As the hip-hop industry descends on Los Angeles for the 2008 BET Awards, rappers from all over have made their way around the city, hitting parties and media covered events.
When rivals are in the same space, sometimes conflict arises, and did so during a media day event held at the Shrine Auditorium on Monday (June 23) a day before the ceremony.
According to reports from the artist’s camp, Akon’s 20-year-old artist, Dolla, got into a minor scuffle with Florida rapper 2 Pistols, which resulted in 2 Pistols — who has been enjoying success with his hit single “She Got It” featuring T-Pain — being knocked out.
Dolla’s camp confirmed with BallerStatus.com that an altercation took place after he heard about recent public statements made by 2 Pistols claiming Dolla had “no street credibility and isn’t really a rap artist from the streets.”
These words stuck with Dolla. When he ran into 2 Pistols during Monday’s media event, Dolla claims he confronted the rapper, which escalated into a scuffle, resulting in 2 Pistols being knocked out by “a single jab,” his camp claims.
2 Pistols tells a very different story. He claims the argument was over his hit single, “She Got It” featuring T-Pain, which Dolla allegedly felt was supposed to go to him first. The Florida rapper claims the argument ended, he walked away, and then was sucker-punched. When he tried to strike back (grabbing a chair in the process), he says cops grabbed him, and Dolla and his entourage fled in the vehicles.
The “She Got It” rapper says he’s got a cut on his lip, but is fine.
Dolla’s camp says a YouTube video of the incident will be upped to the internet Tuesday (June 24).
We’ll keep you updated as this develops.