News: Rick Ross On Young Jeezy Rift, "If We Gonna Play That Sport, Let's [Do It] Like Men"
Monday, Dec 6, 2010 4:50PM
Southern rapper Rick Ross has admitted to having an aversion toward Young Jeezy after his Def Jam labelmate released a "B.M.F." earlier this year that has been speculated to be aimed at him.
Ross said Jeezy's inability to speak with him directly has caused issues to arise.
"I'm not sure what was going on. [The freestyle] was most definitely [disrespectful], whatever it was. Then the explanations seemed sideways, less than G," Ross explained in an interview. "It's most definitely when we always touching distance from each other. I'm right here. It's not like I'm in Miami and you in New York. We see each other. That's the only issue I had. It was sideways. So I made a record, 'Summer's Mine' just to [let him know], if we gonna play that sport, let's put it on the table like men. If it was just a freestyle that the world took the wrong way, leave it alone. That's how I took it...I don't accept [anti-beef calls from Island Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid], I think they know that would have been an exercise in futility. Whatever it's gonna be, it's gonna be. If we gonna get money, we gonna get money. If it's pressure, just put it on the table. I feel no way. I had nothing but love for the homie, but if me getting money in the streets or making music offended you, I can't help that." (The Source)
Last month, Ross addressed footage of Jeezy allegedly taunting him in Miami.
"I actually got to see the footage of him walking on South Beach down Collins Ave and he played his self," Ross told Westwood. "You gotta come across the bridge to Carol City...to Little Haiti. That's where you get your issues--Washington Ave. What's crazy about that is when they ask about my name, they still don't really have a direct answer. That ain't gangster at all. If you really got an issue, put it on the table like a G. Walking down Collins Ave, you played yourself. You'll get that took from you." (BBC Radio)
Jeezy's footage began to circulate across the Internet in early November.
Last week, a viral video of Jeezy began making its rounds. The clip featured Jeezy in Miami, and while he never mentioned Ross by name, when an unidentified interviewer asked about the beef, there was little mistaking who Jeezy was talking about. "Where your favorite rapper at?" Jeezy asked. "I don't see that n*gga. I'm on the streets...come out here, n*gga. Whatever n*ggas wanna do. I'm out here." (Hip Hop DX)
After Jeezy's "B.M.F." freestyle landed online, the rapper denied throwing subliminal darts at Ross.
"It's not a diss," 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 diss, 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)
Check out Rick Ross speaking on Young Jeezy below: