After a war of words kept hip-hop fans on their toes throughout 2010, DJ Khaled promises Def Jam artists Rick Ross and Young Jeezy have squashed their past problems.
Breaking the news as an exclusive, Khaled said both artists are back to making music.
“Well first of all, I don’t condone problems,” Khaled explained in an interview with radio host Bootleg Kev. “That’s what I do. I represent that love and making great music. And them two guys, they don’t have no problems. So, you know, I guess this is an exclusive, they don’t have problems. I guess people in the streets, they try to make things into a problem. But that’s just life. That’s when you know you’re hot and that’s just part of the game, man. Being in the game and being successful, you have to deal with things like that. But you know, they ain’t got not problems. It’s all love. I don’t know what to tell you. It’s all love.” (Bootleg Kev)
Last fall, Ricky Rozay responded to footage of Jeezy taunting him in Miami.
“I actually got to see the footage of him walking on South Beach down Collins Ave and he played his self,” Ross told Tim Westwood. “You gotta come across the bridge to Carol City…to Little Haiti. That’s where you get your issues–Washington Ave. What’s crazy about that is when they ask about my name, they still don’t really have a direct answer. That ain’t gangster at all. If you really got an issue, put it on the table like a G. Walking down Collins Ave, you played yourself. You’ll get that took from you.” (BBC Radio)
Jeezy’s footage began to circulate across the Internet in November.
Last week, a viral video of Jeezy began making its rounds. The clip featured Jeezy in Miami, and while he never mentioned Ross by name, when an unidentified interviewer asked about the beef, there was little mistaking who Jeezy was talking about. “Where your favorite rapper at?” Jeezy asked. “I don’t see that n*gga. I’m on the streets…come out here, n*gga. Whatever n*ggas wanna do. I’m out here.” (Hip Hop DX)
The “Snowman” also previously came forward to deny rumors suggesting his “Death Before Dishonor” was a subliminal record targeting Ross.
“It’s not a dis,” Jeezy said in an interview. “First of all, I’m not gonna get nothing out of dissing that guy. That’s one. What am I gonna get out of dissing him? I think sometimes people can read into things too deep. They trippin’, man. They crazy out there. Basically, if homie takes that as a dis, he’s insecure…Subliminals, for what? … What’s understood ain’t gotta be said. I didn’t think people would take the record like that. I did it like I would have any Shawty Lo record, any Rocko record, whoever. I got on [Ross’ beat] and did it like how I do it, the best way I know how. I don’t know if because the BMF situation is for real for me that everybody is like, ‘Ooh. Oh, sh–.’ Twitter is a muthaf—a, by the way.” (MTV)
Check out DJ Khaled’s interview below: