2004-11-16

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Stabbing Vexes Vibe Awards

by Josh Grossberg
Nov 16, 2004, 10:40 AM PT

Talk about a bad Vibe.

Just as Dr. Dre was getting ready to accept a lifetime achievement award from Snoop Dogg and Quincy Jones at the taping of Monday night's Vibe Music Awards in Santa Monica, a brawl broke out, leaving one man stabbed and Dre with a banged-up mug.

The mayhem began at about 7:30 p.m., when an unidentified man walked up to Dre's front-row table and punched the hip-hop honcho in the face as he was about to go up on stage.

Dre's bodyguards immediately swarmed the attacker, sparking pandemonium among the 1,000 people in attendance at the ceremony at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica Airport.

The show was halted for about 10 minutes while police from Santa Monica, Culver City and Beverly Hills, on hand to provide security, used pepper spray to disburse the crowd. However, a couple of acts who were scheduled to perform, including Alicia Keys, did not go on.

Video footage taken during the ceremony shows several people shoving each other, fists flying and chairs being thrown around the room as people hurried for the exits.

During the melee, a 26-year-old man was stabbed and transported to a nearby hospital, where he is listed in serious condition.

Santa Monica Police Lieutenant Kathy Keane described the man's assailant as a black male with a white shirt and indicated that authorities are still searching for him.

No word if the attacker is the same person who went after Dre. Eyewitnesses say the man who approached the rapper acted harmless, even genial at first, until he began unloading punches at Dre's head and body.

"I saw Dr. Dre fighting somebody," one bystander, Frank Williams, told L.A.'s KCAL-TV. "I don't know if he was fighting back. But there was a guy taken out basically bloodied."

Jones, watching with Snoop from the safety of the stage, was heard saying, "Come on, your messing up my rap, man."

Fingers immediately were pointed at another rap heavyweight in the audience, Marion "Suge" Knight, Dre's former partner at Death Row Records (now Tha Row Records). Knight and Dre had a huge falling out years ago, leading the latter to split from Death Row and form Aftermath Records.

With Suge serving five years in prison for assault and weapons violations, his Death Row imprint never regained its former prominence, while Dre's Aftermath Records flourished, signing the likes of Eminem and Snoop. When Knight was released in 2001, Dre obtained a restraining order against Knight. It's not known whether that order is still in effect.

Speaking to reporters after the show, Knight denied having any hand in the scuffle. "I did my five years and I wouldn't do anything to have to go back [to prison]," Knight said.

Andrea Ferguson, a publicist for the Vibe Music Awards, was unavailable for comment Tuesday. But she earlier referred to the scuffle simply as a "disruption."

This isn't the first time a fight's wreaked havoc on a hip-hop award show. Five years ago, the Source magazine's Hip-Hop Music Awards show in Los Angeles was upstaged by a battle royale.

The second annual Vibe Awards will be broadcast as scheduled tonight on UPN at 8 p.m., with the nasty bits edited out. The ceremony was hosted by LL Cool J and Tyra Banks. Keys led the trophy takers with two wards, including Artist of the Year.

Here's a complete list of winners:

* Artist of the Year: Alicia Keys
* Best Group: G Unit
* Sexiest Video Vixen: Ki Toy ("The Way You Move," "OutKast,")
* Reelest Video: "99 Problems," Jay-Z
* Best Comeback: Twista
* Hottest Hook: "Lean Back," Terror Squad
* Street Anthem: "Rubberband Man," T.I.
* Power Broker of the Year: Steve Stoute
* Coolest Collabo: "Why (Remix)," Jadakiss, featuring Hamilton, Styles P., Common & Nas
* Next Award: Anthony Hamilton
* R&B Voice of the Year: Usher
* Best R&B Song: "If I Ain't Got You," Alicia Keys
* Club Banger of the Year: "Lean Back," Terror Squad
* Boomshot Award: "Turn Me On (Remix)," Kevin Lyttle, featuring Spragga Benz
* Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Dre


http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,15352,00.html
kumimonster: (moreynoose)
oi oi

signy bondage awards round 2 reminder
(this is over november 20)

PSSST
I'm listed under model and paysite

Vote for my ass here!
or anyone else too ;)




oh
and here's me n midori in toroooontoooo!

kumimonster: (Default)
oh yes
and in my grubby hands
a travel award
to fly anywhere i want to
well, anywhere southwest flies

and the bonus: drink coupons!

YES!

hmmm
but i think i will use it after i get back from austin
unless i get well ahead enough in my studies...
i've got nothing after dec 15...
kumimonster: (Default)
fuck
i'm trying to spend a lot of money online and stupid interweb isnt working right
actually
it's my stupid old puter
stupid network error
loading half pages n shit
fuck!

i need to book tickets n shit

dammit

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