The O.D.: A Mixtape Daily Exclusive

Rick Ross says he didn't fire shots. It was just a rap reference that he had no intention of putting out anyway. A couple of weeks ago, a track leaked to the mixtape circuit and the Internet labeled "King Boss." Mr. Rozay rapped on the song, "She dated Slim Thug, but now she f--- with me/ She finally made it to the biggest boss luckily."

Slim Thugger quickly took to his Twitter page with a question — and a retort.

"WTF @rickyrozay is that a diss?" Slim wrote. "Just threw @rickyrozay cd out the roof of the coupe haters get no play in my ride."

Well, before things got too far out of hand, Ross and Thugger talked, hammered out the misunderstanding and actually banged out a couple of new official songs. One of them, "Paid the Cost," is out now.

"First of all, I wanna salute the homie, Slim Thugga," Ross said on Saturday in Los Angeles before the VMAs. "Maybe two weeks ago, a record had surfaced that I recorded before I even met Slim Thug. Just not knowing the dude and made the record and, after the fact, maybe four or five years later, the record leaked. He responded in a way that was totally understandable. What was funny about that situation is that Slim Thug is actually an artist that after I met him, embraced me and showed me the most love. The homie, Slim Thug, and I gotta salute the homie, Trae Tha Truth."

Ross said that Slim and Trae always roll out the red carpet for him when he goes to Houston.

"For a record to surface and me being a little slow on Twitter, I didn't really peep it until two days later," Ross continued. "When I found out about it and heard about it, they said I'm dissing Slim Thug. 'What's the name of the record? "King Boss"?' ''he remembered asking. "I never had a record called 'King Boss.' I just left it alone. After the fact, [Slim] asked me about it. I told the homie, 'Of course it ain't nothing but love between me and you, big dawg.' We got in the studio, later that night. The night we spoke. I e-mailed him something; shot him something, did something for his album. It's fire. Then I leaked 'Paid the Cost,' just to show the haters."

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