Rick Ross and Jeezy exchanged words backstage and started pushing and shoving each other. Accordign to TMZ.com BET security and bodyguards for each of the rappers eventually separated the two.
Sources on the scene say that after the fight had been broken up, a member of Rick Ross' entourage pulled out a gun while in the parking lot and shots were fired.
Young Jeezy and Ross are still at the awards, which are being taped tonight in Atlanta and will air next month.
A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department tells TMZ, "Shortly after 7:15 pm Saturday, a fight broke out in the parking lot at the Atlanta Civic Center (where the BET Awards were being taped) between two groups. Atlanta Police Department officers on scene responded to break up the fight and used OC spray in the process. Individuals fled the scene.