Hip-Hop becomes Punch-Kick

Aug 23, 2000 by Ian Evans

Maybe someone blurted out the secret winner of Survivor.

Regardless, the taping of UPN’s Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, scheduled for airing on August 29th, was stopped by police after a fight broke out in the audience during the taping.

The awards show, which featured rap stars like Dr. Dre and Eminem, was stopped after fights broke out in the audience and some audience members rushed the stage throwing bottles and CDs from the gift bags.

No arrests were made, but an assualt report was being investigated.

Five of the ten awards were presented before the shutdown and producers plan to tape some more presentations later this week.