T.I. Says BET Hip-Hop Awards Fights Were Caused By "Pride And Ego"

T.I. weighs in on the fights that took place at this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards.

During this past weekend's 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards taping, Rick Ross beefed with Young Jeezy and Gunplay tussled with G-Unit. While he wasn't involved in either brawl, T.I. spoke to Los Angeles, California's "KTLA Morning News" to discuss the incidents, stating that while he was not aware of the fights, most are caused by "pride and ego."

“I didn’t even know about the fight,” he said. “Men everywhere, we have huge egos and lots of pride. I don’t know that particular incident personally, but most fights that I hear about, it’s about pride and ego. I can’t speak for every case. I don’t know much about this case.”

Watch the full interview below (via Rap-Up).

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60 Comments

  • Anonymous

    "Rap money is easy money" For the most part it's true. Doesn't mean every rapper doing it is rich, but all anyone has to do today is slap something on Itunes, or deliver their CD's to indie music stores, and they make instant cash.

  • FourTrackFiasco

    Very misleading headline. Yall got one more like this and I'm done with this site.

  • Anonymous

    The best way to ignore an article, is to not click the link for the artice. You should already know that you won't get some thought provoking editorial, so why even bother. We are letting these Isrealites capitalize on our culture?

  • Anonymous

    Dont give a shit, why cant he just talk about trouble man (december 18th)???

  • clevelandchief

    Steven J Horowitz... lol Stevie J. You rat face bastard... Haha stop with these misleading titles

  • Anonymous

    money bring bitches bitches bring lies one nigga get jealous motherfuckers die - 2pac

  • Anonymous

    pride + ego= nigga moment

  • what

    You know what he is right. plus neither one of the rapper have the skillz to got at each other on the MIC, neither one of them can come off the top of their heads with ryhms, both suck

  • Anonymous

    is DX so washed up they throw in a little article as news so they "have news"

  • questions......

    why is this news??? why does his opinion count????is he still musically relevant???

    • d-nucks

      he's promoting a book you dick..thats what happens when people write a book..they go to media outlets to promote...being that you probally don't read...its irrelevent to you

    • ETK

      Unless you're watching MTV and 106 & Park all day, yes you fuck

  • Anonymous

    ti: I dont know that particular incident personally, but most fights that I hear about, its about pride and ego. hiphopdx: T.I. Says BET Hip-Hop Awards Fights Were Caused By "Pride And Ego" i know almost every news/rumor site does this but cmon...

  • Anonymous

    Whatever happen to battling on wax?

  • jd216

    i was just telling that to someone who asked me about the situation earlier.way too many egos in 1 room and all that money then comes jealousy.the rap game is easy money and people wanna mess it up by doing dumb shit its not a publicity stunt when someone gets killed.

    • Anonymous

      Rap money is easy money?....Do you have any earthly idea how many thousands of niggas who are trying to get on that will never see a rap check? What about the people who are on but are fighting just to stay relevant? The rap game is anything but easy money playboy.....

  • Mike T

    What some of you niggas fail to realize is that some of these individuals are street niggas. When you come straight out the block and start making millions then you will wild out.Nobody will clearly understand the friction between Jeezy and Ross but I think I got a good idea why Jeezy is pissed at Ross. Same with 50cent..I'm no mad at him for sending those niggas at gunplay because I would have did the same thing. People have different mind sets..

    • Mike T

      True. That's why I find myself listening to other genres of music. I feel like rap music can be repetitive at times that its sickening. I believe some of these rappers ain't about that life but that's up to us if we still want to listen to their music.

    • !!!

      There are street niggas in every profession on Earth but Hip Hop is the only one with pretend street niggas. And them niggas are the ones wilding out and acting retarded. If you sincerely came from a down and out situation on the streets, then you doing everything you can to distance yourself from shit that will bring you back to the drawing board. I been there.

  • Anonymous

    so the title says "TI says fights were caused by pride and ego"..even though he clearly states in this article that he does not know much about this particular incident...muhfuckers

  • aaron

    misleading title. HHDX is better than that.

  • GoD

    Canibus says that Chocolate milk is better than White Milk, Says it leaves white mustaches.... See Hip-HopDx i can write stupid fucking headlines noone cares about too.

  • Camp Lo OutKast the livest

    Grown ass men still fighting....lame. That simple. Get cake and chill man...damn.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, yeah, yeah. People fight everday. Grown ass man fights his wife everyday. Grown ass man fights his kids everyday. Fights happen everyday. Don't try to hype this Ross and Jeezy shit like is some big deal. Please man. Shit goes on in clubs every weekend. Grown ass men and women fight everyday. Blacks fight blacks, whites fight whites, etc. Tommy Lee and Kid Rock almost came to blows at the MTV Music awards years ago. Stop it dude. Meant for this post.

    • Anonymous

      Man please. Somone was pushed. It wasn't a fucking fight. STFU.

    • Up North

      The point is, a bunch of grown ass men shouldn't be acting like a bunch of high school kids. Shit like this usually escalates into a greater form of violence. Newton's Law.

    • Anonymous

      I rather them fight then kill each other. I agree also

    • Anonymous

      I rather have them fight than grab guns and shoot each other clown.

  • Anonymous

    Rick Ross actually had a diss song out about T.I. back in the day, so Tip riding with Jeezy.

