Rap battles have been an integral part of the international rap scene since the genre’s inception. Since the principle of battle rap is to solve one’s peer in an artistic way, a tense atmosphere is inevitable.
When the two legendary rap groups performed their song, the rap battle escalated and dozens stormed the stage. The conflict appears to have begun when artist Bizzy Bone accused Three 6 Mafia Crunchy Black member of making fun of him during his performance.
“Hey, before we begin, you shouldn’t be making fun of me rich ugly people while I’m on stage,” he says. Shortly thereafter, Bizzy throws a bottle at the opponent and Crunchy Black and Juicy J pounce on him. “Suck my dick!” shouts Juicy J.
Then Gangsta Boo exclaimed, “Bizzy Bone, you’re just a hater! I guess you didn’t take your pills! What the hell is wrong with you, you damned (…)” Things escalated into a brawl and Bone Thug manager and longtime friend Steve Lobel had to to intervene to calm the situation.
Soon after the fight, Bizzy Bone disappears backstage. In a video recorded by HipHopDX, Layzie Bone says, “I love Crunchy Black, I love these guys. I don’t know what just happened, but I love you on the world stage!” Crunchy Black exclaims, “I love you too. It’s all love.”
When the artists regained their calm heads again, Bizzy finally came back and apologized for his behavior. Another clip shows Bizzy hugging and slapping rapper Juicy J as he says, “I want to apologize to everyone out there — both sides. I’m not trying to screw up this shit. Forgive me.”
Here are shots from the fight: