DJ Trauma Talks Alleged CTE/Aphilliates Incident & Gucci Mane/Young Jeezy Beef
Earlier this morning, an incident occurred at a party for Atlanta radio personality DJ Trauma, leaving two men in the hospital. Rumors quickly spread that the fight stemmed from an altercation between Young Jeezy’s CTE camp and DJ Drama’s Aphilliates crew. XXLMag.com caught up with Trauma to find out what exactly went down and if his station, Atlanta’s Hot 107.9, is worried about any problems at their annual Birthday Bash concert this Saturday (June 20).
According to Trauma, who was celebrating his 10th year at the station last night at the Luckie Food Lounge in downtown ATL, he was too busy having a good time with his star-studded guest list to realize what was going on.
“I didn’t know what had happened, because we were all upstairs in the VIP - Me, Estelle, Luda[cris] and [Young] Jeezy - and I was talking to Jeezy and I was like we about to go downstairs, and perform,” he shared with XXL. “So I grabbed Jeremih, Estelle and my artist Verse Simmons and we went downstairs and we started performing. And just doing what we do. He was doing 'Birthday Sex' and [Lil] Scrappy was performing and all of a sudden I was like damn where is everybody else at. And a couple of minutes later some people were like ‘they were fighting upstairs.'”
While the participants of the fight are still uncertain, Trauma says it happened upstairs in the VIP section. A police spokesman confirmed with the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that two men suffered stab wounds to the face. No arrests have been made as of yet. When contacted by XXL DJ Drama declined to comment on the situation and a rep for CTE has yet to return phone calls or emails. [Update: Young Jeezy Associate/CTE Rapper Confirmed As Stabbing Victim At DJ Trauma Party]
This is the second time Jeezy’s name has been attached to a feud this week. The Snowman recently released a diss song aimed at longtime rival Gucci Mane, as well as OJ Da Juiceman, after staying quiet about their differences for years. All three artists are slated to perform at 107’s Birthday Bash in two days – along with another appearance at tomorrow’s SuperJam in North Carolina – yet Trauma doesn’t feel like there will be any problems between the feuding rappers.
“I don’t think [anything is gonna happen],” he said. “I know at our Summer Jam, the way they do it, they space them out. They was like that last year. They both performed last year. And they both were on fire – even more so. They signed contracts and everything. I know they had stipulations and they had meetings about it. They space them about two hours apart. One crew comes, they do their press, do their show and then they leave. The next crew comes do their show and leave. They’re never in the same spot. We never have any incidents. Last year T.I. and Shawty Lo had beef and Gucci and Jeezy had beef. There was beef all around last year and we had no problems. [So] I think it's gonna run smooth.“
Hot 107.9’s 14th Annual Birthday Bash is set to go down at the Philips Arena. Other acts slated to perform include Rick Ross, Soulja Boy Tell Em, Plies, Keri Hilson, Young Dro and Trey Songz. – Jesse Gissen