Rick Ross Calls Jeezy Beef "A Lot Of Misconfusion"

Rick Ross also discusses the benefits of making "War Ready," his "Mastermind" collaboration with Jeezy.

Rick Ross says that he and Jeezy were able to move past their rift due to a variety of reasons.

“It was a lot of misconfusion at the end of the day because me and his personally never had an issue and I think that was one of the reasons we were able to really resolve this problem because we never really personally had an issue,” Rick Ross says during an interview with HuffPost Live. "Amongst bosses, you know we like to call it, ‘That rapper stuff.' Real bosses get over that and that’s what we did and I’m happy we was able to do that and set the examples for some of the younger bosses that’s coming up and let ‘em know it’s all about making that positive progress."

Rick Ross and Jeezy collaborated on the recently released "War Ready," a selection off Ross' upcoming Mastermind album, a collaboration that followed a feud between the two rappers. A rift between Jeezy and Ross dates back to at least 2010. In 2012, the two were involved in a scuffle. Footage of the brawl between Jeezy and Ross can be seen here

“We had past differences and you know we put that to the side, being true bosses, and to do something big for the culture, which is bigger than both of us,” Rick Ross says during the HuffPost Live interview. "Here we have it, ‘War Ready.’”

Rick Ross said the collaboration is also part of his growth.

“MMG and Ricky Rozay, I’m expanding and getting bigger every day,” he says. "It’s a lot of other entrepreneurs that’s doing the same and Jeezy is one, so it was just time for us to come together. Let’s capitalize and something big happen for the game, for Hip Hop for the culture and we may be doing something else. You never know."

RELATED: T.I. Discusses Conversation With Jeezy That Led To Rick Ross's "War Ready"

137 Comments

  • ZOE8374659

    Look at these little white boys on hiphopdx. Its pathetic. SO quick to diss Ross when Jeezy the one who started the beef. Jeezy is the one who got salty, jealous and started taking shots at Ross. Jeezy is a pussy. Even at the hiphop awards, Ross choked that nigga. Jeezy a straight up snitch and you clowns support this man, yet still you clown Ross. Ross is a real nigga. You better believe them zoes rock rozay. Dont even get me started on boobie boys. Ross was dirty co. He didnt even want to take the job but he was helping his boys out. Everybody in miami who was around already knows this. Quit calling the fake cause you dont know him. Ross was a real dope boy. Ross was fucking with GD's before he was famous. Regardless of the situation that took place. Why is it that jeezy has never called ross out on that CO shit? Its cause jeezy know who ross really is and he knows ross was in them streets and was crooked co. He knows Ross's street background. I mean think about it. Jeezy could easily diss Ross and call him out yet he keeps his mouth shut. jeezy know ross a real nigga but wont say shit cause Ross shitted on him. Even 50 knows Ross was crooked. 50 probably did a street check on Ross. 50 just exploits that co shit cause he knows most of his fans are a bunch of white boys and suburb niggas who dont know how the streets work. He knows they dont know the difference between a cop and so. Keep doing ya thing Rozay. We know you a real nigga and we know why you did what you did. Keep making that bread and shitting on these boys. Let em talk.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder who is the most hated Rapper/MC on HipHopDX. Its like you geeks don't give anybody no respect. But The moment someone says anything about your favorite rapper Dudes just start doing lame shit. Like responding to every little comment. Posting shit like Gucci Mane is the realest blah blah blah. Who are you nerds. How can people diss 50cent, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Drake, Macklemore,, Kendrick, Jeezy, Kanye West Ja-Rule(Yes I seen people dissing him) etc all on the same site. It messy on this site. Nerds dissing other nerds talking about who is a virgin or not. I did that in elementary school. Shit crazy but I honestly think its like 5 people who post all of these comments. HipHopdx yall need to log people in, cause this anonymous shit is crazy. Posted16 hours ago | Reply

  • Anonymous

    Amongst bosses, Real bosses, younger bosses, being true bosses, shit is hilarious how many times he can get that word in answering 1 fucking question. Seems like he has to constantly reassure himself that hes a boss.. Everyone gets at 50 for overusing the word actual but no one says anything about this nigga saying boss every sentence .

