**Find the full list of 2012 BET Hip Hop Award winners linked below!
According to reports on TMZ, a fight broke out and shots were fired at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards Saturday night in Atlanta. For reasons unknown, nominees Rick Ross and Young Jeezy allegedly began arguing backstage; before long, the verbal altercation turned into physical contact, with Rick Ross and Young Jeezy reportedly “pushing and shoving each other”.
The two men were soon separated by security, and it does not appear they were thrown out of the venue. However, this is just the beginning of the story. Find out more on this developing story as well as the awards show itself below. You can also check out performer and nominee Rick Ross at a less eventful Hip Hop Awards just last year in our video above!
Shots Fired at 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards: Rick Ross and Young Jeezy Fight Turns Ugly
Though the Rick Ross and Young Jeezy fight appeared to be over, and the two hip hop stars went willingly back to their respective backstage corners, TMZ reports an unidentified “member of Rick Ross’ entourage” decided to go out into the parking lot, brandish a gun and fire shots into the dark Georgia night. (That’s actually our description of it, not TMZ’s.)
It seems a small miracle there have been no reports of injuries. We cannot confirm any arrests as of press time, but reports linked below indicate the gunman was taken into custody shortly after the whole shooting-of-guns-in-convention-center-parking-lots thing went down.
The seventh-annual BET Hip Hop Awards were held at Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center tonight, though fans will have to wait to watch them until they are televised on Oct. 9. Mike Epps hosted the ceremonies for the fourth year in a row.
Shots Fired at 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards: Was Rick Ross and Young Jeezy Fight Addressed On-Stage?
Viewers will have to wait awhile to find out if any reference to the fight or the gunshots was made by Epps or any other talent on-stage, but it’s pretty hard to imagine nobody mentioning it since it reportedly happened mid-way through the taping. Police stormed the room soon after, closing down the event. That usually doesn’t happen without a little warning. In this case, the warning would be shots fired in the parking lot – how do you not talk about that?!
Back to the awards…
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards Winners: The Show Must Go On…
The full list of 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards winners is available here on BET.com.
Leading the pack with 17 nominations, rapper Kanye West went into the evening with the most nods for this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards. Recognized for his work in each of his various roles, from artist to producer to director, Yeezy also earned attention for his recent collaboration with fellow hip hop mogul Jay-Z.
Update: West won six awards including Producer of the Year. Rapper 2 Chainz scored three awards, including Rookie of the Year. Find full list linked above.
(It’s been a busy week for Kanye – read about the Kanye West sex tapes scandal here.)
For a full list of 2012 nominations, click here. Watch BET on Oct. 9 (check local listings for time and channel) to see the show.