Young Money‘s Cory Gunz has addressed controversy surrounding Rick Ross‘ borrowing the name of his forthcoming project for his Teflon Don follow-up.
Admitting Ross’ decision to use God Forgives, I Don’t for himself annoyed him, Gunz tried to look at the situation positively.
“[I made the title up] three years ago, I remember that, that was three years ago,” Cory said in an interview with radio host Sway. “I got the T-shirts, I got the songs, the studio sessions, the invoices to prove it…It was really a bit frustrating. I was really sticking by that title for a minute. Whether it was for the EP or the album, it was a bit frustrating. At least I should be honored that somebody that’s at the pinnacle right, we thinking the same. I’ll be in his position soon.” (Shade 45)
In summer 2010, Gunz announced his solo project title.
“The name of the EP is God Forgives, I Don’t. It’s ready but I wanted to make sure I could put the project out properly,” Cory said in an August 2010 interview. “I’m not trying to flood the market and over-saturate myself. So I’m taking long to keep building the anticipation for this one. With my new situation at Young Money/Cash Money, I felt these songs were too valuable to give away on a mixtape.” (VIBE)
Ross made the announcement official on Tuesday (January 4) morning.
“I’m in Swisher Studios right now working on my new project,” Ross told Power 105.1 radio hosts DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee. “50 percent of the album [is] already [done]. This is the first time I’m revealing it, but the name of the album is God Forgives, I Don’t…One of the records that I excluded off the [Ashes To Ashes] mixtape was ‘Made Men’ featuring the homie Drake. I wanted to put some final touches on it and I wanted to give you the opportunity to bless the world with that.” (Power 105.1)
The project will follow-up Ross’ 2010 album, Teflon Don.
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem’s Recovery has continued its reign atop the charts at No. 1 with 187,200 sold copies. According to Nielson SoundScan, the rapper’s latest solo effort has sold 1,669,600 units after five weeks on the charts. Def Jam juggernaut Rick Ross’ Teflon Don opened up this week at No. 2. Making his first non-number one solo debut, the “Boss” was able to shell out 176,700 pieces after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
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