[artist id="500937"]Trick Daddy[/artist] expressed to MTV News that he has not taken too kindly to [artist id="2417097"]Rick Ross[/artist] addressing his condition on the song "Valley of Death." The song, on Ross' upcoming [article id="1607209"]Deeper Than Rap,[/article] contains the lines, "Caught a little case, buddy had a little cheddar/ Pled out to 15, poured his life in a letter/ Very first line he called Trick Daddy stupid/ Said he had AIDS telling people that it's lupus/ Not the one just to jump to conclusions/ I'm getting money, small talk can be a nuisance."
The rhyme doesn't sound as if Ross himself is making the accusations, but rather someone in prison he was corresponding with. However, Trick still questions why "false" claims are being brought up and, regardless of the Boss' intentions, Trick says his disease shouldn't be taken lightly.
"Millions of people are stricken with lupus," Trick said. "I have stayed out of the bullsh--, I will continue to stay out of it. Ross had been with Slip-N-Slide Records as long as I have been with Slip-N-Slide Records. He's known I've had lupus for 10 years. I was referred to my doctor by Ted Lucas who is the head of Slip-N-Slide Records. I would like to apologize to everyone suffering with lupus. I would like to apologize for the insults."
Ross did insult Trick in a video that recently surfaced online. In the clip, Ross — after being told by the interviewer that it was Trick Daddy telling people that Rick was a prison guard — had venomous words for his then-labelmate and sometime collaborator.
"That video is, like, three or four years old," Trick explained. "It only just leaked. Somebody said, 'How you feel about Trick Daddy saying you're a prison guard?' I ain't never said that. He fell for that. Me and Ross had a conversation after that. I said, 'I'm not interested in fake beefing with you.' I'm not interested in beefing period — I have never been. I'd rather focus on getting money and building my company Dunk Ryders."
Ironically, Trick just completed a deal with Ross' former manager.
"E-Class — he's working with me," Trick revealed. "We're on the same team. He's joining our labels together, he's doing my management, we're getting money. This is something we should have done a long time ago. I've always respected E-Class, he's always respected me."
Deeper Than Rap hits stores April 21. Meanwhile, Trick Daddy's new album is still in production and being prepared for a June 30 release.