Rick Ross Says Jeezy Reconciliation Was Needed For The South

Rick Ross describes "Mastermind" collab with Kanye West, says 'Ye "turned all the way up" on the record.

In addition to performances from a variety of Hip Hop artists, one of the most talked-about moments from the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards was an altercation behind the scenes, which took place between Miami rapper Rick Ross and Atlanta wordsmith Jeezy.

It has been more than a year since the incident, described by radio personality Funkmaster Flex as a “pushing and shoving” match between the two rappers and their respective camps took place, and it appears that Jeezy and Ross have officially made amends.

Ross recently spoke on reconciling his relationship with Jeezy, who appears on the Mastermind track “War Ready,” during an interview with DJ Drama. According to the Maybach Music Group founder, both he and Jeezy happened to come across each other at a time when neither of the two was traveling with a heavy entourage.

“At the end of the day that’s bigger than Rick Ross,” he said. “That’s bigger than Young Jeezy. You know what I’m saying? That’s something we had to do for the South. That’s something we had to do for the culture. And at the end of the day we never spilled any blood or no money was lost between us therefore it was small talk. So, when we ran into each other we just bossed up…And it was just one of them times where my team was smaller than it usually be and his was, too. So, it was a good time for us just to talk to each other and that’s what we did. We kept it all the way 100. Clarified a lot of confusion.”

Ross also addressed his relationship with Brooklyn emcee Jay Z, another artist who is set to appear on his upcoming album, Mastermind. The Miami musician recalled performing with Hov while in front of thousands at a stadium not too far from where he grew up.

“You know one thing I never do. I’ve never really—you know when me and Hov have sessions, you know, I speak on his sessions,” Ross said. “But I’ve never just really, you know, gave all the game away all the way…We most definitely was in there. And we just took it to that next level...And I’m glad the homie rock with me the way he do. He keep it so 1,000. He came down to Miami on the Magna Carta tour. That stadium just so happened to be a mile away from where I grew up from. Right in the middle of Carol City. So, I run out on stage, it’s 75,000, 80,000 people and I’m like ‘Yo.’ You know what I’m saying? It felt like the floor was shaking.”

In addition to Jay Z, Mastermind will also include guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, The Weeknd and Kanye West. Ross spoke briefly on his collab with Kanye, which he says the G.O.O.D. Music emcee “turned all the way up” for.

“It’s most definitely something that’s real soulful. The chorus so soulful,” Ross said. “The chorus is so soulful and the verses are just so arrogant…It’s one of those joints, man, Yeezy turned all the way up. You know, I did my thing.”

Mastermind is scheduled for release on Tuesday (March 4).

RELATED: Rick Ross Calls Jeezy Beef "A Lot Of Misconfusion"

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47 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Needed for the south my ass nigga. You could have deaded that beef months or years ago but you waiting until the album was coming out. Does not seem very genuine to me and his words just make me not believe him anymore... "most definitely"

  • Drake Til Infinity

    This guy is the biggest fraud in the history of hip-hop! Him and Jeezy "kept it all the way 100" but Hov keeps "it so 1000". I just vomited all over my fucking keyboard.

  • Anonymous

    Kinda sucks because Fiddy ended his beef with Fat Joe and still didn't get enough buzz to get a release date, Damn Homie.

  • Anonymous

    Sure, you just did it to piss off Whitey.

  • Anonymous

    no it wasn't it was needed to get a buzz going for your album

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  • CB4 Killer

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  • CB4 Killer

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    • COME_ON_SON

      yet you guys are on a hip hop site? COME ON GET REAL!! that bullshit died out decades ago ya'll still trying to hold on to a CANCER which is your hate. trying to justify your rubbish from your little trailer park somewhere that one way of thinking is the reason the whole WORLD laughs at your type.

  • Anonymous

    the only person who needed the reconciliation was Jeezy after Gucci Mane laid the People's Elbow on his career

  • Anonymous

    "Mastermind has plenty of buzz, more than what pharrell is ever going to see." You mean the same Pharrell who produced a bunch of hits for a lot of the big names in music and was on two of last year's biggest singles? The same Pharrell who now has a #1 single with Happy. LOL go back to school.

  • Anonymous

    Anything that come out of gusto mouth is a lie

  • Anonymous

    Cb4 nigga we don't believe you

  • Anonymous

    "Trayvon Martin, Im never missing my target" This nigga actually rapped this shit on his new record. He talking about a young black teenager who got gunned down. Fuck he is retarded.

    • 50 Cent Stan Boy Geek Unit Wigger Virgin With Acee In The Basement For Days Listening to Tony Yayo Mixtapes Dreaming About Being Black

      " frequently shouted out his support for Trayvon and his parents R.I.P" I'm sure shout outs from studio gangster rapper Rick Ross helps Trayvon Martin's parents sleep better at night.

    • Anonymous

      50 trolls try toooooooo hard.

