Tuesday, November 16, 2004

And a good time was had by all

Pandemonium broke out during the taping of Vibe magazine's award show last night, when a man was stabbed during the ceremony, sending stars fleeing from the mayhem in their limos.
"It was pure panic," the witness said. "I never saw anything like it. Those cars were flying out of here. Russell Simmons ran out of here crying."

Another witness told MTV that Knight had run onto the stage, screaming obscenities at the audience of about 1,000. Several people in the crowd were pepper-sprayed, the network reported.
It is unclear how the incident will effect UPN's broadcast of the show tonight.
That's one way to spice up those boring award shows!
The violence broke out as rapper Dr. Dre rose to accept the Vibe Legend Award from presenters Quincy Jones and Snoop Dogg, a witness at the Santa Monica event told The Post.

An unidentified man sitting with Death Row Records chief Marion "Suge" Knight lunged toward Dr. Dre with a knife — but members of rapper 50 Cent's entourage intervened, the witness said.

It is unclear who was stabbed. MTV reported that he might be a member of the rap group G-Unit's entourage.
Frankly, it's a like a news report from Mars. Who are these people and why do they have entourages? To fight with the other entourages?
Knight and Dr. Dre feuded a decade ago about the direction of Death Row, a label founded by Knight that launched the careers of rappers like Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur, who was murdered in a rap feud.

Knight has been in and out of jail since 1997, most recently getting hit with a 10-month sentence last year for parole violation.

"All I know is that someone from Suge's table ran forward to get to Dre, but a bunch of people from 50 Cent's table blocked him," said the witness.

"Whoever was stabbed was not a celebrity."
Whew! That's good news!
The after-party at a nearby hotel was canceled.