DeJ Loaf Involved in Fight With Former Management Ahead of BET Awards

DeJ Loaf
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DeJ Loaf backstage at Santos Party House on October 21, 2014 in New York City. 

The BET Awards nearly got off on the wrong note when one of its performers, DeJ Loaf, was involved in a fist-fight with her former management during soundcheck.

The hip-hop newcomer, who was nominated for three BET Awards and booked to perform during the show, was caught-up in a brawl with a pair of now-ex managers who showed up unannounced during rehearsals Saturday at the Nokia Theatre.

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DeJ Loaf (real name Deja Trimble), her brother and her new management got into a scuffle with the old team, which she split with in recent weeks, according to TMZ. One person is said to have gone to hospital for stitches. A source says DeJ herself did not hit anyone. 

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The artist arrived on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart last year with "Try Me" and followed-up with the buzz track "Bird Call."

She was nominated in BET categories for best female hip-hop artist, best new artist and the "viewers' choice award" for "Try Me"

 

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