Shots fired at 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards

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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T.I. Birthday Bash Winner gets shopping spree at TAGS Boutique, and her hair done by Derek J!

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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The Hostess of the SR Red Carpet at T.I.’s Birthday Bash is Ashley Marietta

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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Celebs Out & About: Cassie, Rihanna

Hip Hop singer Cassie looked like a bag lady leaving the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood, CA on Thursday. Clearly she thought she wouldn’t be recognized if she was dressed as a bum.
Photo: SPW/ Splash News

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The Success of the Brooklyn Nets Rests On Jay Z’s Shoulders

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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PICS: Waka Flocka 1st Annual Red Tie Affair

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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NBA Champion Dwyane Wade Hosts A Night On The RunWade To Benefit Wade’s World Foundation

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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