Looks like the rift between Rick Ross and 50 Cent continues, as fif during a recent interview with Real 92.3 in Los Angeles made the comment to Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed that there’s nothing to respect about Rick Ross’s career.
The comment stems from Bootleg Kev pointing out Port Of Miami 2 debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop chart.
“I know you just said something about Ross not being relevant enough to do music with,” Kev said. “Well he just dropped an album and it’s the number one album on the Hip Hop chart and he just dropped a book that’s doing well.”
“How many did he sell?” 50 later replied. “Number one? Come on. What week was it? Some weeks 10 purchases make you number one.”
Following up on the comment Kev would ask the G-Unit mogul if there was any defining moment in Rick Ross career that deserves a little respect and Fif would respond with a definite “NO”.
“There’s nothing there,” 50 explains. “I never wanted to work with him. Look, I understand from a perspective of someone who’s just listening to what it sounds like. But does it matter that he’s a correction officer? Does that ever matter?
“Look at the irony of the artists to come under him. Prison reform, and all of the wrongfully convicted and wrongfully treated people in the prison system while he’s on the whole other side of them? So just look at it.”
50 Cent’s statements come off the heels of similar sentiments of Rick Ross he shared last month in an interview with Complex where he also then stated he had absolutely no interest in working with the MMG rapper.
“I don’t know what his value is to music culture at this moment,” he told Complex. “I never made music with him. I don’t have an interest in making music with him. You watch guys, a lot of these guys, even when you make reference to music culture and stuff like that, they’re one-trick ponies, so they’re going to be gone.
“In Hip Hop, they say, ‘It’s not what have you done, it’s what have you done for me lately,’ right? So you could get next to the guys that got momentum and try and survive based on that, but it’s not a lot going on there.”