BET RELEASES Statement On Rick Ross/Young Jeezy SCUFFLE Saying VIOLENCE Is Not CONDONED, 50 Cent Stays MUM On Brawl Deets
BET released a statement earlier today about last night's brawl at the 2012 BET HIP HOP Awards. Find out where the network stands on the incident inside and see what 50 Cent said when asked about the fight at the show......
We told you earlier about the brawl that broke out between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy at the 2012 BET HIP HOP Awards and now BET has released a statement about the incident. Earlier today, the network said,
"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."
Although conflicting reports have emerged about just what happened backstage and in the parking lot, according to an ATL police spokeman,
"Shortly after 7:15 pm Saturday, a fight broke out in the parking lot at the Atlanta Civic Center (where the BET Awards were being taped) between two groups. Atlanta Police Department officers on scene responded to break up the fight and used OC spray in the process. Individuals fled the scene. There were no arrests or reports of serious injuries. Reports of shots fired appear to be untrue."
There were also conflicting reports about 50 cent being involved in some type of altercation with a rapper named Gunplay but 50 was seemed to downplay the incidents from the show.
When asked what happened at the show, he simply replied, "They gave out awards." It seems like the rapper is moving in a more positive and peaceful direction and trying to avoid the drama or just not answer questions about it.
Watch the clip here: