Rick Ross’ Rather You Than Me has been labeled a masterpiece, for not only the supreme musicality, but of course for Yung Renzel’s provocative lyrics with with he speaks on everyone from Donald Trump and Nicki Minaj to his former manager Gucci Pucci and Birdman.
On “Triple Platinum,” Ricky Rozay mentions he spoke to his longtime friend Drake in the wake of the Toronto juggernaut’s world-watched feud with MMG cornerstone Meek Mill.
“Double Rs on the gates, like I’m triple platinum,” Ross raps. “Couple pawns in the lake, the couch is in the plastic / Had a phone call with Drake so we could fix the madness / Time for the real niggas to really cash in.”
Speaking to REVOLT TV, the Miami mogul revealed it wasn’t just a phone call he and Drizzy had, but the two actually sat down face-to-face.
“We actually had a meeting. It wasn’t one on one. It was a couple of us. Me, him, J. Prince, it was a couple of us,” Ross described. “You gotta realize, at the end of the day, J. Prince [is] the big homie, he['s] been [that] to me. We sit down, ‘yo,’ whatever the [problem is], it’s fixed before you even sit down.”
“My relationship with Drake always been G,” he added of his collaborator on such classic cuts as “Stay Schemin,” “Aston Martin Music,” and “Diced Pineapples.”
“No reason to question that. We all sat down and looked at each other in the face and told each other that. The energy was all positive. We didn’t even spend no time on f--k shit. It was about everybody moving forward. Real niggas still supporting each other like it was ‘06, ‘07, like it was ’08, regardless the financial situation we in. I got horse stables. I was talking to J. Prince about giving me male stud cows, start my beef farm. That’s the conversation with me. But at the end of the day, these are our little brothers that we love. I got love for Drake, Meek Mill, got love for him. That [beef between them] couldn’t go too far. I hope everybody enjoyed whatever they enjoyed.”
Ross says during the Drake and Meek beef, he wasn’t worried too much about the two MCs taking their problems off wax, but he was keeping a close eye on the Birdman to see how he would react.
“The tricky thing about beef, it’s a lot of times ain’t about how you feel or what you perceive or what you see, it’s the things that go on in the dark. To me, that’s what’s important. At that I was just kinda sitting back. I wasn’t watching Drake.”