to the current mindset of Hip-Hop artists, and the Thug image
that everyone that seems to be so trendy in today's music, The
Source Awards ended shortly after in began. Prior to the event
beginning, DJ Quik was involved in what appears to be an unrelated
scuffle outside of the auditorium, when he was briefly handcuffed
for breaking up a fight. An unidentified man ran past Quik as
he was giving an interview, and punched a member of his entourage.
An hour and some change later, a fight broke out backstage, that
moved the scenery on stage, a fight broke out in the audience
at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
have put E-40 and members of his entourage as trying to break
up the melee, that The Outlaws, and Shyne were beefin, that Death
Row was partly responsible where T-Shirts that said: Dead Man
Walking with a picture of Snoop on it, that either Prodigy or
Havoc of Mobb Deep was beaten badly, and that Krayzie Bone was
knocked around as well. These are all just the reports that are
coming in, no one was arrested and Layzie Bone disputed that Krayzie
was hurt, telling allstar: "What I seen was a whole bunch
of motherfuckers beating a lot of people, but it didn't have nothing
to do with Layzie Bone personally. What I just seen was a lot
of stupid niggas and I don't know what the fuck was going on.
But I know none of my niggas ain't got touched. I was seeing the
show and shit just broke out. But me and my niggas got up out
of there untouched. That's all I know. I did see some niggas get
swamped on, I just don't know who the niggas was."
The 2,500 attendee's
were shuffled out of the auditorium. Cappadonna told Sonicnet:
"Brothers still can't get along...Brothers gotta hold hands
for a while, man. Stop poppin' each other like that, or else we
ain't never gonna get nowhere." The awards was scheduled to be
broadcast on UPN next week, but the fate of the show in now in
doubt. Last years show brought the highest ratings the network
ever had on a Friday night.
Bluntly put, the story
is still forming, and all of these events, though witnessed, are
besides the point. The bottom line is, it's hard enough for the
best selling Genre of all music, to do tours or get booked into
shows, so compounding the issue with nonsense rivalries and problems
makes it ten times worse for everyone. Imagine this happening
at the Billboard Awards. Although the media is going to make jokes
of this issue, and blame it on the music, keep in mind that it
is the people that contributed to this sad event.