Texas rappers Trae
and Mike Jones
have apologized for fighting backstage at Monday night's Ozone Awards - but not to each other.
Jones was punched and Trae was escorted from the Houston event after the fracas broke out behind the stage.
The fight started while the rappers were having a conversation, and Trae threw the first punch, Jones revealed.
Both stars have since apologized for the incident - but refuse to make peace with each other.
Jones says, "First off before I point any fingers, I personally do want to apologize for the incident that happened at the Ozone Awards. I hope you all don't get the wrong impression of me or my city.
"I apologize once again for everything that happened but I cannot apologize for having to defend myself from someone bringing unexpected or un-called violence to me and my family at any time."
And Trae has also offered apologies to his fans.
He says, "I have to take the time out to apologize to the kids, and to anyone who follows and supports my career for what happened at the Ozone Awards.
"I told myself that I was gonna do my best for the new era of the streets not to go through the experiences that I go through in life. For a split second, I almost entertained the little-girl tactics of a person who is really irrelevant nowadays.
"I would like the world to tell Mr. Jones that he can thank me later for his split second of fame."
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