Rick Ross Addresses BET Awards Brawl on 'Black Bar Mitzvah' Mixtape

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Rolling Stone cover star Rick Ross apparently has more fighting words for Young Jeezy on his new mixtape, The Black Bar Mitzvah, which the rapper released on Monday night as a free download. Ross reportedly got into a shoving match with the other rapper backstage at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta last month, during a tribute to the deceased hip-hop manager Chris Lighty.

However, as Ross raps on Mitzvah, the run-in with Jeezy didn't faze him. "I be at these awards/I still be living by rules/So when I run into dudes you know we thumpin' and move/The parking lot, go to poppin'/N***as say when they floppin'/ Let me get back to my bitches 'cause you bitch n***as ain't nothing," he rhymes on the track "Gone to the Moon." Though he is solo on the confrontational cut, Ross is joined by a slew of famous guest stars throughout the 18-song mixtape, including Drake and Lil Reese on "Us," Diddy on "Birthday," 2 Chainz on "911," Pharrell and Rockie Fresh on "Presidential RMX" and Omarion on "Ice Cold." Ross protégé Gunplay, who appears on the Mitzvah track "Clique," was also reportedly involved in the BET fight.

After the backstage brawl, BET had colder words for Ross; the network posted a statement on its website that read:

"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."

The Hip-Hop Awards, which were taped on September 29th, will air tonight.

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