In the future, there needs to be a coffee table dedicated to nothing but quotes by the ever-entertaining Rick Ross.
Whether he’s giving a shout out to “all the pears” or recalling the time he had a female inmate sing Arrested Development’s “Tennessee” to him “over and over,” the Maybach Music captain has absolutely no filter when it comes to speaking his mind. This, of course, was once again made certain in a recently published conversation between the Bawse and Rolling Stone, which hit online today (January 13).
Hot off the heels of his most recent album, Black Market, Ross had plenty to say in the entertaining Q&A, including one noteworthy pull quote about his rap foe, 50 Cent.
“I’m the biggest L he ever took,” said the Bawse, after getting asked about his current stance with the “In Da Club” rapper. Last month, 50 filed a $2 million lawsuit against Ross for “unlawfully” using the song “In Da Club” on his free mixtape, Renzel Remixes. Sounding impervious to the news headline, Ross, despite the earlier quote, says he is only “happy” for the rapper — but not without sending a layer of shade:
“…when it comes to Curtis, it's just unfortunate. I'm not happy that his boxing company went under. I'm not happy that his clothing company went under. I'm not happy his record label went under. I'm not happy that he went bankrupt. I'm not happy that he doesn't have a relationship with his son. That's not something to be happy about. But to see him parading around, still able to hold his head up every day, with all of that weighing on him — that makes me happy. I admire him for being able to hold his head up in a city that has revoked all of his passes. We've had a quite enjoyable past, and I still smile when I see him.”
Elsewhere in the story, Ross dished out a few other interesting tidbits like how his infatuation with Adele (“When I see her, I may kiss [her]”) could trickle into a new “Maybach Music” record, being the “J.J. Watt of the rap game,” and why Khaled’s dramatic ‘lost at sea’ Snapchat tale is “fucking crazy.”
On wanting to work with Adele: “I love Adele. When I see her, I may kiss Adele. She speaks for so many people. When I hear her voice, I stop and make that face and say, "What the fuck, man?" I just gaze off into the sky for a second and think creatively. Even someone like myself, who's not working toward being the most beautiful voice in the world, has to recognize it. I've got a beat ready for her if I ever run across her.”
On being the rap game’s “J.J. Watt”: I'm the J.J. Watt of the rap game. Would I suggest you bet on me to win in the NFL? Of course not. But would I show up and kill some motherfuckers out there? Without a doubt.”
On what the hell "Crocodile Python" means: “I recorded that on my first night back in the studio. When the beat came on, I rubbed my fingers together and imagined the texture: "Crocodile python, that's what this material is." I thought that was a dope-ass title."
On what went down before Khaled was lost at sea: “I can't fucking believe that guy. I live on an island, and it's difficult to find. So I'm sitting there with three or four girls, waiting for my food, and I hear one of the chicks say, "You've got company." I'm like, "What the fuck?" Because my home is gated and shit. So I look up, and I see DJ Khaled waving his arms! I walked out there in disbelief — I had to snatch my ankle monitor out of the wall where it was charging — and I invited him in and had my chef make him some food. I said, "I know you're hungry, come on." Then I had some shit I had to go do right up the street. By the time I came back, they told me Khaled left. It was fucking dark, and he wasn't answering my calls. He got lost out there for, like, three hours! I told him, "Man, you're fucking crazy."
Read more from Renzel's RS interview here.