show ?