Held in an airport hangar at Santa Monica airport in California, the awards were hosted by model Tyra Banks and rap legend LL Cool J. The latest feud was started by long-standing rap criminal, Suge Knight.
Knight - real first name Marion -kicked things off by shouting "F-ck the G-Unit" from the stage. Later, Dr. Dre, who was receiving a lifetime achievement awards from Quincy Jones and Snoop Dogg, was punched in the face while at his seat in the front row. With bodyguards leaping in, a Simpsons-style brawl soon followed in which a 26-year-old man was stabbed.
There has been a history of violence between Knights Death Row Records camp and Dres Aftermath collective since Dre fell out with Knight and left Death Row. Dre took out an injunction against Knight when he was released from a five year jail term for assault back in 2001.
DiScuss: Is Knight right to be pissed off that Death Row is a now a bit crap when compared to Dres world beating Snoop, Em, Fiddy collective? When was the last time you was hung out a window?