yeah, everyone is buzzing about how the BET Awards week in LA got kicked off with a bang…well…a wham boom zing. From what folks tell me, TI and Chaka Zulu (Ludacris’ manager) were both at Kevin Liles’ pre-BET Awards luncheon…having a heated argument, in front of many people. And there are two slightly different versions of the ending. Either Chaka put his hand on TI’s shoulder, and TI said “dont touch my shoulder,” and then Chaka turned to walk away….when TI pulled him around and punched him. Or, version two…in the middle of their argument, TI just hauled off and punched him in the face.

Either way, not a good look for millionaires and their teams.


Foxxy gets a special kind of love in her hometown apparently…the kind that makes folks approach her and kindly say “please run that Louie and that cash and that hearing aid….” sigh. Karma is a bitch.

Here’s the colorful write up from the Daily News:

“Trouble-prone rapper Foxy Brown was attacked yesterday by three of her ex-boyfriend’s gal pals – who pulled out her hearing aid and tore her hair weave at his prompting, police sources said.

The assault occurred after the hip-hop artist dumped her beau at 5:30 a.m. in Brooklyn because she found out he was a pimp, sources said.

The two were in his car in East New York, and she “was giving him the heave-ho,” one source said.

“This ex-boyfriend called some of his women, and they pounced on her,” another police source said. “They beat her bad. They ripped out her hair weave. Her hair was a mess – and that seems to be what she cared about most.”

The women also stole Brown’s handbag and $500, the sources said.

The wild dustup occurred after the 27-year-old rap diva and her unidentified boyfriend had attended a party at the Louis H. Pink Houses.

The sources said Brown originally met her beau at a recording studio and didn’t realize he had a criminal past.

After the assault, Brown, who hails from Brooklyn and whose real name is Inga Marchand, went to the local police station to file a complaint.

Police drove her around the neighborhood in an unmarked car to look for the attackers. She pointed out Roshawn Anthony, 23, of Brooklyn, who was arrested and charged with assault.

Police sources said Brown stopped cooperating with the officers when one of her representatives arrived on the scene.

It was not clear whether the rapper received medical treatment for her injuries. She was diagnosed with sudden hearing loss in May 2005 while she was recording an album.

The short-fused, long-nailed Brown got three years’ probation after being accused of attacking two Manhattan manicurists in 2004.

She got in hot water in February by going to Florida without permission. She was arrested there for allegedly attacking a beautician.

While the Florida case is pending, the Manhattan court that handled the original arrest imposed restrictions on Brown, including drug tests and anger management classes. Probation officials wanted the close monitoring to continue for another two months, but a Manhattan judge disagreed at a hearing earlier this month.

Probation spokesman Jack Ryan refused to comment on the latest incident until his office had more information. In general, however, probationers are not supposed to be in the company of known criminals.”