BET's Stephen G. Hill Downplays Hip-Hop Awards 'Altercation,' Cites 'Reckless Tweeting'
BET's Stephen G. Hill Downplays Hip-Hop Awards 'Altercation,' Cites 'Reckless Tweeting'

Last night (Aug. 8) the 'net went wild with reports that Young Jeezy had just been named senior vice president of A&R at Atlantic Records, and this morning those rumors were confirmed by the rapper himself.

Taking to his Twitter page today (Aug. 9), Jeezy acknowledged his new position -- in a message that was also retweeted by Atlantic -- by saying "From the streets to the Boardroom. SVP of A&R at Atlantic Records I am. Let's Get it!"

The news was reportedly broken by DJ Greg Street of V103 out of Atlanta, and was confirmed by Jeezy's production coordinator DJ Folk last night.

Jeezy's latest album, "TM103: Hustlaz Ambition," came out last December on Def Jam.

Atlantic Records could not be reached for comment at press time, but Billboard.biz will update shortly.

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