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Ozone Awards Update: Rap-a-Lot Not Talking; Trae and Mike Jones Are

The fallout continues from last night's brawl between Trae and Mike Jones at the Ozone Awards; by several accounts, the two Houston rappers have had beef for a good minute. Rocks Off called Rap-a-Lot Records for a statement, and the label's publicist Sarah Lee was nothing if not diplomatic.

"As far as I know right now, no one wants to give a statement on the scuffle," she said. "I just know it did happen but it didn't last long."

However, the Web site Nah Right has now posted YouTube footage of both rappers talking about the incident. First we'll hear from Trae:

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Now, here's Jones, shortly after the altercation:

Frankly, Rocks Off thinks this whole thing smacks of a great big publicity stunt on both rappers' part. We'll let you know if anything else happens, though; hopefully, former HoustonSoReal and current AustinSurreal point man Matt Sonzala, who was at the awards, will check in eventually. - Chris Gray

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