Gunplay Speaks on BET Hip-Hop Awards Brawl

October 01, 2012

Two fights broke out during the taping of the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta on Saturday. Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, who've been trading vague insults since 2010, had a run-in backstage. A video of the melee from TMZ, in which Jeezy does not appear, shows Ross in the middle of some shoving. Atlanta's DJ Drama described the encounter this way:

[Jeezy, Ross and their security] stop right next to each other. Backstage, small corridor. Some words got exchanged. I heard some 'wassups.' I heard security getting a little hostile. A lot of big men pushing and shoving… It just went bad… All parties walked away unscathed.

Outside in the parking lot, Gunplay scuffled with G-Unit's security guards and got pepper-sprayed by cops breaking up the fight. This morning, Gunplay spoke with New York's Power 105.1 about the fight. "I never had a problem with [50] before this," he said. In a monologue, excerpted below, he called 50's crew "donkeys," confirmed his chain was lost in the skirmish and pronounced his after-brawl plan: to take a fishing trip.

First of all, I ain't gon say the donkey's name, cause I ain't gonna ruin a career already ruined. We gonna call him donkey, cause he's the donkey of the day. The donkey walks with eight other donkeys. I see him. I was getting ready to go catch my ride. Police told me I couldn't leave the trailers. I turn around and I see the donkey with eight more donkeys and it was either me jump the barrier and run, or stand, pull up my pants and knuckle it out with the donkeys. So he walks up to me with about eight donkeys, and he nodded to one of the donkeys and one of the donkeys set it off and we rumbled. I stood up in the paint like a real G supposed to, with five body guards that are trained to kill a human with one finger. I lost my footing, I got right back up, rumbling, rumbling. And then the pepper spray came. I don't know [who pepper sprayed me]. They all cops, so who knows. The undercover or the plain clothes, they all running with 50 so you never know which one was what. Man got security with him.

I don't know what happened to the chain. Hell with it... I was by myself, like I usually am. The police would't let me out of the [trailer area], all my people were on the other side of the police... I ended up in handcuffs... Ain't nobody touching MMG, ain't nobody touching me. My face is fine. Everything is fine. You can see the last wildebeest in the pack of buffalo, I jumped on them like a lion. Like the last wildebeest that couldn't be fast enough and make it away, I latched on him and let him know. I redeemed myself with the donkey... If that would have been Miami, everybody would have been laid out.

The BET Hip-Hop Awards are set to air next Tuesday, October 9th. Below, watch Gunplay's recent visit to Six Flags.

Gunplay Speaks on BET Hip-Hop Awards Brawl