Rappers Young Jeezy and Rick Ross, who both own homes in Atlanta, got into a shoving match backstage at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards, according to sources who witnessed the wild encounter.

Witnesses say the BET staff didn’t clear the hallway fast enough after Ross got off the stage, which resulted in a bottleneck of Jeezy’s people and Ross’s entourage near both men’s dressing rooms backstage.

The hallway was already crowded with male and female groupies when both entourages converged in the hallway and words were exchanged between Jeezy and Ross.

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Friday was a busy day for Ashley Marietta, who will host the Red Carpet for T.I.’s big birthday bash TONIGHT at a private location.

As soon as I notified Ashley that she was the winner, she dashed off to TAGS Boutique‘s 2nd location in Buckhead, where she picked out a special outfit to wear on the red carpet tonight.

The shopping spree was FREE — courtesy of TAGS Boutique co-owners Kandi Burress and Peaches Chin, who took the time to help Ashley select just the right outfit. Ashley, above center, is pictured with Peaches Chin, left, and TAGS II manager Yasmin.

TAGS Boutique II is located at 2140 Peachtree Road in the Brookwood Square next to Frank Ski’s restaurant. You can shop online at TAGSatl.com or at the TAGS Boutique at 4500 West Village Place SE #2003 in Smyrna. Special thanks Peaches and Kandi!

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Sandrarose.com photographer Jasmine, of Exclusiveaccess.net, caught up with rap mogul Tip “T.I.” Harris at his recording studio last night.

Between signing copies of his latest book, Trouble & Triumph, and putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album, Trouble Man — T.I. was a busy man last night! But he still took the time to announce a winner to host the Sandrarose.com red carpet at his OFFICIAL birthday party hosted by Tameka Harris Saturday night!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Alena 7 will not be available to host the red carpet. Therefore, Ashley Marietta will host the red carpet at T.I.’s OFFICIAL birthday bash tomorrow night! Congratulations Ashley!

Once again, THANK YOU to all of my readers who submitted videos. They were all great! We will definitely do this again real soon, so don’t despair. You’re ALL winners in my book!

Special thank you to Mr. TIP! and Ms. Hannah Kang, General Manager of Grand Hustle Records!!

Update: Watch the winning video after the break!

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Rap mogul Jay Z will officially open the brand new Barclay’s Center with a concert tonight. The 675,000-square-foot arena in Brooklyn, NY is home to the Brooklyn Nets. Without Jay Z’s influence this night would probably never happened.

The 42-year-old rapper, real name Shawn Carter, used his political clout and business connections to move the former New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn, which is just a stone’s throw from his former stomping grounds where he dealt drugs as a wayard teen.

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Rapper Waka Flocka cleaned up nicely for his 1st annual Red Tie Affair held at Ventannas in Atlanta last night. The black tie affair was hosted by “Yes Productions,” which is owned by the 3 lovely Wright Sisters. Special invited guests included Gucci Mane, DJ Cash, from Hot 107.9, and DJ Montay (Grand Hustle DJ).
Photos by Jerome Pearson/Pearsonphotography.com

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Miami HEAT Champion, Dwyane Wade, hosted his first fashion fundraiser last evening in Miami to benefit his Wade’s World Foundation. As part of his ongoing commitment to giving back to the South Florida community, A Night on the RunWade included a benefit dinner, live performances and a fashion show featuring clothing from Dsquared2, Versace and The Webster.

Dwyane walked the runway and did a backward somersault to make his catwalk debut. Gabrielle Union, Alonzo Mourning and fellow teammates Chris Bosh and James Jones were in attendance to show their support.

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After a successful run with his first book, Power & Beauty, rapper and noted author T.I. Harris, 32, released his second novel titled Trouble & Triumph. About 200 fans began lining up at 4 p.m. last night at the Buckhead Barnes & Noble in Atlanta patiently waiting for The Kang to arrive.

Both Power & Beauty and Trouble & Triumph are co-authored by David Ritz, a veteran writer who has released his own works titled XY and Z. T.I. felt good about the collaboration, saying: “We definitely have an equal collaboration. We start our brainstorming and the best ideas stick, obviously.”

Photos AND TEXT courtesy of ATLNightspots.com.

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The full Samuel L. Jackson “Wake the f*ck up” pro-Obama campaign ad has been released. Using Dr. Seuss-inspired rhymes, Jackson uses scare tactics, offensive language, and the aid of one bratty adolescent to badger teenagers, their parents, and even grandparents, into voting for Barack Obama in the upcoming elections.

Jackson tells a teenage boy that Mitt Romney will cut student loans. In another scene, the bratty adolescent explains to her teenage sisters that, under Romney, planned parenthood will be cut.

All of the profanity-laced scenes involve children or teens, and Jackson concludes his rants with the phrase “WAKE THE F*CK UP!”

I can just imagine how the left wing liberals in the media would howl and gnash their teeth if a Mitt Romney lackey created such an offensive ad to support Romney’s campaign for president. I’m surprised that Obama doesn’t appear at the end of this crock declaring “I approved this message.”

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Actress Taraji P. Henson was the celebrity guest on “ANDERSON LIVE” today. Taraji’s dress was bursting at the seams and she had to be literally sewn into her dress on the set. Anderson brought his dog out to sit-in for Taraji while her stylists worked frantically on her dress backstage.

Anderson Cooper: Oh, my my… You are literally being sewn into your dress.
Taraji P. Henson: It happens. It happens a lot. And, um…
Anderson: Wow! Do you bust out a lot like this… so to speak?
Taraji: I’m a real woman with curves honey.
Anderson: I like that!
Taraji: Um, yeah, it happens a lot. Unfortunately, you have these designers who make these incredible pieces of wardrobe but they put these really cheap zippers in.

“Anderson Live” is a nationally syndicated talk show. Please visit Andersoncooper.com for when and where it airs in your city.

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