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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Atlanta's glitterati attended ASCAP Rhythm & Soul ATL Legends Mixer with Honorees TI, Michael Maldin, Kendall Minter, Noontime, Pebbles, and Hosted by Devyne Stephens. The event was presented By Hennessy Black.

WHAT: In honor of the music legends who have given back to the Atlanta community, ASCAP Rhythm & Soul and Hennessy Black will bring together the brightest minds in music and charity for a night of conversation and music.
Photos by ExclusiveAccess.net

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Sept. 25 is rap mogul T.I. Harris's 32nd birthday, and his birthday celebration will coincide with the taping of BET's 2012 Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta!

The biggest stars in Hip Hop will be in town to attend the taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards, and many of them will attend T.I.'s birthday party. Sandrarose.com was given the honor of hosting the red carpet for T.I.'s star-studded birthday bash this year!

To make sure Sandrarose.com's readers gets the up-to-the minute info from the party, I am looking for a fresh young face to host the red carpet and interview celebrities for Sandrarose.com's live video Ustream from the event!

UPDATE: I've just received word that TAGS Boutique, co-owned by local entrepreneur and reality TV star Kandi Burruss ("Real Housewives of Atlanta", "Kandi Factory"), will dress the winner of the Sandrarose.com Red Carpet Hostess Search!

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From a press release (AW MEDIA GROUP):

"On Monday, September 10th, rolling out Magazine, the premiere urban weekly covering music, politics and culture, in a partnership with CVS/Pharmacy Beauty Club, premiered the 2012 Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards in Atlanta, GA. The exclusive VIP reception and award ceremony honored Atlanta's trendsetters and leaders in the beauty industry, as well as several pop culture beauty and fashion icons.

The 2012 Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards honorees included Grammy-award winning singer/actress/spokesperson Chilli, Supermodel Cynthia Bailey (BRAVO/RHOA); Grammy-award Winning songwriter Kandi Burruss (BRAVO/RHOA); songwriter Tiny Harris (VH1/The Family Hustle); NY Times Best Selling Author and TV Personality Toya Wright, President/CEO of Bronners Bros., Bernard Bronner, Fashion & Entertainment Blogger Tami Reed and a host of other beauty trendsetters and leaders."

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Just as important as who walked the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards was what they wore. Leading fashion blogs Upscale Hype and Red Carpet Fashion Awards have all the deets on the fashion hits and misses at the Staples Center on Thursday!

My readers weren't impressed with the fashion choices made by Wiz Khalifa or his pregnant fiancee, Amber Rose. Khalifa strolled the red carpet in a pair of Vintage Cartier Vitesse sunglasses and black Vivienne Westwood blazer ($1,415).

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Wednesday's TV ratings for TLC's blockbuster hit reality series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo trumped Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention. The numbers aren't in yet for President Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night -- which went head-to-head with the MTV Video Music Awards. So we don't know if MTV defeated the pesident in the ratings race.

'Honey Boo Boo' pulled in 2.4 million viewers on Wednesday, and despite a 20% drop in ratings from the previous week, the precocious 6-year-old still tied with Clinton in the TV ratings.

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Congrats to Baylor women's basketball star Brittney Griner who took home the Best Female Athlete of the Year trophy during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre in LA on Wednesday. The 6-8 center was also named the AP Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, among her many accolades.

Griner led Baylor to the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship in April. The Texas native wears a men's 17 or 18 shoe size. And in case you're wondering, the answer is yes.

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Troubled singer Rihanna, who was named Woman of the Year by Vogue magazine, tweeted Thursday that she was the cover girl of the current issue of Harper's BAZAAR magazine. VIBE Vixen has the pics of the photo layout featuring 24-year-old Rihanna wearing an off-white Calvin Klein fitted white frock.

In her interview Rihanna talks about the drawbacks of not having an ample butt to fill out her dresses. She also discusses taking a break from dating for awhile, being a chronic love addict, her drug and alcohol issues, and being rebellious.

The August 2012 issue hits newsstands July 17th.

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These pictures of Monica Brown and Taraji P. Henson at the 2012 BET Awards circulated widely on Twitter.com last night, as users assumed singer Monica Brown was shading the actress when she walked behind her on the red carpet.

But ask yourself, why on earth would Monica throw shade at Taraji? That is not even Monica's style.

Update:

Monica tweeted this earlier today on Twitter.com:

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