There’s no word on whether anyone was wounded from the shots, reportedly fired by a member of Ross’ entourage. According to TMZ and ATL Night Spots, the altercation started when Jeezy and Ross exchanged words backstage. That led to pushing and shoving, and security personnel and the rappers’ bodyguards eventually separated them.
The crowd backstage eventually made its way to the parking lot, where a member of Ross’ crew reportedly pulled a gun and fired several shots. The gunman was arrested, and Atlanta police locked down the building for a time. The awards continued after things calmed down.
Ross and Jeezy have been feuding for a couple of years, but before Saturday their beef had played out mostly through veiled disses in their music.
The BET Hip-Hop Awards are scheduled to air Oct. 9.