  • Anonymous

    The album coming with a copies of cb4

  • Anonymous

    Cb4 all day cb4 for life

  • King of the nerds

    I wonder who is the most hated Rapper/MC on HipHopDX. Its like you geeks don't give anybody no respect. But The moment someone says anything about your favorite rapper Dudes just start doing lame shit. Like responding to every little comment. Posting shit like Gucci Mane is the realest blah blah blah. Who are you nerds. How can people diss 50cent, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Drake, Macklemore,, Kendrick, Jeezy, Kanye West Ja-Rule(Yes I seen people dissing him) etc all on the same site. It messy on this site. Nerds dissing other nerds talking about who is a virgin or not. I did that in elementary school. Shit crazy but I honestly think its like 5 people who post all of these comments. HipHopdx yall need to log people in, cause this anonymous shit is crazy.

  • Anonymous

    "If you had a bitter and lonely Valentines Day and plan on having an even more bitter and lonely Allstar Weekend then join me here on HHDX where we can vent our frustrations and share company in each others misery." ^^^ Slept on post, surprised more feelings werent hurt but I bet its only one or two fuckers pathetic enough to pitch a tent in these comments for the next 48 hours.

    • Anonymous

      He is not 40 or 50, the rumor is he is a 12 year old kid stuck in a wheelchair because of some deformity, that would make sense.

    • Anonymous

      funny thing is you were responding to homo basement dwellers on a saturday night

    • Anonymous

      Anybody that is skilled enough to decipher anonymous comments while commenting on ages and nail length is an obvious basement dweller and homosexual who spends weekend nights lurking for beefcake males on social media.

    • Anonymous

      3 of the above comments are from that 40 year old guy with long nails, can you guess which ones....

    • Shamar Moore

      LoL, the white guy said "making fun" like its a hobby or something he had to suffer through his entire life. He was most likely teased, mocked, tortured, and "made fun of" his entire life so he spends his free hours "making fun" of fat rappers on bootleg websites.!!! Haha!! Your life is ass Dawg!!

    • Anonymous

      feelings were caught by the ross fan

    • Anonymous

      Geeky suburbanites respond swiftly when you use brutal words like "lonely". WWF rap niggas live the life that geeky suburbanites can only dream of....... U Mad?

    • Anonymous

      the only one getting feelings hurt is you over geeky suburbanites making fun of some wwf rap nigga

  • @BruthaDee

    LEAVE RICKY ALONE YOU BIG WHITE MEANIES. IF YOU DONT LIKE HIM OR HIS MUSIC GO LISTEN TO EMINEM YOU SAD VIRGINS

  • Anonymous

    so misconfusion is a word now?

  • Anonymous

    He called his album 'God Forgives, I Don't' but hes forgave Jeezy for some much need buzz.

  • Anonymous

    "Im expanding and getting bigger every day," His waist line

  • Anonymous

    How many times a day do you think he tells himself or others around him that he's a boss?

  • Jus needa Friend

    If you had a bitter and lonely Valentines Day and plan on having an even more bitter and lonely Allstar Weekend then join me here on HHDX where we can vent our frustrations and share company in each others misery.

  • Anonymous

    Was it misconfusion when Jeezy called him an actor?

  • Anonymous

    That moment when you try to figure out what the fuck does "misconfusion" mean

  • Anonymous

    Im looking forward to the French Montana collabs

  • Anonymous

    A copy of cb4 coming with the album

  • Anonymous

    Mastermind coming get ready sucker.officer rickyyy

  • Anonymous

    Cb4 all day rozayyy bosssss

  • Anonymous

    I heard mastermind coming with a copy of cb4 dvd

  • Anonymous

    That Super Deluxe edition is the bizz.

  • Anonymous

    Small shit to a Giant.

  • Anonymous

    Good they squashed that shit.

