Footage of the infamous scuffle between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy backstage at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards has surfaced online. TMZ posted a grainy smart phone video capturing the moments after both parties met in the hallway at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.
Though the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards was supposed to a night of celebration, it quickly turned into a night of violence and terror for two camps. Rick Ross' entourage and Young Jeezy's crew reportedly got into a heated battle -- that may or may not have culminated in gunshots.
Kanye West dominated the hip-hop world in 2012 and was rewarded with a whopping 17 nominations for the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards. West's 17 nods are amazing considering the show only has 19 total categories.
Maybach Music Group honcho Rick Ross and his team of spitters made an impressive run through their cypher at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. MMG maybe the newest rap label in the game, but after viewing their freestyles they all sound like noble veterans.
Lyrical freestyles, in which a rapper spits unconventional rhymes off the top of his head, is an art form in itself. But no one took the art of freestyling higher than Eminem and his motley crew of lyricists Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Tonight, the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards aired, and some artists went home with trophies while others were left empty-handed. One of the biggest winners tonight was Chris Brown, who won Best Hip-Hop Video and the Viewers' Choice Award for 'Look at Me Now,' which he recorded with Lil Wayne (who also won Lyricist and Performer of the Year) and Busta Rhymes (who took home an award for his mile-a-minute verse on Breezy's track).
Old-school rap veteran Heavy D closed out the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards ceremony with a special performance that took audiences back in time to '90s. Behind a sign that read "The Return of the Big Cool," Heavy D control the crowd with his infectious wordplays.
Laurieann Gibson, whose name you should recognize, since she is Lady Gaga's choreographer, presented the award for the Best Club Banger at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards. She was certainly the appropriate choice for handing out the award for the song that makes you wanna shake it!
Veteran rapper LL Cool J received the prestigious I Am Hip-Hop Award during the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards telecast. The Queens, N.Y. native was recognized for his long-standing career in rap. Beginning with his 1985 hits 'I Can't Live Without My Radio' and 'Rock the Bells,' LL has been rocking the mic for nearly three decades.
Big Sean and Roscoe Dash might be new names to the rap game, but they held their own during their collaborative performance at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards. The duo hit the stage in ATL to perform 'I Do It' and Big Sean's new single 'Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay,' which features Kanye West on the recorded version of the track.
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