The 50 Cent, Fat Joe beef came to a head Sunday night after words were exchanged between the two rappers during MTV’s Diddy-hosted Video Music Awards.
While onstage announcing reggaeton artists Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, and Tego Calderon, Fat Joe took first aim at 50 Cent, stating, “I feel safe with all the police protection, courtesy of G-Unit.”
Several minutes later, 50 retaliated with bleeped-out obscenities for Fat Joe, during a set featuring Mobb Deep and Tony Yayo.
"Fat Joe's a p**sy. F**k Joe. F**k Terror Squad."
Sources stated that 50 actually jumped on stage off camera after Fat Joe made the quip about G-Unit.
In related news, during pre-show festivities 50 appeared with Mase and officially announced the former Bad Boy rapper’s signing to G-Unit.
Mid-show, Diddy conducted an orchestra while a montage of the late Notorious B.I.G.’s music videos played, including “Juicy” and “Warning.” Snoop Dogg spit a verse on the latter.
The Doggfather also won Diddy’s “Fashion Challenge,” which awarded $50,000 each to the charities of the best dressed male and female. Snoop was up against Usher and Kanye West.
With the theme of the night being “anything can happen,” Snoop’s pimp sidekick Bishop Magic Don Juan received a surprise makeover, courtesy of Diddy.
In place of his usual vibrant gear, the Don sported a normal suit with no gaudy accessories.
Diddy also brought the old school back when Luke and his raunchy dancers emerged during a dance medley, and MC Hammer performed his hit, “U Can't Touch This.”
Other Hip-Hop performances included Ludacris, who won his first Moon Man for Best Rap Video with “Number One Spot,” Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx, and Houston rappers Mike Jones, Paul Wall, and Slim Thug, who performed during pre-show.