A massive brawl broke out during a hip-hop and rap music awards show in Arlington, Va. As many as 1,500 people bolted for safety as dozens of fights erupted.

More than 20 police vehicles responded to the Crystal City Hyatt. A video of the fight showed people getting pummeled -- and others throwing chairs.

The DMV Awards show honors local rap, hip-hop and R&B performers in the Washington, D.C. area.

At least five people were transported to hospitals.

Listen to Fox News Radio's Todd Starnes as he reports on the incident:

Watch video of the brawl:

Brawl Mars DMV Music Awards Outside Washington: MyFoxDC.com