Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross recently discussed the publicized feud between protégé Meek Mill and Young Money’s Drake.
In Ricky Rozay’s opinion, the feud cannot be compared to the now-iconic early 2000’s battle between rap pals Jay Z and Nas.
“We might be from two different eras or something. We lost B.I.G. in that era. We lost 2Pac in that era. So to say, Jay and Nas when you discussing Drake and Meek, I think is disrespectful. That was an entirely different type of energy. That’s what I believe, unless I’m seeing something… I must be just, fuckin’, I don’t know. But by the time I heard of the Meek and the Drake situation, um, you know they told me that Meek hadn’t dropped nothing real and Drake had let two records go. They told me, it was cool and I was like, that’s it. Moved on.” (XXL Mag)
Asked if “Color Money” has a diss aimed at Drake on it, Ricky Rozay entertained the idea in an interview earlier this month.
“I mean, you know, I just dropped ‘Color Money’ it is what it is,” Ross responded. “It’s a lot of different people that’s going to interpret it a lot of different ways and it is what it is. I mean, everybody who know Rozay know how I get down. When I come, I come. I just say let’s see how it fold. We most definitely know how I come and I do. I don’t play no games.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Ricky Rozay’s “Color Money” lyrics sparked some social media debates a few weeks ago.
“My little homie made a million on his girl’s tour,” Rick rhymes, giving props to Meek for the tour he did with Nicki over the summer, but it could also be a response to Drizzy’s Back To Back takedown about Meek. He then goes on to take another swipe in the rhyme with “I got more money than that p—- that you’re signed to,” referring to his mega successful Maybach Music Group, of which Meek is family as opposed to Drake’s OVO Sound. (Hollywood Life)
Rap star 50 Cent recently said Meek’s decision to stay mum amid Drake’s “Charged Up” and “Back To Back” diss songs hurt him.
“Even when you play chess on the clock you have to think faster, you have to make moves. You can’t sit and just look at the board – this is really interesting, I saw an artist that I knew was a talented rap artist, poke fun at another artist, and then when the guy lashed back at him, he wasn’t ready. [How did Meek get it so wrong?] I don’t know. I don’t think he saw that [‘Back To Back’ diss] coming at all. [laughs] It didn’t go right. It just didn’t go right for him. It would have been better if he just responded. No response is worse. I don’t think he anticipated it going that way.” (“Tim Westwood”)
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