    • Brandon

      TI not riding on nobody side, when he makes music with both artist currently. Your comment was stupid and uneducated. Get your facts together.

  • ETK

    T.I. must be in a tight place cause I know he rides with both Ross and Jeezy. I ain't know the nigga personally but my gut says at the end of the day, he'll take Jeezy's side though. ATL niggas

    • ETK

      I need to stop doing what? There's 500 fucking comments on the fight. Don't tell me to not take it as a big deal, tell them. And second of all, just cause you don't like either of them doesn't mean nobody gives a shit. And to the dude above, it's god damn obvious. Ross and T.I have a video coming out soon. You moron

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, yeah, yeah. People fight everday. Grown ass man fights his wife everyday. Grown ass man fights his kids everyday. Fights happen everyday. Don't try to hype this Ross and Jeezy shit like is some big deal. Please man. Shit goes on in clubs every weekend. Grown ass men and women fight everyday. Blacks fight blacks, whites fight whites, etc. Tommy Lee and Kid Rock almost came to blows at the MTV Music awards years ago. Stop it dude.

    • FuKKK ETKKK

      Who the fuck are you to say who is this nigga riding with?

    • Anonymous

      T.I. won't take anybody's side because Jeezy and Ross issue doesn't have anything to do with Tip. High school ass clowns you guys are.

    • Tell em' I said that

      Ain't no need takin sides. Down with both, ride with none.

    • Anonymous

      TI fucks with Jeezy way heavier than Ross, Jeezy and TI are really good friends because of that ATL shit and they collab alot. At one point T.I. didn't even like Rick Ross, I think he still don't like ross personally but music is music.

  • Up North

    More like ignorance and ego. If there was any pride involved, it should reflect in the music, which it doesn't, for all parties involved. Men know how to check their pride at the door or at least direct in a constructive manner. This shit that happened here, is NIGGAS on parade with money. All thanks to BET.

    • Up North is racist

      Quit shittin on yo own race mu fucka

    • Orandoll

      Because in any other race an ignorant person is just an ignorant person. But the second a black person does something ignorant its he becomes a "nigga" or a "nigger". You ARE an uncle tom, because you validate and perpetuate black inferiority by directly attributing ignorant behavior to their skin color. He's not "an ignorant person who happens to be black" to you he's "he's ignorant because he's a nigga". You are sell out. When a white person says "i like black people but i hate niggers" its because of people like chris rock who gave them a loophole by creating a false anddangerous distinction between "good black people" and "bad black people". And then other black people like you were brainwashed in your ideological views on the black race and subsequently end up destroying your own people with a false "black to nigger". ranking system You validate racism and disgrace your people by justifying stereotypes made by people who met a few ignorant people who happened to be black and decided that black people have a nigger gene in them that makes them uncivilized. Therefore if a black acts uncivilized its only because he is a nigger. Even in your condescending tone we can all tell that you have you a self hating superiority complex towards people of your make up, even though to the rest of the world you are all the same once you piss them off.

    • Up North

      I'm out, but I'll leave you with this. I'll big up every positive situation we as a people are involved in but I'll also condemn acts of ignorance. This was exactly that. Peace.

    • Up North

      Will one of you dumb niggas answer the question? .....And I used racist language? Do you listen to hip hop or just enjoy making a mockery of yourself?

    • Anonymous

      Because you used racist language in your post in comments.

    • Anonymous

      Racist person - "I can't be racist because I have black friends." Up North - "I can't be racist because I have dark skin."

    • Up North

      So, I'm curious to know how I'm racist. Please explain. Since me being darker than most doesn't mean anything, tell me what race I'm claiming to be superior. That's what defines a racist, is it not? The belief that one race is superior to another? Or is brutal honesty too much for you to handle? The fact that we as a people can't even have an award show because we can't help bit to be violent over PETTY bullshit. Same story with the Source awards. I'll wait......

    • Anonymous

      There are a lot blacks out here who are racist against other black. Prime example, you. Being the "darkest" motherfucker in the room don't mean shit you racist.

    • Up North

      Yup. I'm racist. Never mind I'm probably the darkest motherfucker on here posting. The racist ones are those of you who don't see this shit as ignorant. Business as usual for us blacks, right? I expect more from my people. It's a shame you clown fucks don't.

    • Anonymous

      ^Racist bastard.

    • Up North

      Called an Uncle Tom by a bunch of retards who can't fucking read. The article is about the BET award fights, which involved US. Not Mexicans, or Chinese, or Greeks, or fucking Eskimos. My comment is aimed specifically at those involved in the mentioned incident. "This shit that happened here, is NIGGAS on parade with money. All thanks to BET." Read the line in quotes and then interpret it you illiterate fuck.

    • Anonymous

      I guess there are not ignorant white people, ignorant Mexican people, or ignorant Chinese people. Just ignorant black people. Uncle Tom ass dude.

    • Up North

      Nigga please. Go the fuck elsewhere with that high and mighty bullshit. I call it like I see it. Now go ahead and give me your speech about how white people keeping us down had something to do with what happened. And by NIGGAS I meant ignorant black people, just as I referred to you. Get your fucking head out of your ass.

    • You are a sellout

      By NIGGAS you mean blacks. Because whites used that word in that manner to dehumanize your race and here you are using it in the same manner to disgrace black people as if they are the only race on the planet that behaves this way. Youre an Uncle tom.

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