Wild ‘60-Man Brawl’ Breaks Out at DC Hip-Hop Awards
Posted on March 7, 2011 at 10:04am by Jonathon M. Seidl
It was supposed to be a night to celebrate the best of D.C.’s hip-hop music world. It ended up looking more like a scene out of “Fight Club.”
During the intermission at Saturday’s DMV Awards, two rival “crews” began an all-out brawl. It wasn’t just an I-push-you-you-push-me type of thing. As the Washington Post explains, projectiles (including chairs) were flying:
At about 9:45 p.m., witnesses say it turned ugly. During a program intermission, a fight erupted between two crews, quickly spiraling into a full-scale brawl in the hotel atrium. Witnesses said that between 20 and 60 people were involved in the altercation. Punches were thrown. Bottles were broken. Tables were flipped.
The website Allhiphop.com calls it a “60-man brawl.” Some people captured the incredible scene and posted the video to YouTube.
“The idea was to bring people together, and this is so sad,” Natasha Brown, the event’s publicist, told the Post. “It took us back in a year where we were really moving forward.”
The event’s MC, local rapper “RA” agreed: “It’s definitely a setback. We have all these label heads and executives looking at us. The spotlight is on us and this is how we act?”