BET Awards Show Halted Temporarily by Feud, Gunfire

Rappers Rick Ross (left) and Young Jeezy had a confrontation at a BET Awards taping Saturday night (Photos: Getty Images)

A feud between two hip-hop stars evolved into a parking lot donnybrook that temporarily halted production on the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta Saturday night, according to various stories appearing on Sunday morning.

The origin of the alleged “beef” between rappers Rick Ross and Young Jeezy (and members of their respective entourages) was not specified in the stories, such as this one on, the Hollywood Reporter Web site.

But whatever the feud was about, the two stars reportedly exchanged words backstage during the taping of the awards telecast (scheduled to air Oct. 9 on BET). The confrontation apparently moved outdoors and at least one witness said shots were fired.

“Beef just spread to the parking lot!!!” read one of the Tweets posted by the alleged witness, who appeared to be the New York radio personality known as Funkmaster Flex. There was at least one arrest, according to the witness, whose tweets are quoted in the THR story. Neither Ross nor Jeezy were arrested.

However, while production was halted for a time, the show did eventually continue, and Ross even performed, the THR story said.

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