This past weekend, Baton Rouge rappers Kevin Gates and Boosie BadAzz were both scheduled to perform at the same show in Louisville, KY. Everything seemed to be going smoothly until shortly after Gates got off stage, when the entourages of both rappers suddenly got into a brawl. You can see footage above and below.

There's been some longstanding tension between these two going back a couple years. They were cool at one point, but when an affiliate of Gates named Nussie was murdered back in 2009, one man claimed it was Boosie who ordered the hit. The rapper born Terrence Hatch was found innocent in 2012.

Gates and Boosie also share a common comrade behind bars - Lee Lucas. They've both name-dropped him in songs before, and Gates recently visited Lucas in Angola, a.k.a. Louisiana State Penitentiary. Some believe that despite the tension between them, Kevin and Boosie have stayed amicable partly due to their shared, incarcerated friend.

They're also on the same label (Atlantic), which only adds suspense to the situation.

Afterwards, Gates posted a video of himself with his DJ BWA Ron. Many thought Ron's left eye looked swollen, and in video below people claim Ron was the one getting beat down, though XXL can't confirm.

Either way, we hope these two camps stop the violence and resort to more mature means of communication next time. Then again, it's a lot deeper than rap.

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