News: 50 Cent Downplays BET Brawl: "I'm Up Thanking God For Another Day"
Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 9:50AM
Despite heating up the Internet last night with reports of getting into a physical altercation with Maybach Music Group's Gunplay, G-Unit's 50 Cent has now bigged up this weekend's BET Hip Hop Awards taping.
Rather than embrace the reported altercation, Fif applauded the effort of himself and ex-rival Fat Joe ending their beef.
"Good morning I'm up thanking God for another day .SMSaudio," he tweeted September 30th.
"BET awards were good last night the tribute went good it's a must see. @50cent @fatjoe on the same stage we made it happen. SMSaudio" (50 Cent's Twitter)
Reports of the messy incident hit the Internet late Saturday night.
During Saturday's (September 29) taping for BET's 2012 Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta Rozay and the Snowman reportedly got into a shoving match backstage before the scuffle spilled outside into the parking lot. Shots were fired and at least one man was said to be arrested. That's not all. Multiple sources who witnessed the fray confirmed to MTV News that Ross' protégé Gunplay was also involved in fisticuffs with members of 50 Cent's G-Unit camp. Gun was seen with visible wounds and a witness told us that the Miami MC was put into handcuffs and detained, but a separate source close to Gunplay told us that he was not arrested. (MTV)
Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, who previously made headlines for their renowned mysterious feud, reportedly performed during the evening taping.
Most of the crowd inside the Atlanta Civic Center, where the taping took place were unaware of the drama that jumped off around the same time that A Tribe Called Quest, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes paid tribute to fallen music mogul Chris Lighty. 50 Cent and Fat Joe, who have quarreled repeatedly semed to have put their differences aside for the moment as they too appeared on stage to honor Lighty. Both Rick Ross and Jeezy also performed different sets during the award show. (MTV)
Hours after the smoke settled, a police representative cleared up what exactly took place.
A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department tells TMZ, "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." Our sources maintain shots were fired. We're also told that 50 Cent got into it with a rapper named Gunplay, a protégé of Rick Ross. Can't we all just get along? (TMZ)