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It wasn’t all glamorous smiles and celebrations at Sunday’s 2024 BET Awards. For one artist, the night was full of turmoil and drama.

Following the big show, Ray J was caught on video getting into a physical dispute with Lemuel Plummer, the founder of streaming service Zeus Network. The alleged incident took place outside GloRilla’s awards afterparty, with the video showing some pushing and shoving, as well as Ray J allegedly throwing a punch that doesn’t hit anyone. The singer retreats to a car before returning to challenge Plummer again. His team stops him and they leave.

Ray J addressed the situation and an incident that allegedly happened at the award show in a post on his Instagram Story.

“Then it all went bad! First at #BET and then later on too! I’m really at a breakin point!” he wrote. “To provide for my family and have generational wealth was always the plan. But money is evil and people are bad and I can’t take it anymore!”

“These chain of reactions are stemming from being locked in a false reality / confused about this whole life!” he continued. “The s—- that happened tonight to me at the awards today was hurtful. I’m working backstage and then I go take a break in the back and BET wouldn’t let me back in for some reason. I don’t know who they didn’t want me to see – it was weird. Anyway I left and went back to silence my frustrations – flashing back to my everyday thought of my life —the truth that’s given is a LIE!”

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Fans became disturbed about his post when Ray J said he was having “suicidal” thoughts. He went on to vaguely describe something he’s been allegedly paid to not talk about.

“I’m on my way out of the country. The s–t that is happening is mind blowing – it’s making me suicidal and uncomfortable with the perception of reality!” Ray J said. “THEY PAID ME TO SHUT UP AND I DID! – I FEEL BAD AND I HATE MYSELF FOR IT! I DONT WANT ANYMORE OF YOUR DIRTY MONEY!!”

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He wrapped up the statement by sending a message to his sister, Brandy, telling her that he’s sorry and that he “will make it right.”

“B4! Or. Right after I die .. I promise you I will be [free] of it all and the world can move on with what is real for me no matter the consequences I have to face on the other side!!” he wrote. “I TRIED TO DO IT FOR REAL LAST TIME… I’m sorry to myself and [my] sister – sorry Bran, I will make it right, I won’t let them get away with it! I TOLD THE PEOPLE CLOSE TO ME-THAT I FELT LIKE SOMETHING IS ABOUT TO HAppen. F–k it I said it.”

Hopefully, his family and friends will offer Ray J the support he needs.

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