Shortly after Atlanta’s Young Jeezy told fans they could retire hopes of seeing him engage in a rap battle with fellow Def Jam labelmate Rick Ross, the “Snowman” now claims following this month’s release of his new Thug Motivation 103 LP, he is game for anything.
Asked to expand on what ultimately set off a feud between him and Ricky Rozay, Jeezy said he had no answer.
“I can’t really explain that,” Jeezy said when asked about the rift. “I just know from my standpoint, if homie wanna focus on me that’s on him. I’m focused on me. At the end of the day man, I got an album coming out and aint nothing more important than that. After the album come out, we could get into that.” (Hot 97)
Last week, Jeezy said they should have met face-to-face and ironed out any issues instead of letting their speculated beef intensify.
Aside from those few lines on “Death B4 Dishonor,” Jeezy said the issue spiraled thanks to a Web clip, which Ross perceived to be an additional jab at him. “I feel like the whole started thing from a clip on WorldStarHipHop, and my thing was, if I’m a boss and you a boss, let’s sit down and be bosses,” he said. “You take a clip that somebody edited and run with that? What part of the game is that? If you felt like that, hit me up, let’s chop it up, we bosses.” Finally, Jeezy said he didn’t take things seriously after bumping into Ross at the BET Hip Hop Awards, where the Miami rapper declined to exchange any words with him. “I felt like it was about selling records,” Jeezy said. “It’ not about you about me. We could’ve stepped in the corner and chopped it up. So right then and there, I knew it was about records, so I was cool with it.” (MTV)
Around mid-November, Jeezy also said his main focus was on the music, not Ross.
“I don’t think there’s a conclusion to it, because it was really nothing to me in the beginning. I don’t need propaganda to sell my records, I never have. I always did my music. When it’s album time, people do crazy things,” he said. “I’m a real one. I don’t do beef. If there’s a problem, let’s get into it. Let’s get it done. There ain’t nothing to talk about.” (Radio Planet TV)
Prior to Ross suffering two seizures this fall, he summed up the overall problem between him and Jeezy.
“You gotta understand, when you talk about this street life and being one hundred and being solid, it’s certain things that you just bring to a person,” Ross added. “That’s what I was expecting. And that never happened. However homie feel, that’s him. Just all the way being real — we were just at the BET Awards, and I sat in the front row, and he performed. If it’s any pressure, handle it right then.” (Hot 97)
Thug Motivation 103 is slated to drop Tuesday, December 20th.
Check out a recent Young Jeezy interview below: