Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross has addressed the publicized rift between protégés Wale and Meek Mill following a nasty Twitter war last week.
Despite Meek going at Wale’s neck, Ross said he has ironed things out between both MMG artists.
“It’s a misunderstanding. As soon as the tweets went out, I spoke to both of them on the phone. Those two guys, they’re brothers. At the end of the day, they’re brothers and it’s time to turn up right now. It’s time for all of us to turn up and stay turned up, you know what I mean? But it’s all love between those two and everybody knows that.” (Bullet Media)
Ross also explained how the feud may have been sparked due to both artists growing independently.
“That’s why you seen whatever was said, the little brotherly jabs and then that was it. That’s all you’re going to see. They’re two real dudes, two successful dudes, and we all came from the same place. When I first brought them on the team, we all drove to our first video set together. It was just us three, and I felt we all was at the bottom at the time. You know, Wale was in his new situation, Meek in his first situation, and me in my very first situation being a CEO, being a bawse with my own label deal. So we all was on the same flow, and once we mention that, it’s all good.” (Bullet Media)
Wale posted a screenshot of a Meek track he promoted on Instagram and defended his image following the feud starting.
“Few weeks ago. (7w) I posted this .but ok. Movin along . My Avi always changed when it’s THAT time .. Ok that’s not enough y’all see “razor ramon ” post on his no. But I don’t care.. I wrote a long ass post day before his single dropped .. Mariah record dropped nobody said a word I didn’t care .. I still don’t… I carry myself with confidence and humility ., I always try to have a lighter side to MMG.. Cuz I understand I don’t “fit the mold” so if I’m tryna spruce an interview up to show that we not tryn be “serious tough guys” on the red carpet Or try to be a bit more engaging to broaden our audience forgive me . I never wanted anybody to think we take ourselves THAT serious. (Were rappers )I don’t need to take anybody shine.. Or hate on anybody . I walk in a completely different world .. Where I look for slp jeans and Shanghai dunks online and know what “kayfabe” means. I check nbadraft.net daily . I’m on whatculture allll day I enjoy shyt like that. I play fuckin Zelda and fuck wit bitches who teach yoga and paint… I get it . I’m different .” (Wale’s Instagram)
Earlier the same day, Meek raised eyebrows after going off on Wale.
“When u young and successful..U experience a different type of racism.and it brings jealousy,hate & a new level of people tryna bring u down,” Meek tweeted July 8.
“Wale just ain’t gone tweet a thing about my album…. He’s been hating on me long time now …don’t even text me cornball! #UNOTMMG”
“Everybody can see it! None of y’all dudes don’t call me text me nothing it is what it is!”
“I don’t really want no suckas in arm reach of me…. My hands might lose control! That’s how I’m rocking”
“I ain’t doing nomore acting for no rap sh*t!”
“I got real family at home and all my day 1’s on the road wit me….. I just wanna make it known who is who!”
“I don’t need no support…It’s about a lot of these dudes really b hating behind closed doors..All these guys that’s on the rap scene kno” (Meek Mill’s Twitter)