|Def Jam rappers involved in a fight at BET Hip-Hop Awards. Rappers Rick Ross (left) and Young Jeezy (right) got into a heated confrontation between their respective camps. Media mogul Jay-Z (center) was instrumental in signing them to Def Jam in 2004 and they've both went on to become successful (and yes controversial) entertainers. Both rappers write songs about cocaine dealing and gun play. Matt Drudge, the notorious race-baiter is going after Jay-Z and Young Jeezy because of President Barack Obama's association with them.|
To quote the words of Young Jeezy: My President Is Black!
Rick Ross appears under Def Jam Records.
Young Jeezy appears under Def Jam Records.
Jay-Z appears under Roc-A-Fella Records/Roc Nation, LLC.
Okay, Rick Ross (aka The Boss, Rick Rozay or Maybach Untouchable) is the top billing hip-hop artist this year and his record label Maybach Music Group has became the newest cult following among the hip-hop stans. Ross borrowed the name from a former drug kingpin who rose to prominence in the late 1980s. The rapper established his hip-hop collective with rappers Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, Gunplay and even R & B singer Omarion.
Okay, Young Jeezy (aka Snowman/Tha Trappa) is the former drug dealer from the streets of Atlanta who rose to fame after joining the hip-hop collective Boyz 'N Da Hood. The defunct rap collective was started by Sean "Puffy" Combs through a recruitment of five Southern based rappers with unique backgrounds. He appeared as the guy in the Icy video by fellow Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane and then broke out on his own with his Thug Motivation albums. He is a member of the hip hop group United Streets Dopeboyz of America (USDA) and a former member of BMF (Black Mafia Family). He began his career in 2001 under an independent label and joined Boyz 'N Da Hood in 2005 before striking it out on his own.
I wish I had cable. I would of love to see the BET Awards. Alas, I'm stuck to hearing about it through channels like WorldStarHipHop, SOHH.com, Allhiphop.com, The Huffington Post and The Drudge Report.
Well the Drudge Report's reason to linking this article! The presidential shout out to Young Jeezy!
This year at the National Correspondents Dinner, President Barack Obama joked about being as gangster as Young Jeezy when it comes to getting things done. That lit up the internet and Young Jeezy was surprised and even thankful for his shout out!
Once again you'll hear stuff about Young Jeezy being one of "Obama's sons!"
You'll hear the word salad from conservatives or even White supremacists. They'll use words like "gang bangers", "Niggers", "Obama", "Holder", "monkeys", "hate rap", "Romney", and "coons".
You'll see either Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity or the mighty Rush Limbaugh look upon this as the reasons to why President Barack Obama must be defeated.
The Daily Mail is where Drudge linked the article and I'll share a few insights to how this started and offer an honest opinion of hip-hop awards shows in general.
Shots were allegedly fired on Saturday night outside the taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta following a shoving match that broke out backstage between rappers Young Jeezy and Rick Ross.
According to TMZ sources, the two performers exchanged heated words during the ceremony and started pushing each other before their bodyguards and BET security intervened and separated the two men.
But that was apparently not the end of the incident. According to eyewitnesses, soon afterwards a member of Ross's entourage went to the parking lot of the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center and pulled out a gun, firing several shots.
According to the Atlanta Police Department, neither Young Jeezy nor Rick Ross was arrested in connection to the altercation.
Rick Ross (William Roberts III), 36, and Young Jeezy, 34 (Jay Jenkins), have not enjoyed a good relationship in the past, but lately the two appeared to be on good terms.
Rick Ross newest protege Gunplay got into a feud with 50 Cent's G-Unit camp later that night.
Entertainment Weekly reports that BET released a statement that said, “BET Networks works very hard to bring the best in entertainment to the city of Atlanta. For the past seven years BET has celebrated the true art form of hip-hop. Due to some misjudgment of select attendees, it is unfortunate that certain incidents took place. BET Networks does not condone any type of violence. Local authorities are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.”
The awards, which were hosted by Mike Epps, will air on Oct. 9 on BET.
Okay my opinion of this.
These rappers are entertainers. It's apparently "street cred" for these individuals who make trouble. They have to keep up their image in order to make themselves successful.
Rick Ross and Young Jeezy are both dumbass rappers for the very fact they allowed their petty feud become the news. The Drudge Report is looking for anything to inspire angry white men to vote against President Barack Obama.
The angry white male is drenched in hate of a growing minority, cultural differences, urban crime, illegal immigration, gays becoming more powerful, and the likelihood of President Barack Obama winning reelection.
Anything that involves hip-hop is directly tied to President Barack Obama. The very mention of the president in the verses of Young Jeezy, Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Rick Ross are like magnets to conservative agitators like Drudge, Limbaugh, Hannity and O'Reilly.
Most rappers should acknowledge they're entertainers first, everything else next. These people set us back three steps for every incident that leads to violence.
Rappers are not destined to be role models or inspirations for Black youth. They're entertainers. They inspire young people to become musicians and media moguls.
Jay-Z, Will Smith, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, and Ice-T have became successful entertainers in hip-hop music. They managed to become not only rappers but actors and media moguls.
In other words, I love the music, hate the controversy that follow it!