Rick Ross and Jeezy have had an ongoing feud since at least 2010, but the two appear to have settled their differences on an upcoming Mike WiLL Made-It-produced track.
“Rick Ross ft Young Jeezy prod. By Mike WiLL Made-It, Eardrumas… #MadeItMafia #Mastermind,” Mike WiLL said in a Twitter update yesterday (February 3).
In September 2012, Ross and Jeezy were involved in an altercation at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. Funkmaster Flex, who reported the altercation on Twitter, said Jeezy and Ross did more than exchange words. “Jeezy and Rick Ross just had words backstage!! Pushing and shoving!!!” he said in a Twitter update. “Beef just spread to the parking lot!!! Shots fired in parking lot!!! Gunman arrested!!! Back to the show and Club later!!!”
Footage of the brawl between Jeezy and Ross can be seen here.
Jeezy addressed the altercation days after the reports of their scuffle were published.
“I mean first of all, it was a great awards show,” Jeezy said at the time. “I mean basically, it was just a good show. I went there, got out with Wiz, it was cool, we did our thing. So in the hallway, we’re walking out whatever whatever. So me and him never really seen each other face to face before, and I just felt like he spoke, I spoke, and that was basically it. But at the end of the day, it’s been going on for a while so I just felt like if it was to be handled, it should have been handled there. We either gon’ get past it or keep moving. So in my words, I just feel like a lot of these cats are actor rappers. And I’m Jeezy – they could never be me. That’s just pretty much that.
“At the end of the day, I refuse to be part of this WWF propaganda and B.S. to sell records,” Jeezy continued. “If that’s who you want to be, you want to be a tough guy, you be that way. I’m a boss, I’m a G. That’s just how it is.”
In December 2012, Ross spoke about his feud with Jeezy and about what he would do the next time he saw the rapper. “You gotta understand, with me it’s nothing personal,” he said at the time, as per MTV. “I’m a hands-on-type dude. I’m better with my hands than I am at making music. So it’s not personal, but if I see Young Jeezy again, will I try to choke him? I don’t know. That’s an option. If I see 50 Cent, is it personal? Not at all, but it’s an option.”
Ross announced his Jeezy collaboration approximately two weeks ago with an Instagram post.
Mike WiLL’s Twitter update announcing the Jeezy-Ross collaboration can be seen below.
— Mike WiLL Made It (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) February 3, 2014
UPDATE: Rick Ross’ Jeezy collaboration “War Ready” is scheduled to be released today (February 7) at 5 p.m. Ross made this announcement on Twitter and the announcement can be found below.
— Mastermind (@rickyrozay) February 7, 2014