  • Anonymous

    The new mastermind deluxed coming wit a cb4 DVD copy support rozay bosssssss

  • Anonymous

    I heard the album coming with a copy of cb4 DVD

  • Anonymous

    Cb4 for life gusto

  • Anonymous

    I hope the show cb4 on bet when the album came out

  • Harlem's Reckoning

    Misconfusion is in the same dictionary as conversate.

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    • Economics Major

      He went to a HBCU, (Albany State) they teach Nu Black Business 101, that's why these Nu school grads bossin up on the business end for the people.

    • Anonymous

      i guess they aint teach him that in college when he was studying criminal justice

  • Anonymous

    OMG this guy is sooooo fake BOSSES lol

  • A Trillionaire

    Ooh misconfusion! You always did have a way with words, Richard.

  • Anonymous

    I heard the album package come with the cb4 DVD too

  • Anonymous

    I hope the album came wit the cb4 DVD

  • Anonymous

    BAAAAWWWSEEE!!! JUST SQUASHED THE BEEF LIKE A....WAIT FOR IT....LIKE A BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWSSSSSSSSEEEEEE!!! DOUBLE EM GEEEEEE

  • Anonymous

    "Earlier in the interview, I brought up the fact that he once famously said, We dont do pushbacks, and now his album has been pushed back several times. It's a genuine question. Ross responded with some half-baked nonsense about how he changed the date because hes a boss. I shouldnt have been surprised that the guy who, in the face of physical proof, lied about being a former correctional officer, is too delusional to own up to the fact that his upcoming album has no buzz and its singles have barely even registered with the general rap-listening population, and thats why its been pushed back." GOD DAMN THAT WRITE ETHERED HIM HARD!!! LMAO

  • Anonymous

    Still cant understand how anyone can support william roberts after all the times his been exposed as a liar and fraud dude aint even from the hood and grew up with educated parents and money in a big house lol even miami newspapers have exposed his past. hate what hip hop has become. he lucky he got people like puff jay and elliott wilson and them backing him. 50 had the entire world laughing at him even game said so.

  • Anonymous

    I call this "publicity stunt"

    • Anonymous

      This whole niggas career is one big publicity stunt. A Drake interview with Rolling Stone has more buzz than an entire Rick Ross record at this point,

  • Anonymous

    I hope they show cb4 on mtv when mastermind come out

  • David

    That C/O is worth 40 million. Move on let it go people its just music.

  • Anonymous

    He confessed to being a C.O. His babymoms exposed him. 50 fucked her. 50 was playing with his kid. Lloyd Banks murdered him with Officer Down which sold more on iTunes than Magnificent which was Ross his biggest hit from his best album. Gunplay got thrown at a fence and has his chain stolen with no repercussion. Meek being cool with 50 and even gave fif probs for the Gunplay beating cause he don't like Gunpay. Even Game said 50 was destroying Ross. Outcome: Rozay lost!!! Ross could keep doing his thang for 10 more years and still never touch what 50 did in 1 year.

    • Anonymous

      "Lloyd Banks has never murdered anybody on the mic. Plus that song was featured on 50's soundtrack" Youre thinking of a different song

    • Anonymous

      "Gunplay got air lifted by 50's goons cause 50's too much of a pussy to do it himself." 50 on tape punchin that crackhead out, Gunplay, Kid Kidd and Yayo ain't goons.

    • Anonymous

      50 got beaten for playing with Ross's kid. LMAO who beat 50?

    • Anonymous

      1. He was a C/O at 19 long before the rap career started. 2. 50 got beaten for playing with Ross's kid. 3. Lloyd Banks has never murdered anybody on the mic. Plus that song was featured on 50's soundtrack. 4. Gunplay got air lifted by 50's goons cause 50's too much of a pussy to do it himself. 5. Meek was just like Buck who liked Fat Joe and Jadakiss who 50 hated. Just because you're signed to a label doesn't mean you can't respect other artists. This isn't junior high. 6. Outcome: Ross gets albums out faster than 50 and doesn't need to sell millions to be popular. 50 had 1 huge album that people liked. Big deal. Time moves on.

