A fight broke out Friday afternoon in West Hollywood, two days before Sunday’s annual BET Awards in downtown Los Angeles, involving the entourages of rappers Safaree Samuels and Meek Mill.
Deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of North Robertson Boulevard near The Abbey in response to a disturbance, yet the assailants and any victims of the disturbance had left the scene, according to a watch commander at the sheriff’s West Hollywood station.
Video footage from TMZ shows Samuels talking to an acquaintance, telling him “that you different in L.A.,” when a black SUV pulls up and someone from Mill’s entourage attacks Samuels, who dodges a few punches thrown by someone who appears to be with Mill’s security detail.
The man does land a few blows that caused no real damage, as Samuels was able to get away, with the assailant running in the opposite direction.
Following the attack, and while riding in the backseat of either an SUV or limousine, Samuels, in an expletive-laced tirade posted on Instagram, challenged Mill to “meet him anywhere, one-on-one, while he’s out here, this weekend.”
Both Mill and Samuels used to date rapper Nicki Minaj.