Atlanta (AP) — Atlanta police officers broke up an altercation Saturday evening between two groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, but no arrests were made.
Police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. in the backstage area of the awards show, held at a downtown civic center. Campos said there were no injuries or shots fired.
Police have not released the identities of those involved in the scuffle.
The altercation took place around the same time as a tribute performance to hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty, who committed suicide last month.
BET officials told The Associated Press that the awards show was not interrupted.
Kanye West, who received the most nominations with 17, didn’t attend the event. The show will air on BET on Oct. 9.
April 18, 2014 //
Huff Post Black Voices On May 2 Fox Searchlight will celebrate the story of Admiral Sir...
April 17, 2014 //
By NewsOne Now The two veteran Hip-Hop artists dropped by “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin to ta...