  • Anonymous

    I had two CO's that I went to high school with, and they where busters in HS; certified lames. Farthest thing from real.

  • Anonymous

    I hope they show cb4 on bet when mastermind come out

  • Anonymous

    this nicca never breaks character, i hope he wins an oscar this year

  • Anonymous

    You never gonna see a documentary or behind the music about Williams life or come up in the rap game because its all based off lies.

  • Anonymous

    Yo this nigga a fraud, look at Lupe's boy. He was really pushing that work to get first and 15 off the ground and he's in jail, not running around WWE style like Ross is.

  • PLK

    Too easy, man can't a motherfucker 'round you see me You'd need a AK and a genie, a whole POUND of wheaties My heart so freezy, 3d birdie to the click you claim Victory's my valentine, I'm in a different lane Strong as cocaine Long as I'm sane I won't be took for games I can guarantee when it's over you won't look the same Drownin' in shame, callin' my name's like callin' Candy Man Suicide on a platter, splatter your brain, he banned Understand, this ain't a obstacle it's comical The shades you wear been blindin' you Everyone knows what I'mma do Everyone knows I'm lava, fool Bet he come more phenomenal Deadly, ready for drama Whoever want it can climb in too Broken ego's I promise you, desert eagles and llamas threw W-why would you f-fuck wit me, s-stupid move C-come around, get f-f-found beat up and bruised You need support, a couple crews Beef out here ain't nothin' new, I'll make you sleep uncomfortable Nightmares of P.O. punchin' you, flatline Doctor pumpin' you, the blind could see the punk in you Girl in you, bitch in you, I will kick thru all of you Football wit you, soccer when we see him, DDT him Leave him bleedin', we'll be even Even thru coppin' and pleading He been talkin' bout the weight he push Use to punch the clock in jail, drove his mama car 'round Now he got whatchu want for sale See it, I bought it; it's official if I flaunt it If ya diamond really real then put the diamond tester on it He don't want it I'll run up on his shadow hit him proper He bout real as a 4 dollar bill, Carol City Copper Chop 'em down, one by one, two by two this what I do If you knew what I knew then you'll be cool, you'll be thru He makin' money? Well we makin' money too, whoopee doo We'll be here long after he disappear, this is proof 151 in the booth, so slippery...son is the truth Come get me, I'm in the coupe 4-fizzy, I'm in the loop wit Biggie, piece of fruit CAKE They don't want no problems watch they boots SHAKE Tremble, terrified, now it's too LATE There's no stoppin' till I see empires crumble beside me Entire families divided, diggin' ya hole is my hobby Ya sorry, probably the weakest shit to try me I be everywhere the guap be, and ya fat, musty and sloppy Freeway "Ricky Ross" copy, and the real one's comin' home Peace to him, fuck-you Click, Pop pop pop, I'm gone I'm too strong, you been warned Quiet storm when I perform When I get on, I'm like B.I.G., Pac, L reborn Word to mama, word is bond Long kiss goodnight, the pistol tight, my clip too tight You superthug, I'm kryptonite Sleep wit me, ya bitch just might Same promotion, different fight Still ballin', poppin' bottles, my wrist is white Drive the cars that bitches like, this is like Practice, pay ya taxes 'Fore you spit my name out backwards A-a-ask around, I'm in brackets with legendary rappers R-r-ratchets as we taxi, ask me if I give a fuck f-fuckem' ALL Makaveli when I bomb, I hit em' up G-g-get buck, cut, stuck, look Won't make much a difference, this is child's play L-l-lyrical battery ya'll way Pretty ladies in my mercedes, product of the '80s 40's, 50's blick'ies wit me hit me they call me crazy High and hazy, shady, grimey, slimey in every way 30 cities, 30 shooters, we're like the NBA Blaze when you want me stop, tough plot Big macs for every one you can eat, pound for every pound you got Call me loyal, honored, armored in bullet catchin' garment Getcha versace pirhanna'd, mangled, and left retarded I'm on another planet, fuck made him pick me to spar wit? We 2 different niggas, that makes you a special target In this market they let impersonators walk 'round 50 bodied you, I just laid the chalk down

