Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross recently discussed his favorite foods and why grub-related references on his records are deeper than rap.
Asked how real his “wake up to a bowl of lobster bisque” “I Love My B*tches” line is, Ricky Rozay explained the reference’s authenticity.
“There’s a steakhouse in Miami called Prime One Twelve. I order three entrées that I know I’m not gonna finish, and save the lobster bisque for the following morning,” Ross said in an interview. “[Benefits of having a private chef?] It’s a 24-hour menu. You can get something light. You can get something heavy. I love Italian, but I may wake up in the middle of the day and want some tacos. [What do I cook?] I got one thing: I take the aluminum foil and I put a nice piece of tilapia on it, season it good, then put a bundle of broccoli and two or three slices of cheese over it. I fold it up and sit it on the grill.” (Bon Appetit)
The “Boss” also delved into his Memphis Wingstop restaurant and packing his music with food mentions.
“I love it. I put it in one of my songs: “She’s thinking Philippe [restaurant] / I’m thinking Wingstop.” I know she wants fancy wine and all that, but boy, I’ll get you a nice lemonade to go with those lemon-pepper wings. … I remember when I couldn’t afford to eat like this. It was ramen noodles and the San Francisco Treat [Rice-A-Roni]. Dessert? Get you a honey bun and put a slice of cheese on it. Put it in the microwave for 45 seconds and you had the gift of a lifetime.” (Bon Appetit)
The Miami rap star officially launched his Memphis Wingstop last fall.
Although Rick Ross’ Hickory Hill Wingstop restaurant won’t celebrate its grand opening until October 15, it’s officially open for business today. “It’s time for us to make it happen in Memphis,” he said in a written statement. “With Wingstop we are bringing in the food I like and adding jobs to the community. It’s a double win.” Ross first teamed up with Wingstop when he rapped about their wings on his song “MC Hammer.” (Hickory Hill)
Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul previously talked to SOHH about an attempt to launch a food show called “Cookin’ Ain’t Easy.”
“‘Cookin’ Ain’t Easy,’ we shot the pilot, turned it in, and VH1 said it didn’t really feel like a Vh1 show,” DJ Paul told SOHH. “They liked it, said it was funny, but said it was more so for another network and not for their network. It’s a pilot, we got the ownership of it, so we’re just gonna shop it to some other people after this show comes out. But Vh1 still wanted to do something with us, so they called us for this ‘Famous Food’ idea and we rolled with it. We didn’t even have to do a pilot. It was green lit.” (SOHH)
Check out some recent Rick Ross footage below: