The feud between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy has been ongoing. Recently, Young Jeezy spoke with MTV’s RapFix about this beef, how it began and how it has continued with time. Jeezy also explained why he feels the feud is “about records.”
“With rap, it’s a funny thing,” he said in the interview, particularly speaking about a track titled “Death Before Dishonor,” which some feel fueled the flames of the feud. “You can say things, and people can take ’em the way they wanna take ’em.”
According to Jeezy, this feud began with an edited video clip, one that stirred up problems between the two. However, he also added that he feels it could have been resolved with a conversation.
“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 explained. “You take a clip that somebody edited and run with that? What part of the game is that? I see you all the time. I ain’t ever said nothing crazy like that, for you to take it like that. If you felt like that, hit me up, let’s chop it up, we bosses.”
He went on to add that he’s heard rumors about the feud spilling over into the streets.
“I’m not worried about it. I hear things; the streets talk. I’m hearing he reaching out to [Big] Meech and trying to get him to speak bad — that’s my brother,” he noted, speaking of Big Meech of the Black Mafia Family. “When you’re trying to bring the streets into Rap to prove a point, then you already lost. You already wrong. You separate the two, and that ain’t to be played with. You’ve got people that lost their lives and people that are doing real time. If we gon’ make music, let’s just make music. Let’s not bring people into a situation that got other things to think about and other things to deal with.”
Still, Jeezy added that he is “cool with it” because he feels it’s not personal.
“I felt like it was about the music. I felt like it was about selling records,” Jeezy continued, saying they could have discussed their issues at an award show. “It’s not about me and you. We could’ve stepped in the corner and chopped it up. That was my take on it. So right then and there, I knew it was about records, so I was cool with it.”
When asked how he would feel if Ross approached him now for a conversation, he replied with the following.
“We bosses,” he said. “Whatever. We bosses, bruh. I know I am. So, whatever.”