News: Beenie Man Warns Rick Ross, "Jamaica Don't Do Police" [Video]
Monday, May 11, 2009 1:15PM
Dancehall legend Beenie Man recently spoke out against performers with law enforcement backgrounds and explained how they put themselves in danger when performing in Jamaica.
Speaking about Rick Ross' past history within law enforcement, Beenie talked with DJ Whoo Kid about the chances of being a police affiliated emcee in his home country.
"No, Jamaica don't do police," Beenie explained. "You can be a cop if you want [but not an artist.] If you're a police artist, I don't know if that's going to work out. You're a cop and an artist? That don't work out in Jamaica. You got cop artists, but they do that talent show sh*t. They don't come out on the street because n*ggas in Jamaica, once they find out you're a cop and you're on-stage, that means you're vulnerable. And you know what I mean, there gonna be battles, stones, oranges, apples, all that sh*t. When I say orange and apple, you understand it's an M-16, AK-47, if you want me to get serious. Because then you're vulnerable. You're a cop on stage. No police in the business. If you gonna be in the business, you gotta re-sign the business because police is in the killing business. The innocent killing business. And then the innocence is in the crowd and they're gonna try to kill you back because that's how it goes, eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth." (Radio Planet TV)
Aside from Beenie's warnings, G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently threw verbal shots at Ross.
"He's so funny and delusional, I love it though," Yayo said in an interview. "'Cause now I got the real n*ggas from Miami, not no fake rap sh*t, not no fake Triple C's Torch...N*ggas trying to make it seem like Yayo can't get a pass down to Florida? Are you crazy? Are you kidding me? And I'm not talking about Disney Land, I'm talking about Little Haiti, I got the pass to go through their... I been a little quiet, I let fat boy talk. His album came out, he had a 68 percent drop this week so Def Jam ain't on they job. Def Jam don't want me to start waiting in front of that building for some of them executives. I don't give a f*ck about this rap sh*t my n*gga." (Shade 45)
Ross previously justified his time as a corrections officer in a past interview.
"The Boss done did it all to get money," Ross said last March. "And what you gotta understand is, if rumors surface it wasn't because, people felt like I didn't address it. It wasn't because of my selfish reasons, but what you gotta understand is that when you answer certain things, you gotta go to what was going on and who was involved, what the situation really was. So what we did was we got with BET and we chronicle my life so people can understand that by the time I was 17 years-old, 18 years-old, I was in a nice home, I was in whips, I was doing a lot of different things and I made a few moves...If Rick Ross did work at one of these places, it wasn't for the obvious reasons. There's a lot of gold mines around people's faces that they don't really know how to take advantage of...Yeah that picture is Rick Ross." (Big Boy's Neighborhood)
Former G-Unit associate Bang Em Smurf has told fans to look beyond the rapper's past.
"Shout-out to the boss man, there's a lot of sh*t going on about this C.O. sh*t and homie being a C.O. back in the day," Smurf said in a video. "I don't give a f*ck about none of that 'cause at the end of the day, Dr. Dre was a she-thing, a drag queen...I got some gangsters that's C.O.'s from my hood...and they get busy. At the end of the day, I bang with a few C.O.'s, not every C.O. but I got a few I did. And Ross a real n*gga, by the way. He kept his word a hundred with me from day one." (Worldstarhiphop)
Check out Beenie Man's interview below: