By Rob Markman
No way Rick Ross was going to let a little backstage drama stop him from ripping the stage at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday (October 9) night. Nope, there was no beef that would hold Rozay back.
The Maybach Music boss had some extra fire in his gut when he rumbled shirtless onto the stage, rocking his rambunctious God Forgives, I Don’t single “Hold Me Back.” Flanked by Gunplay and other members of his Maybach Music squad, Rozay stomped through the track’s first verse and a cleaned-up hook, spitting, “These haters can’t hold me back,” instead of the dirty version.
Rozay wasn’t all street, however. For his second song, Ross was draped in a mink coat and brought out former B2K frontman Omarion for “Ice Cold.” “She fell in love with a dope boy/ Black diamonds on the neck of that dope boy,” Ricky spit as Omarion popped and locked around him wearing an all-white getup with fireworks cascading in the background.
What the television cameras didn’t catch was the drama backstage where Ross tangled with Young Jeezy. Rozay addressed the situation on “Gone to the Moon,” a track from his The Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape, which he dropped Monday. “I be at these awards, I still be living by rules/ So when I run into dudes, you know we thumpin’ and move/ The parking lot, go to poppin’, N—as say when they floppin’/ Let me get back to my bitches, ’cause you bitch n—as ain’t nothing,” he spit, referencing the incident without saying any names.