  • Frenchie

    I will say this...the fact that a former correctional officer can bold face lie about his life in such an extreme fashion, and do it with such conviction, like he really BELIEVES what hes saying..thats absolutely impressive

    • Anonymous

      "actually they put ross on their songs because hes more poplar than they are" mainly due to his suburban white fans they havent been able to tap into

    • Anonymous

      actually they put ross on their songs because hes more poplar than they are

    • Anonymous

      Only suburban white kids who use comment sections for convo actually believes anything a rapper says which is why artists that actually rep the streets and are from the streets put Ross on their songs with zero respect for your feelings. Rappers have Zero respect for you and your kind, street dudes like Nipsey, Yo Gotti, Styles and E40 purposely and intentionally put Ross on their albums to tuant you and disrespect you and then they all go to the club together and laugh at you while they pop bottles.

    • Bumpy Knuckles

      The truth is that ain't no real G getting it in even thinking about trying to work anywhere in or near a jail. MF'ers don't even want to watch that reality jail bs on tv.

    • Anonymous

      C.O.s aint saying...well, let me get this C.O. job and make 20k a year to become a drug kingpin and later rap about it.

    • Tony Montana

      C.O.s who do dirt are usually if not always threatened by inmates... by threatened, I mean have family hurt, etc. Basically extorted. Just like the GD's extorted him. They shot him up to send a warning and now he's shouting them out on his new album... Rozay cut the check.

  • Dunee

    I bet it was just some "misconfusion" when he lied about being a correctional officer even though they had pictures of him in uniform!!! LMAO CB4 ASS NIGGA!!!

  • IROC

    Any time grown men can put aside petty beefs i can respect that move !Never in the history of music have i seen such ignorance as rap beefs its just music ,big ups to both artist for that move to end a silly beef.

  • Anonymous

    He never let's fans know who he is nor does he show any real weakness that we think is real. I mean he's like the Kingpin in Spider-man. He's a boss. He never let's people know what he's really about and from a music standpoint that's not what people want to hear. We want to hear about how he became a boss, how hard he worked, the trials and tribulations involved with being a boss and how he was just a regular dude who came up that way. That allows people to connect with him as an artist and say "yo Rozay was just like me, he's going through the same ****, I feel him, I can be up there where he is". Ross though doesn't let people see that though. Whenever it is brought up he either ignores the problems he goes through or he completely talks about things most people can't relate to. That's why he isn't higher on the list of **** people can relate to. I mean even Jay-Z raps about his problems and addresses them in MCHG where he's mostly rapping about luxury items. I've never heard 1 person say "yo, I can rise up like Ross, I can relate to him" but I've heard people say the same thing about every other major artist even Weezy. It's sad that WWE superstars are realer than Ross.

  • Garfield

    I swear every friday night HHDX post a new Ross article so the Ross and 50 groupies with no lives got something to do....

    • Anonymous

      AYO! I guarantee that bitter old racist MMG groupie with long fingernails will be on here all night with his MMG cape on responding to each and every hater.

  • I Had to Stop Interviewing Rick Ross Because He Can't Handle Hard Questions

    Part of me wants to feel like I'm reaching with that headline, but most of me knows that I'm not. The fact of the situation is that, during an interview with Rick Ross yesterday at the 40/40 Club in Manhattan, I brought up Reebok, which obviously triggered memories of the rapey lyric that cost him an endorsement deal with them. Perhaps for obvious reasons, things got awkward, Ross handlers got antsy, Ross low key tried to insult me, and the interview was stopped halfway through. The thing is, Rick Ross constantly talks about being a boss. To him, its not just a title, but an entire worldview. Real bosses answer the hard questions and keep it moving. Then again, what do you expect from a guy who let the media hound him over a lyricPut molly all in her champagne, she aint even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that, she aint even know itthat he couldve easily talked his way out of? Unlike the Date Rape Drug, Rohypnol (or alcohol, the most common date rape drug of them all), MDMA isnt a sedative, and even if you slip it to someone, its not going to make them pass out. Its a stimulant and, if anything, itll make a person more alert. Clearly, Ross doesnt always know what hes talking about in his own lyrics, and he and I never even addressed that line directly. [Ed: To be fair, Ross did address the controversy in an interview with HuffPost Live, saying, "I don't really regret nothing. I'm glad I seen and learned some things. When I realized so many women were affected by that, I wanted to make sure I apologized. Where I come from, that's not even tolerated... I never thought someone would fill in whatever blanks, but I respected it, and I respected everyone's opinion who reached out, most definitely women... Ain't nothin' more impressive than women, baby.] We got close, though. I was working my way towards a question about the infamous lyric. He and his team were tactful enough to pick up on that, and thats why my interview got shut down. I asked Ross about his chemistry with Jay Z. We talked about how FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt was another hit for him. Then I brought up how he rapped Reeboks on, I just do it, nigga on that song in the midst of his controversy with the company. Thats when things got tense. Heres how the conversation played out: Noisey: I feel like you kind of purposely were fucking with people when its like, Reeboks on, I just do it nigga. Knowing the whole controversy, what were you really getting at with that line? Because thats the shit that really stands out to me. After everybodys making this big fuss and then on one of the hottest club records of the summer, youre kind of taunting people on purpose with that shit. Rick Ross: See, you the type of nigga that might consider it taunting. I dont even like that word. Dont use that word no more. What would you call it? Its not a negative word to me. You know, its like Stay focused, homie. Let me answer your question. Reeboks on, I just do it nigga. Repping Reebok. You like Reebok? I dont really wear them as much anymore. Like, Ive been a Nike nigga. I wear Vans and shit like that. Oh yeah, you a Vans nigga. Yeah, I got on Docs. Like, I know niggaslike you got on Timbs, I got on Docs. Thats just what shit is. Thats your vibe. I wish you the best. Keep shining. Keep doing your thing. Keep shining, man. I was repping Reebok. I like Reebok. We wear Reebok on our side. We wear soldiers. All white. We pull out them Rees and we wear em all white. Nah, a nigga had Rees in like middle school, when the Pumps came out, I know what its about. Yeah, classic. [Handler to Def Jam employee, when Im obviously about to start talking about the controversy and him losing his endorsement: You got the next one?] Much love. Great interview. Wish you much success. Yeah, man. Same. You dont have time for a couple more questions? We got a couple niggas waiting, man. It would've been perfectly fine if Ross ended the interview because he wasn't feeling my vibe. I get it. Writers are fucking corny. Some of the coolest shit Ive ever seen is Lil Wayne shitting on a journalist in his The Carter documentary. But Ross was just blatantly dodging a difficult question. If he and his team just let the conversation play out, they would've seen that I wasn't trying to corner him. Ross has made a lot of great music. By virtue of that alone, I went into that interview simply ready to ask real questions. Of course I was going to ask him about the rape lyric controversy. Maybe it was the format of the interviewessentially a one-journalist-in, one-journalist-out assembly line press junket promoting his upcoming Mastermindbut it felt like Ross was immediately on the defensive when I brought up Reebok, too sensitive to the assumed pressure to realize that the line of questioning came out of a place of respect. Instead, I was hit with bullshit boss posturing. Earlier in the interview, I brought up the fact that he once famously said, We dont do pushbacks, and now his album has been pushed back several times. It's a genuine question. Ross responded with some half-baked nonsense about how he changed the date because hes a boss. I shouldnt have been surprised that the guy who, in the face of physical proof, lied about being a former correctional officer, is too delusional to own up to the fact that his upcoming album has no buzz and its singles have barely even registered with the general rap-listening population, and thats why its been pushed back. Now regardless, the album's coming out, and I understand that he has to maintain a positive stance on it no matter what. But if the albums good, be confident in that and don't cower away because I'm there addressing reality. Just like the Internet calling out Ross for being a CO, the UOENO lyric is part of Ross flawed but fascinating legacy, so he might as well be prepared to address it. As soon as I brought up Reebok, he became passive aggressive, standing up, pointing at me, and showing off his shoes, in a display of grand misdirection. Last summer, I rode around LA in a BMW drinking Cristal in the backseat with my boys, rapping that contentious lyric emphatically. In that context, its a fantasy, but as a journalist, I fully expect to have a real conversation about it. But Ross has a history of getting uncomfortable in these types of situations. He attacked DJ Vlad six years ago for asking him about his past as a correctional officer and had to pay him $300,000 in a settlement. Its not like we didnt talk about Mastermind enough and I just jumped straight to controversy, like some slimey TMZ reporter trying to get a scoop. My first several questions were about the album. We talked about his ear for picking beats. We talked about his mission statement with this project. But none of that shit was interesting. Nobody cares about this album. A Drake interview with Rolling Stone has more buzz than an entire Rick Ross record at this point, and its because Drake is too open, and too honest. Ross is closed and guarded, so lapses in his ostensible personamoments of imperfection that show a real humanbecome the most interesting things hes done. That doesnt have to be a handicap or a negative. People would love to hear his real thoughts on that situation. People would love to hear something truthful about his time as a CO. That shit can only win people over. But Ross is worried about the concept of being a boss. The facade is datedhonesty is captivating, and a superstar rappers inability to be real is why rap journalism is a fucked up game. Journalists aren't your fucking friends, and they're not your fucking publicists. His excuse for ending the interview was that other writers were waiting, but there was no rush when the writers in the room before me were taking selfies with him and asking questions about Valentines Day. Im in there for 15 minutes and we start drifting towards the date rape question and all of a sudden its time to go. The best interviews are an opportunity to connect with your audience in an authentic way. There's not a single person who doesn't want to hear more about that "U.O.E.N.O." lyric. If a rapper who talks about killing people can't handle someone getting ready to ask a question about the only interesting thing he's done in the past year, maybe thats a sign that rap journalism is broken. Clearly, theres an increasingly adversarial relationship between rappers and press. Yesterday, Drake said the "press is evil, then Kanye West went on stage later that night and told members of the press to "shut the fuck up. The sad part about it is, I wasn't even looking to attack Ross and gain anything from it. I wish we could've talked more. I looked that man in the eye the entire time I was talking to him. I was an honest human being and all I was looking for was the same in return. I guess that's too much to ask.

    • Anonymous

      "Earlier in the interview, I brought up the fact that he once famously said, We dont do pushbacks, and now his album has been pushed back several times. It's a genuine question. Ross responded with some half-baked nonsense about how he changed the date because hes a boss. I shouldnt have been surprised that the guy who, in the face of physical proof, lied about being a former correctional officer, is too delusional to own up to the fact that his upcoming album has no buzz and its singles have barely even registered with the general rap-listening population, and thats why its been pushed back"

    • Anonymous

      nigga so desperate for some buzz he wont talk about his rape lyrics but he'll talk about beefing with 50 like its a chess game.. LOL

    • Mindfreak

      Yo that funnys because I just say a quote on here last week from an interview where he was making fun of 50 and Tony Yayo for wearing Reeboks when they had the deal. Now he talking like that shit is classic just because they cut him a check...

  • Trent

    Perfect example of why I don't listen to 75% of rappers. "Misconfusion".. Really? If you're an artist, please raise your vocabulary.

  • RealRapIsDead

    These muhfuckas are dumb as fuck. I know I'm not the smartest person but I do know tha "misconfusion" ain't even a muhfuckin word. And to think y'all muhfuckas idolize people like Rick Ross. No wonder why this worlds going to shit. Y'all dumb muhfuckas.

    • Anonymous

      Black folks are not constrained to the confines of your "English" language, Im sure "muhfuckas" aint a word but that dont stop wanna-beez from using it.

