News: Fat Joe Chooses Team Ross In 50 Cent Beef, "I'm Tired Of All These Gimmicks And Games"
Saturday, Feb 7, 2009 2:45PM
Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has sided with Rick Ross during his rap beef against 50 Cent claiming 50, who is also a rival to Joe, is using the battle to promote his forthcoming album.
Joey Crack suggested 50 fall back from his focus on discrediting Ross.
"50 Cent just gotta make music," Joe said in an interview. "He does all these diversions and disses rappers to eliminate the fact that he's not really hot and relevant right now. So if two weeks ago we were talking about 50 Cent, what record or what would we really be talking about unless he disrespected Rick Ross...I'm tired of all these gimmicks and these games. This man's just gotta put out hit records. That's what we're doing...We making music. At the end of the day, we fell in love with hip-hop to make music and hit records." (Kendra G)
Despite Joe's suggestion, Ross has participated in the rap beef releasing his latest anti-50 record "Kiss My Pinky Ring."
"This monkey is swaggerless. Thanks for the promotion h*mo," Ross says in the song's intro. "Undercover f*g, slash h*mo/No steam, Jimmy [Iovine] got you doing promo/We laughin' at cha a**/ And you dress so bad that we laughin' at your ads/Another case of poor marketing/Threaten everybody, I guess it's poor targeting/Nobody ever died, so don't make a n*gga drive to that old a** house...Fake teeth, fake street/Only fake n*ggas feed on a fake beef/I'm so hard, I'm so sharp/Taking b*tches shopping scared to get a bl*wjob/I took my money like Sha Money/My money's safe, I can retire money" (World Star Hip Hop)
Unlike Fat Joe, other rappers like Maino are enjoying the publicized beef.
"I love it. It's fun.," Maino said in an interview." It's very entertaining. I'm watching it like 'Whoa, oh sh*t.' It's hip-hop. N*ggas like, 'Yo, how he gonna get his baby mom,' man f*ck that. This is what it is. Everybody accountable for what they're saying. If you say something to another dude, better be sure somebody else is gonna be saying something to counter that. The same tactics you use can be used against you." (This Is 50)
Former G-Unit member The Game has also revealed his interest in the battle.
"For the first time in four years, man, I'm kinda low key riding with 50 on this one," Game said in an interview. "I'm siding with this dude homie. It's crazy, I don't know what's gonna come of it but yo, Ross, call me on my phone man...Call me on three-way so I can get you outta this mess, man... took his baby mama shopping. She's trying on fur coats with the Stevie Wonder jamming...Eh, Rick Ross, man, holla at your boy! 50 eating you boy!" (KUBE 93)