Chicago-based rapper Shawnna was blocked from the festivities by her former label head Chaka Zulu of Disturbing Tha Peace. AllHipHop.com broke the story that Zulu supposedly made the decision to prevent Shawnna from walking the event's red carpet at the last minute.
Behind the scenes issues over lost million dollar deals, allegations of owed money, and contract disputes actually forced a not-so-friendly divide between DTP and the "Gettin' Some" performer, but both sides still kept the drama in-house.
The closeted problems weighed on Shawnna. The dark side of the industry became so hard to deal with that she says it killed her passion to make music. Shawnna decided to step away from Hip Hop and returned to Chicago to work at a club owned by her father – Blues legend Buddy Guy. (click here for the full story)