Atlanta’s DJ Drama has offered his take on last weekend’s publicized G-Unit/Gunplay brawl and what precautions BET can make at next year’s Hip Hop Awards.
In Drama’s perspective, better planning of artists’ trailers could likely decrease the chances of future altercations.
“No, I had to leave to go to the radio station. I wasn’t there for none of that,” Drama said when asked about the fight. “I just heard it was a fight. I watched some of the footage so I saw what everyone else saw. Once again, these are grown men and they have differences. They’re placed within a small space, so it’s tough. Next year, everyone’s trailers should be a little more spaced out. It was a very close environment.” (Complex)
This week, Bad Boy Records’ Machine Gun Kelly applauded the way Gunplay took his licks.
“It’s hip-hop, sh–‘s gonna happen, I’m far from a saint. I’ve fought with regular people who try to sue me,” he said. “Regardless of the outcome, a celebrity is not gonna sue me. That mother—er Gunplay got balls, man,” he continued. “What do you expect for him to whoop on five huge dudes, whose job it is to whoop on mother—ers? If one of them came after me, I’ma get my a** whooped, but I still got balls.” (MTV)
Footage of Gunplay’s publicized beatdown hit the Internet this week.
A video has surfaced showing rapper Gunplay getting his head slammed into a metal barricade outside the BET Awards Sunday night in Atlanta — and it appears 50 Cent was part of the violent mob. The clip shows 50 in the parking lot with his crew — and out of nowhere, a massive brawl breaks out … with rapper Gunplay on the receiving end of a ferocious attack. Gunplay weathered the initial onslaught and managed to fight back, even though he was largely outnumbered. It’s hard to see in the shaky footage if 50 threw a punch — or got involved at all — but someone can be heard on camera saying, “That was 50 fighting too!” Gunplay called in to TMZ Live Monday, saying 50 Cent was involved in the action … but was “hiding behind security.” (TMZ)
G-Unit affiliate Mike Knox detailed what all really happened during the melee a couple days ago.
“You keep attaching 50’s name to the situation because you know that’s the only way you’re gonna get press,” Knox said in an interview. “He was running from an a** whooping — he was saying I was security, he was saying I was a security guard. I don’t know where he got that. I guess he felt like I was security because I d*mn near broke my hand on him — when people are fighting, they usually pepper spray the person that’s the most aggressive or the biggest person and I was the biggest person. So, he wasn’t pepper sprayed at the time.” (Hot 107.9)
Check out the fight footage below: