So far [artist id="860639"]50 Cent[/artist]'s been looking like the bully who takes your lunch money everyday when it comes to his beef with [artist id="2000082"]Rick Ross[/artist].
First, he responded to the Miami rapper's [article id="1602731"]dig on "Mafia Music"[/article] with a track of his own, [article id="1603897"]"Officer Ricky (Go 'Head, Try Me)."[/article] Then he posted a video blog on YouTube, issuing Ross a career-ending threat. Later that same day an animated clip of 50 and his newest target appeared on his Web site, ThisIs50.com, followed by Monday's video of the G-Unit star [article id="1604095"]interviewing one of Ross' ex-girlfriends[/article].
Ross' only response so far has been an interview on Sirius Radio's Shade 45 program the Angela Yee Morning Show. He told Yee last Friday he [article id="1603922"]wasn't impressed with 50's song[/article]. "We gonna give him 48 hours," Ross said in the interview. "Time to come up with another [track]!"
Wednesday morning (February 4), Ross retaliated again, albeit subtly.
The rapper's camp released a video to accompany "Mafia Music," the track where Ross first fired lyrical shots in the brewing battle.
"I love to pay ya bills, can't wait to pay ya rent/ Curtis Jackson baby mama, I ain't looking for a cent/ Burn the house down," Ross raps, referring to the [article id="1588381"]"suspicious" fire[/article] at a home owned by 50 (in which his son and ex-girlfriend lived) last year. "You gotta buy another/ Don't forget the gas can, jealous, stupid mutha-----r."
The video doesn't directly address 50 Cent — instead the Boss opted for a performance clip from what looks to be his Florida home. But following the clip, a scene from "The Godfather" plays where Sonny, Don Vito's son, is gunned down in an ambush by a rival gang.
"This is what separates boys and champions," Ross cryptically says in voice-over. "I'm not even excited, but I will be, 'cause I'm going to Venezuela. Monkey, monkey, monkey."
The latter part of Ross' comment refers to an earlier video posted by 50 Cent where he told viewers he was flying to Venezuela for a show date. Following the gig, 50 began his tirade against the Def Jam rapper. Ross is rumored to be calling into Hot 97 later this week to speak to Funkmaster Flex. Earlier in the week, [article id="1604175"]both rappers tossed barbs at each other[/article] over the New York radio station's airwaves.