Rick Ross recently attempted to justify his controversial claim that Trick Daddy has AIDS, not lupus, and said the fellow Miami rapper should have come clean about his disease on his own terms.
In addition to standing by his original claims, the “Boss” said he has noticed other emcees trying to bring his name down recently.
“You know, I think it’s pretty much clear,” Ross said about his Trick reference. “It is what it is. Like I said, I received a letter and I feel like when it come to a situation like this, I don’t know his situation so like I said, I ain’t feed into it. It was a letter. It is what it is…And I’m fittin’ to play it like we do in the streets, so everybody who I feel was like halfway down praying on the Boss’ downfall, I feel they gonna have to answer for that. I’m almost definitely addressing and I’ma keep addressing it. That’s why it’s always best to be one hudred from the jump. Be real from the jump. The people I show respect to ain’t got nothing to do with money and power and fame or if you hot right now, if you selling right now. I just keep it one hundred. It is what it is, we gonna wait and see.” (MTV)
Trick recently hit the radio airwaves to address Ross’ past comments.
“I read the blogs and would like to thank everybody for commending me for taking it like a man and knowing that I said the political correct answer and I’d also like to apologize for my kid misbehaving in class and on the radio and in concerts because I raised his a**,” Trick said in an interview this week. “I just don’t understand it, I was a big Ross fan and if you check all my interviews, you check the web, radio, I never sneak dissed him, I always tell people I like Ross as an artist even when he was Teflon Don. Whatever he wanted to be, I supported him. For him to try and assasinate my character and then what’s the sad part about this is when the first corrections officer picture came out about a week later I saw an interview, the interviewer said, ‘So Rick Ross, how do you feel about Trick Daddy calling you a prison guard,’ time-out. Ain’t no way you went for that dumb a** sh*t right there. The sad part is that that interview is three years old.” (Shade 45)
The Slip-N-Slide artist’s name is heard via “Valley of Death” in relation to him possibly having the AIDS virus.
“Caught a little case, buddy had a little cheddar,” Ross raps on “Valley of Death.” “Pled out to 15, poured his life in a letter/ Very first line he called Trick Daddy stupid/ Said he had AIDS telling people that it’s lupus/ Not the one just to jump to conclusions/ I’m getting money, small talk can be a nuisance.” (“Valley of Death”)
Aside from Trick, a snippet from Ross’ “Head of Florida” recently leaked online where he is heard bigging up The Game and calling out 50 Cent by his government name.
“Walkin’ in water, covered in ice,” Ross rapped. “I f*cks pianos, I rape the drums/I kiss the mic, hits make me come/Bricks make me come from the tip of my tongue/Baby girl drippin’ like the clip from my gun/I am the truth, brand new coupe/Running place take you straight back to Martin Luther roots…Held as a Boss, nailed to the cross/Rose from the dead…No need for all black, I can be in all peach and wack me a Curtis Jack…Governor of Florida, one terms’ twice/I f*cks with Game, me and Blood the same/I became his fan when he threw away the chain.” (“Head of Florida”)
Check out Ross’ interview below: