News: Rick Ross Buries Beef With T.I., "I Had Said Negative Things When I Didn't Know Him"
Monday, Aug 16, 2010 9:35AM
Rick Ross has revealed his past issues with Grammy-winning rapper T.I. prior to collaborating with him on "Maybach Music III."
According to the "Boss," he decided to push aside the beef and befriend the "King of the South."
"I felt the time was right for me and T.I. [to work together]," Ross said in an interview. "We had never personally collaborated with each other on a record one on one. Early on in my career, I had said [negative] things when I didn't know him. Just us being bosses and us being leaders and us being examples, we bossed up. We both did. He came from home doing what he did. I did my thing...Just on a mutual respect for each other, I reached out to him. When I got that verse back, I was like, 'He meant that.' We had been seeing each other over a period of time, saluting each other, bumping into each other, he knew I was a fan of his. We captured that moment in time which was one of the dopest records." (MTV)
Although tensions may have ceased with T.I., Ross recently found himself the alleged subject of verbal jabs from labelmate Young Jeezy in a song called "Death Before Dishonor" dropped.
Released today, Jeezy's "Death Before Dishonor (B.M.F. Remix)" has the following verse. "How you blowin' money fast? You don't know the crew / Are you part of the fam? Sh*t, I never knew / Y'all was supposed to make it hard, this is easy, h*e / "Pull up in that triple white," I think I'm Jeezy, hoe." When leaked to media today, Def Jam employees referred to the song as "the most controversial record of this year," although no formal confirmation of the diss has been made. Although Ross' name is never mentioned, many speculate that Jeezy is confronting his Def Jam label-mate. (Hip Hop DX)
However, Jeezy later came forward and said he was not lyrically going after Ross.
"It's not a dis," Jeezy said in an interview. "First of all, I'm not gonna get nothing out of dissing that guy. That's one. What am I gonna get out of dissing him? I think sometimes people can read into things too deep. They trippin', man. They crazy out there. Basically, if homie takes that as a dis, he's insecure...Subliminals, for what? ... What's understood ain't gotta be said. I didn't think people would take the record like that. I did it like I would have any Shawty Lo record, any Rocko record, whoever. I got on [Ross' beat] and did it like how I do it, the best way I know how. I don't know if because the BMF situation is for real for me that everybody is like, 'Ooh. Oh, sh--.' Twitter is a muthaf---a, by the way." (MTV)
Aside from hip-hop disputes, Ross is currently living high on the sales chart with the recent release of his new album, Teflon Don.
Triple C's leader Rick Ross' Teflon Don moved down two notches to No. 5 with 39,400. Headed into his first full month, Ross' latest solo project has moved 278,800 pieces. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out a recent Rick Ross interview below: