Atlanta rappers Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane theoretically put an end to their longtime beef back in December, when an incarcerated Gucci phoned in to ATL's Hot 107.9 radio station to address the issue. Gucci told listeners on DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz radio show that he was "a hundred percent down with [squashing the beef]" after years of feuding with Jeezy. But despite this attempt at conflict resolution it seems that the rapper's entourages have not put the bad blood behind them.
Police officials responded to a call at Walter's Clothing store in downtown Atlanta at 4PM on Thursday (March 4) where gun shots were fired after Jeezy and Gucci's entourages collided, sparking an all-out brawl. According to reports, the scuffle began when Gucci Mane's 1017 Brick Squad entered the store to find Young Jeezy's CTE crew in the vicinity. Employee Patrick Morrison said that the fight started almost immediately. "They just started going at it," he said.
Police spokesman James Polite told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that a security guard for rapper Waka Flocka Flame, a member of Gucci Mane's 1017 Brick Squad, was detained for firing the first shot. "There was a physical altercation inside the location between several men," Polite said. He explained that one of the men drew a weapon "and as a result a private armed security guard of a local entertainer discharged his weapon." It is believed that Waka Flocka Flame was visibly injured after the fight was broken up. "Whoever he is, he's got a big swollen eye now," Morrison said. Flame made headlines in January when he was shot in the arm while washing his car on Atlanta's National Highway.
Neither Gucci Mane or Young Jeezy were directly involved in the conflict. Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis, is currently serving time in Atlanta's Fulton County Jail for violating probation. He is set to be released in May.