Rick Ross recently spoke on how religion has played a role in his rap feud with 50 Cent and what some of the underlying reasons were behind his verbal attacks on the G-Unit leader.
Speaking on the gospel-based program “Lift Every Voice,” Ricky Ross described his dependence on religion.
“If you think you making real rap, you gotta talk about God,” Ross said in an interview. “That’s who I give credit or my prosperity to because I feel like I was rapping for over ten years and if nothing ever happened for me, it was something I would have had to live with..Coming from where I come from, seeing what I seen to having a number one album I had told myself at one point no matter what I go through, I’ll never question God…I pray for forgiveness in a lot of these areas. When it come to the 50 Cent situation, I pray for the best and most definitely on a serious note, it could become, uhm, physical. It could become life-threatening, you never know, you understand? But I keep a positive outlook on it and I focus on the business aspect, you know, versus the negative…I’m a person that’s done some wrong things in my time and I beg for forgiveness everyday…Sometimes you gotta be the bigger person, be the boss, a lot of times it could be beneficial…One of the reasons I challenged 50 Cent in the first place was to show my faith, show the world my courage, regardless if you got $200 million and I got $2 million, it ain’t about money.” (Lift Every Voice)
G-Unit associate DJ Whoo Kid recently said 50 moved past the online battle with Ross.
“50’s done ten freestyles,” he explained in an interview. “I’m waiting on like, two more. I guess he’s trying to figure out the title. And I’ve been doing a lot of those Radio Planet videos, so I’m gonna put together a RadioPlanet.TV 50 Cent video. Those are my video mixtapes I’ve been putting out, killing the Web waves…The Rick Ross sh*t is outta here. It’s over, he’s done his promo, 50 promoted his album very well, so Rick Ross is outta here. Now he’s worried about his own sh*t. They got the Tia [Kemp] book out there. That should be the last level of anything that has anything to do with Rick Ross.” (MTV)
Ross’ baby’s mother, Tia, announced her association with Fif earlier this month.
“G-Unit books. It’s not a [coincidence],” Tia said regarding the company overseeing her tell-all release. “I’m affiliated with G-Unit now, officially. I am G-Unit. I’m waiting on my piece too, 50. [laugh] Yes I am [serious]…I’m a great mother, I’m hoping this book with be successful so that I can give my kids a good life, a better life than I had…[Ross] is not a real n*gga, he has no street credit at all. None whatsoever…I don’t know where all of the [swag] came from, the fake shades. I think that’s who he’s trying to be now, Biggie [Smalls]. Did you see him in that new video? He put two earrings in his ear, do some research, he never put earrings in anything he did. He just got earrings about a month ago…[With the beard] he’s trying to be Freeway Ricky Ross.” (Radio Planet TV)
Despite Whoo Kid’s claims, Tony Yayo has recently been heard in interviews taunting the Miami rapper.
“He’s so funny and delusional, I love it though,” Yayo said in an interview. “‘Cause, now I got the real n*ggas from Miami, not no fake rap sh*t, not no fake Triple C‘s Torch…N*ggas trying to make it seem like Yayo can’t get a pass down to Florida? Are you crazy? Are you kidding me? And I’m not talking about Disney Land, I’m talking about Little Haiti, I got the pass to go through there… I been a little quiet, I let fat boy talk. His album came out, he had a 68 percent drop this week so Def Jam ain’t on they job.” (Shade 45)
Check out Ross’ interview below: