Earlier today Reebok announced that they would no longer be working with Rick Ross after much debate over his verse in rap song, “U.O.E.N.O.” The controversial lyric goes as followed, “Put molly all in her champagne…she ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that…she ain’t even know it.” Molly is a slang term for the drug MDMA. Since the song hit airwaves in January, Ross has been the topic of many discussions. Women activists and rape survivors demanded that the song be taken off air and that Reebok cancelled their lucrative deal with the rapper.
While some felt that the lyrics were abrasive, they also felt like they had to defend Ross’ freedom of speech. Ross took to Twitter and apologized for the lyric tweeting, “I dont condone rape. Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape. #BOSS.” Reebok stated that they do not believe that Ross condones sexual misconduct, but they do not like how he has not fully addressed the issue and taken responsibility for his part.
Cassie is still determined to make a musical comeback with new single “Numb”. With the support of her music mogul boyfriend, Diddy, it should be a breeze, right? Well, it hasn’t been that easy. Perhaps this time around she’ll generate the right buzz for a hit single. Check out her new single and video for “Numb” featuring Rick Ross below.
We’re not sure what’s going on with Rick Ross but someone’s certainly out to get him. The rapper was involved in a drive by shooting, early Monday morning, and crashed his car while trying to celebrate his 37th birthday.
The incident may be stemming from an altercation and threats received from Chicago gang Gangster Disciples. The same feud that might have caused him to cancel his North Carolina concert last month. Although the incident may be unrelated it seems highly suspicious.
What happens when you’re a self proclaimed “boss” who cancels his tour over threats by actual gang members? Deny, deny deny! Rick Ross did just that during his recent interview with WEDR-FM’s “99 Jamz”.
Rick Ross and MMG stopped by the radio show to discuss his recent feud with “Gangster Disciples”. He says their cancelled shows were due to the misconduct of the show promoters in handling the business side of things and not due to threats by the gang.
Guess the Teflon Don ain’t so tough after all. Rick Ross decided to cancel his North Carolina shows after receiving death threats.
Ross, reacting to a YouTube video posted by Gangster Disciples, decided it wouldn’t be worth it to take the stage and has even taken the steps towards refunding money for fans that have already purchased tickets.
According to the video, Gangster Disciples (a gang) didn’t like that Ross shouted out their mob boss in a “dishonorable fashion” in the lyrics to one of his songs on the ‘Black Bar Mitzvah’ mixtape he released a few months ago. They also claim they dont like Rozay’s use of the Star of David that the gang uses as a symbol.
Maybe rappers should stop retending to be actual gangsters and they won’t have this problem. Catch the full story and Gangster Disciples’ video over at Urban Informer
Guess, it wouldn’t be Hip Hop without a battle right?! News broke late Saturday night that a fight broke out during the pre-taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards Show in Atlanta earlier in the day. the fight involved rappers Rick Ross and Young Jeezy. The worst part, shots were reportedly fired!
But why? What could these two be fighting over? The two rappers have reportedly had beef for quite some time now.
Here’s an official statement released by the Atlanta Police Department.
“Shortly after 7:15 pm Saturday, a fight broke out in the parking lot at the Atlanta Civic Center (where the BET Awards were being taped) between two groups. Atlanta Police Department officers on scene responded to break up the fight and used OC spray in the process. Individuals fled the scene. There were no arrests or reports of serious injuries. Reports of shots fired appear to be untrue.”
Mariah Carey is back with new single“Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” and this time she’s recruited Mr. big and sexy himself, Rick Ross, and his protege Meek Mill. the record is a pretty dope track. Let’s take a look at how the video turned out.
The sexiness that is Rick Ross finally admits to being a corrections officer. A few years back nemesis 50 cent outed the “gangsta” rapper for lying about his past and wanting to have a tougher appeal. Well, finally Rick Ross has decided to fess up on his correctional past.
He admits he began working as a corrections officer when his best-friend was sentenced to 10 years for trafficking cocaine and heroin. “This was my best friend, who I ate peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches with, and pork and beans with, my buddy, my partner, my number-one dude. Suddenly I’m talking to him over federal phone calls. Hearing the way it was building, I knew I couldn’t take nothing for granted.
“My homey’s father was a huge influence on my life, too . . . He was the one who was like, ‘Yo, go get a job somewhere, man. Go be a fireman. Or go be a f–king corrections officer. Just go sit down somewhere.”
For more on what Rick Ross had to say about his health scare earlier in the year (he suffered two seizures), his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Chick-Fil-A, and being an avid pot smoker head over to Rolling Stone.
The magazine hits news stands Friday, August 17th.
Mariah has teamed up with rappers Rick Ross and Meek Mill to bring us “Triumphant”. although this isn’t the first “MiMi” has teamed up with a rapper it was surprising to see who the collaborators were. Who would have thought Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Mariah on the same record?! But guess what,t works! Dope track. Check it out.
Well, that didn’t take long. Rick Ross has already dropped the video for new singe “3 Kings” featuring Dr. Dre and Jay Z. Perhaps all the buzz the hit record has created moved up it’s release check. It is a hot song. Check out the visual below.
Usher and Rick Ross‘ “Lemme See” is a certified hit for the summer! We love when Usher takes a break form all the pop singles he’s done lately and collaborates with rappers. The result is always spectacular. Here’s the official video for the singer’s latest single.