News: Rick Ross Pulls $250K Bawse Move On DJ Khaled, Meek Mill & Wale
Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 11:45AM
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross is reportedly showing his appreciation to key contributors from his Mastermind solo album by throwing down $250,000 on fancy wrist wear.
Reports claim Ricky Rozay's unexpected boss move stems from the success of his chart-topping LP.
According to our sources, Ross hit up jeweler Rafaello & Co in NYC last week and dropped a cool $250k total on six watches for a few of the artists who appeared on his album "Mastermind." Among the lucky recipients of an Audemars Piguet watch: DJ Khaled, Meek Mill and Wale. We're told Ross picked out the watches himself and had the cash wired to the store. (TMZ)
Recently, the "Bawse" said putting out number one albums helped guest collaborators experience being atop the sales chart.
"You know what, when this is what you center everything around, you just want the best, not only for yourself, but for your team, everybody you build with," Ross said. "I not only want a No. 1 for me but for all the new-time dudes who've never been on a No. 1 album." (IFWT)
Ricky Rozay recently congratulated himself and thanked fans for making his latest LP the nation's number one album.
"Still hustlin. #1 toast to my fans..... @belairerose http://mastermindgr.am/5IA," Rozay tweeted March 11.
"HISTORY!! GO GET #MASTERMIND pic.twitter.com/47eZIOLWJ7 "
"--> WE #1..EVERY ONE OF U WHO BELIEVED IN ME I PRAY U #RICHFOREVER RT!!! pic.twitter.com/XVy4PKFMPR "
"Get The #1 Album In The Country @rickyrozay's #Mastermind on iTunes NOW! http://smarturl.it/iMastermind pic.twitter.com/3VOnI0Y1yR " (Rick Ross' Twitter)
According to reports, Ricky Rozay's new LP toppled its competition with nearly 180,000 sold copies in week one.
Rapper Rick Ross collects his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mastermind" arrives atop the list. The set sold 179,000 copies in the week ending March 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it starts with slightly fewer sales than his last album -- 2012's "God Forgives, I Don't" launched at No. 1 with 218,000 -- the first-week sales for "Mastermind" are about on par with Ross' usual debut frames. (Billboard)