While everything went smooth onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards, backstage was a whole another story. Rapper Rick Ross went toe-to-toe with pint-sized rap newbie Kreayshawn and things got a little uncomfortable.

Rozay (and his entourage) had a few things to say to the 'Gucci Gucci' rapper for dissing him in a freestyle, then apologizing, then insulting him about his weight in a video posted on Ustream last week. The two parties collided backstage Sunday at the VMAs and started a verbal shouting match -- luckily, no fists were thrown.

In the mix of it all, Kreayshawn is standing behind her manager Stretch as he defended his client against Ross' taunts and his hulking bodyguard. "Oh my god -- VMA wildness," the female rapper said during the fracas. "Nobody likes Kreayshawn, but it's OK. We all have fun. We all have fun out here. Things are getting a little too serious, though. We had some jokes." Uh, judging by the video, no one was laughing, especially Ross.

Incredibly, in an interview with Billboard, Kreayshawn chalked up their verbal sparring match as gang violence. "Yeah I don't know, man. It's just gang violence," she says. "All that gang stuff I'm not a part of that."

Really, Kreayshawn? Is that your explanation behind the rumble backstage at the VMAs? We don't want to say anymore about this incident because we have to remain objective here. But for future reference Kray-Kray, please stick to rapping and not starting beefs.

Watch Rick Ross and Kreayshawn's Fight at the VMAs

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