    • Anonymous

      He is from Trayvons state and frequently shouted out his support for Trayvon and his parents R.I.P.. You can interpret the lyrics however you want but he explained the lyrics in an Email to Vibe so all the attempted sabotage and faux outrage from 50 Cent Stan's is just laughable and wont work.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    He's not fooling anybody here... needed for the south? More like needed for your album to get some buzz! Theres a reason they never ended the beef until right before Rickys album was coming out... He couldn't beat Jeezy in any way so he had to join him. If it was really for the south he would have squashed it a year or two ago.

    • Anonymous

      So basically him and Jeezy ended their feud and Jeezy is happy and satisfied and you are unhappy and bitter so I guess Jeezy won and you LOSE again. U mad?

    • Anonymous

      Mastermind has plenty of buzz, more than what pharrell is ever going to see. However, his friends really wanted him and j eezy to end the beef.

  • Anonymous

    "That stadium just so happened to be a mile away from where I grew up from. Right in the middle of Carol City." nigga still claimin Carol City huh? I guess shouting out Rolling Oakes Estates wouldn't sound too hot in a record. "In 1992, when Ross was 16, county records show that his mother, Tommie Roberts, purchased a 2,300 square foot home in Rolling Oaks Estates, an upscale cul-de-sac community in Miami Gardens."

    • Anonymous

      He never was a gangster or a hustler.

    • Anonymous

      You squares, LOL Ross aint no Gangster, hes what the streets call a Hustler, his mother has a better house then your mother and now they have a mansion to add to their Real Estate while you copy and paste their financial success.

    • Anonymous

      That was their summer home. Ross grew up in caroline city in the streets. He did think about being a co and worked at his job but then decided being a gangster was much more fun.

  • Anonymous

    AT THE END OF THE DAY HE MOST DEFINITELY BOSSED UP, YOUNG BOSSED MOST DEFINITELY GOTTA STICK TOGETHER AT THE END OF THE DAY AND GET MONEY LIKES BOSSES DO YA DIG

  • Ricky Rozay

    Nah Jeezy was smart to go crawlin back to Ross. he knew Ross had pretty much ended his career and the nigga was smart enough to hop on a track wit Rozay knowin the kind of buzz Ross had. Yall niggas on here talkin shit bout Ross would do the same exact shit. Cuz if Ross is helpin u bringing in millions yall go running back to the money pit as soon as you can. Jeezy a smart nigga and Ross gettin ready to drop a classic and make another 20 million while you internet bitches cry on the net. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      baconator's rule broski. i get 25% off while i bump tony yayo mixtapes

    • Anonymous

      Ross and Jeezy were at the bottom of the Forbes list, they made meager millions while I made 24K here at Wendy's but my hate is justified look at me and look at them.

    • Anonymous

      Ross is the one who cut Jeezy a check to get his album some much needed attention dawg.. Jeezy didn't crawl back to that fraud. "knowin the kind of buzz Ross had" Ross had zero buzz even with a Jay-Z single, so he had to swallow his pride and beg Jeezy to be on his album! "Cuz if Ross is helpin u bringing in millions yall go running back to the money pit as soon as you can." Jeezy and Ross were side by side on the very bottom of the Forbes list last year earning the same money. Ross isn't helping that man bring in millions LMAO.

    • Anonymous

      Ross is the one who called Jeezy up for his album because he had ZERO BUZZ. Jeezy last album sold more first week and total compared to GFID.

  • ROZAY IN TROUBLE AGAIN

    Its looking like Rozay might have a very bad situation on his hand. On the song Black & White, Ross may have picked his words poorly. TheGrio is saying that he rapped the following on the song. Too close to a nigga as a motherfucking bomb Trayvon Martin, Im never missing my target Bitch niggas hating, tell me its what Im parking Wingstop owner, lend me pepper aroma Young, black nigga, barely got a diploma They also say the following: The line in question appears on the track Black & White with Ross comparing his success in the music industry to the death of Martin, and the acquittal of George Zimmerman. This is the latest incident where cultural sensitivity and hip-hop music have collided. TODAY is the anniversary of Trayvons murder by George Zimmerman. The following represents how I felt when I heard this rap. DAMNtime for some meaningless online boycotts and protest write ups.

    • Anonymous

      dude is a fucking moron if he really said that. the people at his label are dumb as hell for not saying something.

  • Anonymous

    He can't answer 1 question without saying most definitely or at the end of the day and then going on about how much of a boss he is!!!!! Its hilarious!!! Every damn interview!!! He's just as bad as fiddy with that 'actually, actual' bullshit but no one says anything...

  • SNOWMAN STATUS

    Ego and pride has led to alot of unessesary drama in our hoods we need to show more love and less hate and get to the money

  • Malcolm

    Those Brothers are too old for that foolishness, they have young artists up under them that they need to lead by example.

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