Rick Ross is about his business. The Maybach Music boss has been involved in a few rap dustups, most notably with 50 Cent and Young Jeezy, and they may have taken shots at one another in their music, but Rozay says he hasn't taken any of it personally.
"Right now it's just all about me remaining creative, keep putting this dream team together. That's what I'm about and I think that's what everybody out there should be about, get your ones up," Ross advised when he spoke with Sway at a French Montana video shoot in Miami last month. "Success is the quickest way to kill the enemy."
Rick Ross threw shots at an unnamed adversary on "Rich Forever," a track off his new mixtape of the same name. "Your sh-- pushed back 'cause it ain't buzzin'," Rozay rapped. He never actually mentioned Jeezy's name and in this age of subliminal rap disses, anything is possible. Still, the line did catch the attention of fans because of the multiple delays that the Snowman's TM 103 album faced.
The Double-M Genius never mentioned Young Jeezy's name during the interview either, but when Sway specifically asked if he and the ATL trap star could sit down and work things out, Rozay was open to the idea if it was financially beneficial. "I'm always 'bout business; that's why I'm here. I haven't taken nothin' personal since I came in the game and I think if you in this business and plan on having longevity in this you shouldn't take nothin' personal," Ross said, noting that their differences never led to any physical altercations. "Ain't nobody stepped on my Jordans yet, not out here. As far as I'm concerned, bring that money bag, let's shake the world up, that's what Double M-G is about."
The contention between the two rap titans began to take shape in August 2010, when Jeezy freestyled over Rozay's "B.M.F." instrumental, titling his version "Death B4 Dishonor." In the Jeezy version, the Snowman took exception took Ross' BMF (Black Mafia Family) shout-out, playing up his own real life ties to the reputed drug organization. There have been subliminal lines and shots thrown back and forth since, but not much more.
When Jeezy appeared on "RapFix Live" in November, he wasn't against having a sit-down with Rick Ross. "I feel like the whole started thing from a clip on WorldStarHipHop, and my thing was, if I'm a boss and you a boss, let's sit down and be bosses," he said. "You take a clip that somebody edited and run with that? What part of the game is that? If you felt like that, hit me up, let's chop it up, we bosses."
So does that mean that the two rap stars can come to a peaceful accord? Only time will tell.
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