BET Awards Backstage Brawls- Gunplay Speaks About Rumors
While there have been wide reports of the brawl between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, the scuffle between 50 Cent's entourage and Gunplay had been largely ignored. Now, Gunplay has spoken out to on radio in a comedic explanation of the events, referring to all partipants as 'donkeys'. HipHopDX reports that he said:
"So the donkey walks with eight other donkeys. I see him, I was getting ready to go catch my ride... I turn around and 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 donkey... He walks up to me with about eight donkeys and he nodded to one of the donkeys set it off and we rumbled."
Clinton Yates, in the Washington Post, made an apt comparison between the contemporary world of rap with wrestling. He said "More than ever, the game has become more about viral popularity, perceived image and one's ability to pack shows. While I genuinely think the music coming out of the speakers is as good as ever, the sideshows are reminiscent of the theatrics of [WWE]"
Indeed, Gunplay continued to boast of his machismo by saying "I stood up in the paint like a real G supposed to when five bodyguards that's trained to kill a human with one finger. They like refrigerators and s*** like that. I caught one of the refrigerators though, like a lion on a wildebeest." Though entertaining, we can't help but want the BET Awards to be full of drama based solely on talents and not on 'beef'.
While the men were scuffling over trivial matters, Nicki Minaj was celebrating her third consecutive win as Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.