  • Anonymous

    jeezy and ross collab mixtape/album soon come.

    • Anonymous

      Jeezy aint fucking with him like that. He didn't even promote the new song or tweet to his fans to pre order Ross album to get the download while he was promoting a Trey Song verse.

    • Anonymous

      Def Jam would never let Snow do that they need Snow to hold onto his songs so they can release his next album with some major anticipation, I like the Chem' between em but I want a Mixtape with just YG & Snow.

  • Clyde Carson

    Man homie I wish Game and 40 Glocc would kiss and makeup.

  • Anonymous

    Duh, one of the silliest beefs ever which is why it was so easy for them to get back in the studio.

    • Anonymous

      Ross definitely had the weakest diss tracks in that beef. He stayed relevant through his association and consistently releasing new music all while dodging the truth.

    • Anonymous

      ") 50Cent can no longer make diss records worthy of battle because Game has literally annihilated his entire crew with over 100 disses so 50 comes up with a new strategy and starts using sketch comedy videos to diss Fat Joe and promote his website "This is 50"." Thats funny because EVERYONE says 50 and G-Unit destroyed Ross lyrically and otherwise. Ross only survived by ignoring him and putting out music with bigger artists who were tired of being bullied by 50!

    • Anonymous

      fuck outta here with that bullshit. either way it shit had nothing to do with Ross..... he put himself into it and got his credibility destroyed. he will forever be a joke in the rap game no matter how good his music is. Jay-Z, Diddy, Wayne, Drake are the only reason he still has a career.

    • Anonymous

      Dont believe that misdirection: Lete me give you the history: (2004) 50cent started a beef with Fat Joe because Fat Joe did a song/video with Ja Rule who had previous beef with 50 Cent. (DJ Khaled was signed to Fat Joes Terror Squad Entertainment and Fat Joe even relocated to Miami were Khaled lives and being close they both shared each others beef.) (2005-2007) 50Cent releases diss tracks and cartoons dissing Fat Joe (Piggy Bank), Fat Joe fires back, they get into it at the VMAs, they exchange disses and insults. (2007) DJ Khaled is still riding with Fat Joe in the middle of the beef, still signed to Terror Squad and Fat Joe has relocated to his city so DJ Khaled is on Rap City one day and they are playing this game where you choose all these classic CDs that are laying on the pool table and give a brief description: well Khaled had nice shit to say about all of the CDs untill he got to GRODT and then he said (I'm paraphrasing) "Naw we don't fuck with that, we all about that Unity," (2007) 50 gets word about what Khaled says and starts dissing Khaled and he sics his Southern soulja Young Buck to go at Khaled on some diss tracks.... (2008-2009) 50Cent can no longer make diss records worthy of battle because Game has literally annihilated his entire crew with over 100 disses so 50 comes up with a new strategy and starts using sketch comedy videos to diss Fat Joe and promote his website "This is 50". (2009) A moderately popular rapper named Rick Ross who was close friends with Khaled was embroiled in a controversy over the revelation that he worked for a year and a half as a C.O. in a minimum security facility in Miami, while this was common knowledge to everyone in Florida it wasn't common knowledge nationwide. So Rick Ross with his career on the line and risking the loss of his entire suburban fanbase felt like he had nothing to lose and went after the weakened target 50 Cent. Sure people want you to believe the beef started over "funny looks" but it was really the act of a desperate man with his career on the line fighting his associates battle and taking advantage of a bruised and battered rapper who no longer had the fire inside him to compete musically.

    • Anonymous

      It was silly. He started it by claiming 50 looked at him funny.

    • Anonymous

      The 50 beef wasnt silly it was actually a pretty shrewd Chess move that catupulted Ross to the next level and two Gold albums.

    • Anonymous

      All of Ross' beefs have been silly. Jeezy, 50, Freeway Ricky, Kreyshawn, the GD's, rape victims, his own body...

    • WingStop

      Lemon pepper are good but the Garlic Parmesean are better.

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