A red carpet chat with Complex News and Migos went awry during a noisy BET Awards pre-show Sunday night, prompting a tense confrontation with the hip-hop trio.
“I feel like that’s a running joke … with you being left off ‘Bad and Boujee,’” “Daily Struggle” co-host DJ Akademiks said to rapper Takeoff, attempting to speak over the din at the Microsoft Theater.
“I ain’t left off ‘Bad and Boujee.’ You think I left off ‘Bad and Boujee,” Takeoff replied, prior to the Los Angeles awards show.
The interview quickly derailed out-of-control as the NYC Youtube personality failed to hear Takeoff’s response and asked the Georgia native to repeat himself.
A video clip of the interview shows DJ Akademiks, whose real name is Livingston Allen, and Complex anchor Nadeska Alexis leaned in while struggling to hear the artist.
Just as the two finally came to an understanding, Complex’s Joe Budden ended the interview, threw his microphone to the ground and stormed off.
The Migos members then went chest-to-chest with Budden as a wide-eyed Alexis asked for a security guard. Someone off camera can be heard yelling, “Chill, chill, chill,” before the footage abruptly stops.
DJ Akademiks blamed the noise while addressing the drama after the BET Awards.
“I promise I wasn’t tryna play Takeoff .. man the red carpet Loud (as f–k) … no ear piece. Migo legendary tho,” he tweeted.
Budden said little about his mic drop, other than to sarcastically reference the bizarre interview.
“Had the pleasure of speaking (with) Migos,” Budden tweeted.
Later, Migos took their beef on the road and faced off with Chris Brown’s crew in a parking garage. TMZ reports a member of Brown’s crew shoved Quavo, while someone in the Migos entourage was punched.
Two videos of the encounter fail to show the violent dispute. Los Angeles police officers flanked the feuding groups in one video and in another, Brown could be seen leaning against a car.
Cops said there were no arrests following the awards event and that it had been “a quiet night.”