The Airing of Grievances
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Can't We All Just Get Along?
More nonsense from the hip-hop world. During last night's taping of the Vibe awards a full-fledged melee broke out while Snoop Dogg and Quincy Jones were on stage preparing to give a life time achievement award to Dr. Dre.
Fists and chairs started flying and a man was stabbed. Dre appealed to the audience to calm down and the show was stopped for about half an hour, these people saw what happened:Depressing. These characters are talented multi-millionaires and continually act like a bunch of two-bit thugs. Seriously, at what point do you say, "You know what? I'm friggin' paid. You can keep it real and act hard all you damn please, but I'm gonna just keep on smilin' and takin' my checks to the bank." I mean really, once you're a friggin' millionaire what on earth do you have to be so angry about? Granted, we don't know the particulars and the paid folks may just have been protecting themselves, but why are these cats so frequently embroiled in this nonsense in the first place? Even worse that the ever so classy Quincy Jones is going to be associated with this ridiculousness. In any event, it seems as if the very unfortunate early deaths of two of the brightest minds in the rap game, Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, has done nothing to deter these juvenile (and at times deadly) shenanigans. Like I said, depressing.
"Someone yelled out 'Dre, watch out' and then Dre's group G Unit intercepted the attacker."
"I saw Dr Dre fighting somebody, I don't know if he was fighting back, or I don't know who started it or whatever, but there was a guy taken out bloody."
PS: Suge Knight was in attendance but claimed he had nothing to do with the violence. Sure.