Rick Ross says that contrary to the rumors, he and Birdman haven’t crossed paths since he unapologetically scolded the Cash Money Records CEO for shady business practices on “Idols Become Rivals.”
“I really haven’t seen him. It’s probably best,” Ross told The Breakfast Club hosts Angela Yee, DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God. “I didn’t get any phone calls. I hope everybody absorbed it for what it really was. It wasn’t a diss record. It really is me saying, all us being on the same page coming from the same place, it’s our obligation as bosses to make sure certain things happen. And Weezy is most definitely somebody we gotta make sure we take care of and that’s in the culture. Me and Weezy spoke about it. He’s most definitely one of the greatest to ever do it. I just hope everything falls together.”
In March, Birdman spoke to Billboard magazine in the wake of the release of Ross’ Rather You Than Me LP.
“I don’t get caught up in hoe shit, man. I just keep doing what I’m doing and keep pushing,” Birdman told Billboard. “I don’t get caught up in that, I don’t play like that. I’m a man and I stand my ground and I do my thing. Numbers don’t lie, and that’s all I give a fuck about: numbers, and puttin’ them up.”
“It’s time to spend the bag though. Fuck a response. Take care of the team. Take care of the family,” Ross continued. “Me being in the situation I’m in, to me that’s the biggest obligation, being responsible for your little homies. Me being somebody that took over ten years to get on. I know what that mean. Shout out to Meek Mill.”
On Friday, Meek released his third official album, Wins and Losses and Rozay says he knows it will have a deep impact on the pavement.
“When he say ‘wins and losses,’ I’m thinking about when I went to see him. When he was locked up, he had on the yellow Balenciagas with the orange jumper on and was losing a million a month,” Ross thought back. “We had conversations about losing his father, [his father] being gunned down in the streets. To me that’s losses. I wanna see homie win. I wanna see lil’ bro shine. Meek speak from that young street perspective. He speaks for that young have not. One who just dreamed of having a dirt bike now he in a different position.”
One thing about Meek that Ross isn’t too gung-ho about is the Philadelphia MC’s affection for riding.
“You know how many times I texted him and said ‘get off the fuckin dirt bike?” Ross said with a grin. “But I have no say so in that and at the end of that day that’s what you gotta love about him.”