Beef in hip-hop can usually be an extremely cost-efficient advertising instrument, relying on the stakes concerned. For essentially the most half, just a few feedback on Twitter or Instagram can impress the timeline right into a frenzy, particularly when its legendary rap figures are on the heart of the controversy. Whereas Rick Ross hasn’t essentially traded bars with any of his foes not too long ago, he’s added to his listing of beefs after buying and selling pictures with DJ Envy. Final weekend, the 2 started buying and selling pictures over their competing automotive reveals.
Issues escalated quickly for just a few days. What started as slight jabs on social media reworked right into a disagreement the place DJ Envy would gown up as a correctional officer to mock Ross’ earlier profession path. In response, Rozay turned up the hostility by mentioning The Breakfast Membership host’s spouse – an evident sore spot, as we’ve seen with Desus & Mero.
Thankfully, there’s all the time room for forgiveness (a minimum of, we hope). In his autobiography, Hurricanes, he revealed stress between him and DJ Khaled that started when he put up $1,000 for a Terror Squad chain belonging to the DJ. His cause? “Dissing Khaled and everyone else was my means of attempting to get one thing going,” Ross mentioned. After all, that feud didn’t final lengthy; nowadays, they comically debate the origins of almond milk.
Within the wake of Ross’ newest feud with DJ Envy, we determined to dive into a few of Rick Ross’ largest beefs that rattled the rap world. Though a lot of his feuds should be unpacked by themselves, we’re briefly breaking down Ross’s points with different figures in popular culture.
Due to Rick Ross, “idols turn into rivals” turned cemented in hip-hop jargon because of his points with Birdman. Now, there have been just a few moments that led to their feud. For starters, Drake and Meek Mill’s beef blew up, resulting in the notorious bars in 2015’s “Colour Cash,” the place Ross raps, “I received more cash than that pussy that you simply’re signed to.” Birdman finally brushed it off, feigning ignorance of Ross’ motives earlier than the MMG boss got here out the gates swinging with “Idols Turn out to be Rivals,” the place he lastly addressed the foundation of their points. It was not solely Birdman’s dealings with Lil Wayne but additionally his buddy DJ Khaled throughout his Money Cash stint that left a foul style in Ross’ mouth. In the end, the problems look like water beneath the bridge, as neither Birdman nor Rick Ross has addressed the matter additional.
“Freeway” Ricky Ross
Rick “Freeway” Ross, the reformed drug kingpin, sued the Miami rapper Rick Ross for utilizing his identify with out permission. In a $10M submitting, Freeway accused Ross of copyright infringement for utilizing his moniker as a rap identify. Though Rick Ross seemingly denied realizing concerning the infamous drug trafficker, the reference was undoubtedly evident, particularly for a rapper who continues to namedrop drug lords as a benchmark of wealth. In the end, a choose dominated within the rapper’s favor.
The long-standing points between Rick Ross and 50 Cent stand among the many pettiest of beefs in latest rap historical past. Apparently, 50 Cent checked out Rick Ross the unsuitable means at an occasion, though Fif denied ever seeing the Miami rapper. Nonetheless, issues solely worsened when Ross launched “Mafia Music,” the place he dissed 50 Cent. In response, 50 unloaded “Officer Ricky (Go Head, Attempt Me).”
For over a decade, the 2 continued to throw pictures at one another – by way of social media and diss tracks – whereas dragging different associates into the problem. As 50 acknowledged on “Warning Shot,” “I’mma f*ck your life up for enjoyable,” vowing to make use of his assets to make Ross’ life depressing. He adopted by way of on the promise as soon as he dragged the mom of Ross’ baby into the equation, who confirmed Ross’ previous as a correctional officer. As well as, 50 Cent additionally started to goal at DJ Khaled whereas members of G-Unit, particularly Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, piled on. Finally, Meek turned concerned when he defended Ross on 4/4 EP. Rick Ross and 50 Cent nonetheless haven’t resolved their points, nor will they ever. Each have seemingly made peace with the thought of taking this one to the grave.
What started as a shout-out to America’s largest kingpin turned some of the explosive beefs in Rick Ross’ profession. Rick Ross hit single “BMF” appeared on the Albert Anastasia EP earlier than touchdown on Teflon Don. Nonetheless, the track’s success seemingly spurred stress between the 2 events. When Jeezy launched his remix of the document – together with a cameo from Huge Meech himself – followers dug deeper into the road, “The way you blowin’ cash quick, you don’t know the crew? Oh, you a part of the fam, sh*t I by no means knew.” Though Jeezy and Ross denied points, issues started to bubble following a number of subliminal pictures. Ross launched “The Summer season’s Mine,” containing what gave the impression to be a slight jab at Jeezy. Nonetheless, the ATL rapper later returned hearth in an interview shot within the streets of Miami.
Regardless of being signed to the identical label (Def Jam), it appeared that no business govt had the pull to place their points to relaxation. The 2 rappers bumped into one another on the BET Awards in 2012, the place their crews received right into a bodily battle. Rumor has it that G-Unit was additionally concerned within the melee.
Finally, the 2 rappers put their variations apart and joined forces on 2014’s “Battle Prepared,” ending their long-standing points. Paradoxically, Rick Ross, who obtained just a few pictures from then CTE-signee Freddie Gibbs on the time, not too long ago mentioned that he needed to assist the Atlanta rapper and the Gary, IN MC patch issues up with each other.
Gillie Da King
In recent times, Rick Ross has discovered extra worth in trolling his adversaries on-line than on wax. Such because the case of DJ Envy, Rick Ross discovered himself buying and selling barbs with Gillie Da King. Ross known as Gillie a “fraud” following the podcast host’s run-in along with his former adversary, Lil Wayne, at Jackson State College.
Throughout Southside’s interview on Million Dollaz Price Of Recreation, Gillie slammed older rappers who resort to social media antics to regain their footing within the tradition. Nonetheless, Gillie particularly started mentioning Ross’ assortment of cows earlier than resorting to the correctional officer jabs. In response, Ross mentioned he spends extra month-to-month cash on his cows than Gillie does on his household. Finally, Ross joked about becoming a member of the podcast circuit as a direct competitor to Million Dollaz Price Of Recreation. Gillie then instructed Rozay name his podcast the “Mickey Mouse Present.” Positive, it lacks originality, nevertheless it seemingly silenced their on-line beef.
Whereas a few of Rick Ross’ beefs have been nothing in need of petty, his tirade towards Tory Lanez appeared to return from place. A day after a Kentucky jury declined to cost the officers concerned in Breonna Taylor’s homicide, Tory Lanez launched Daystar. This album tried to clear his identify from allegations surrounding Megan Thee Stallion’s capturing. “Tory Lanez, poor resolution brother,” Ross mentioned. “Dropping that mission… Simply outta respect for Breonna Taylor, bruh, we gotta respect these sisters. That ain’t the way you handle the accusations you might be going through. That was a poor selection, homie. You ain’t getting no cash with that shit.”
Whereas Tory claimed that Ross wasn’t even attending the protests for Breonna Taylor in Miami, the MMG Boss refuted that the Canadian rapper solely confirmed his assist as a result of the rally handed by his house. Following just a few extra pictures between the 2, Ross supplied a SmartCar to Tory Lanez – an obvious jab on the I Advised You rapper’s peak. Finally, the 2 linked up and squashed their beef whereas Ross started selling his annual automotive present on the Promised Land.