Just a month ago, it seemed like all was good between Rick Ross and Timbaland, as the two were fresh off of their collaboration "Movin' Bass," one of the most-discussed tracks on Rozay's recent Hood Billionaire album. In the time since, though, things have gotten tense, and the latest example came over the weekend.
The official Maybach Music Group twitter posted a tweet wondering if Timbaland "wanna be us," and linking to a picture of Timbo's Mosley Music Group logo -- which looks a bit like the MMG shield. Ricky got in a jab of his own shortly after, writing "#WhereMagoo," in reference to the producer's old partner-in-rhyme.
Timbaland has been releasing albums on Mosley Music Group for almost 10 years. In 2006, he linked with Nelly Furtado to drop Loose and went on to drop his own Shock Value LP and OneRepublic's debut album a year later. While the company has been established for some time, it's the new logo which drew fire from MMG.
Ross and Timbaland first began to fall out -- publicly, at least -- in late November, shortly after Tim dropped an alternate version of "Movin' Bass," which also included a verse from his artist, Tink, as well as added rhymes from Hov.
"Timbaland released his version that I was real disappointed in hearing," Ross admitted during a sit-down on "Real Rap" with MTV News' Sway Calloway and Rob Markman. "Me and Jay created the original version. That's one of the records we vibed up when we had a couple sessions, you know what I mean? Of course Timbaland produced it and had the production on it for a little while and I went by the studio before and he played me the version and I was like I see what you did, but chill on that, we doin' our thing on it. I was disappointed in homie on that."