Atlanta police break up fight at BET Hip-Hop Awards

No arrests made

ATLANTA - Atlanta police say officers broke up an altercation between two groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, but that no arrests were made.

   Police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the backstage area of the awards show, held at a downtown civic center. Campos says there were no injuries or shots fired.

 Police have not released the identities of those involved in the scuffle.

The New York Daily News reported rappers Young Jeezy and Rick Ross fought backstage, triggering the brawl in the parking lot.

   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.

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