News: Rick Ross To Music Rivals: "Success Is The Quickest Way To Kill The Enemy"
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 2:18PM
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross recently opened up about putting hip-hop disputes to rest from 50 Cent to Young Jeezy and why success is the ultimate counter attack.
For Ricky Rozay, he places accomplishments and success as his greatest goals.
"Right now it's just all about me remaining creative, keep putting this dream team together. That's what I'm about and I think that's what everybody out there should be about, get your ones up. Success is the quickest way to kill the enemy. ... I'm always 'bout business; that's why I'm here. I haven't taken nothin' personal since I came in the game and I think if you in this business and plan on having longevity in this you shouldn't take nothin' personal" (MTV)
Last year, Ross spoke on his past issues with Young Jeezy.
"You gotta understand, when you talk about this street life and being one hundred and being solid, it's certain things that you just bring to a person," Ross added. "That's what I was expecting. And that never happened. However homie feel, that's him. Just all the way being real -- we were just at the BET Awards, and I sat in the front row, and he performed. If it's any pressure, handle it right then." (Hot 97)
Months prior, DJ Khaled, who shares ties between both rap stars, said they were on good terms.
"Well first of all, I don't condone problems," Khaled explained in an interview with radio host Bootleg Kev. "That's what I do. I represent that love and making great music. And them two guys, they don't have no problems. So, you know, I guess this is an exclusive, they don't have problems. I guess people in the streets, they try to make things into a problem. But that's just life. That's when you know you're hot and that's just part of the game, man. Being in the game and being successful, you have to deal with things like that. But you know, they ain't got not problems. It's all love. I don't know what to tell you. It's all love." (Bootleg Kev)
A few weeks ago, Ross' "Stay Schemin'" collaborator French Montana spoke on the disadvantages to beefing.
"Beefing is always gonna slow your money up. When you start beefing, everybody is gonna stop trying to spend money with you. You scare people away. It's a lot of things that happen when you start beefing with people. I think a lot of people were introduced to me [via the beef between Jim Jones and incarcerated rapper Max B], but when did I get more popular?" (Hip Hop DX)
Check out some recent Rick Ross footage below: