News: Tony Yayo Re-Sparks Rick Ross Feud, "F*ck Ricky Rozay!!!!"
Friday, Jul 16, 2010 10:00AM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo has re-ignited his rap rivalry with Rick Ross by publicly calling him out on Twitter.
Writing via his Twitter page, Yayo taunted Ross' "Ricky Rozay" rap alias.
"Just rocked Sao Paulo! (@ Via Funchal w/ 3 others)," he wrote Friday (July 16) morning.
"F*ck ricky rozay its tony rozay !!!!!!! Sau paulo brasil !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get a stamp international tony yayo." (Tony Yayo's Twitter)
Last year, Yayo released multiple diss records going at Ross including "Somebody Snitched On Me."
"Yeah, it's the 'Talk of New York', Tony Yayo," he says in the intro. "Check out my new video, f*ck Rick Ross, n*gga." Throughout the video, Yayo is seen throughout a neighborhood surrounded by an entourage rapping. Showing clips of an Italian mobster film, Yayo adds various images including Ross' corrections officer picture, animated cartoon pictures and local shopping center vendors and restaurant employees holding signs and saying "Officer Ricky." (This Is 50)
Earlier this month, Rick Ross talked about moving forward from his past beef against the Unit.
"That's the beauty of art," Ross told us. "You can take it and channel it any way you want to. Of course, I realize I put a lot of pollution out there as well that I wouldn't this year. That was a part of me learning. I'll forever be attracted to some form or fashion of war. I feel it's competitive but at the same time, I'm focused on my numbers. I'm focused on my business. I'm focused on my brand. I wanna see other things blossom around me, versus back-and-forth with nothing. For the most part, I feel when you prioritize your business, that's the result -- that's the advice I've been given for so long. I'm trying it out." (MTV)
Last month, 50 said he never reached out to make a truce with Ross.
"I never had a conversation with him. My focus shifted during that record. A lot of times, earlier in my career, I was competing with artists because that was what I loved about hip-hop: The idea that battling someone was necessary to defend your spot and you had to take on all challengers -- so I did that constantly. No one thinks that way now and everyone looks at me like I'm the Broad Street Bully. The younger kids coming up missed that time frame, and even the conscious rap is gone too. The stuff that Common Sense and Talib Kweli and Mos Def were rhyming about. What was socially conscious and responsible about the music has been replaced by hipster kids in skinny jeans and mohawks. Of course, that's always been around, but it was usually confined to the Village. Artists have always had the opportunity to influence the culture, but now it's the other way around: They're trying to look like their audience to attract their audience. Now you can't tell the difference between a Led Zeppelin fan and a hip-hop fan." (Los Angeles Times)
Check out past footage of Tony Yayo speaking on Rick Ross below: