No Impact? BET Releases Statement After Scuffle Backstage

- By Bossip Staff

What do you think about all this bullisht?

We’ve all read about the backstage scuffle that went down at BET’s Hip Hop Awards over the weekend and a lot of folks have spoken out against the beef since it happened Saturday night.

BET finally released a statement and we’re wondering if they dismissed it a little too quickly.

Tonight during a taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 (not the BET Awards, which went down without incident two months ago) an altercation between two rap entourages broke out backstage. Atlanta police and BET security quickly defused the altercation.

According to the Associated Press, police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. EST Campos says there were no shots fired.

More drama unfolded as two men were involved in a fistfight in the parking lot of the venue.

BET Networks issued a statement in response to the many inaccurate reports and rumors circulating on social media.

“BET Networks works very hard to bring the best in entertainment to the city of Atlanta. For the past 7 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. Despite the actions of a few the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards embodied the true spirit of hip hop and was not impacted at all by any incidents.”

What do you think about the way it was handled…does stating that the event “was not impacted at all by any incidents” really ring true?

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