God May Forgive, But Apparently Rick Ross Does Not. Ask Meek Mill… (Video)
It will soon be nine years since Rick Ross and 50 Cent entered a beef. According to some theories, that conflict reportedly began over 50 Cent complimenting Ross on an album milestone while warning him to not associate with Fat Joe in 2008. Later that year, a reported glance at the BET Hip Hop Awards was thought by some to be telling. In early 2009, it was solidified, as R.R. mentioned 50’s family on 2009’s “Mafia Music” with such chilly lines as “I love to pay ya bills, can’t wait to pay your rent / Curtis Jackson baby mama, I ain’t askin’ for a cent / Burn the house down ni**a, you gotta buy another / Don’t forget the gas can, jealous stupid motherf*cker…” In response, there has been a slew of diss tracks on both sides, an awards show altercation involving Gunplay and members of G-Unit, and even a deliberately leaked sex tape.
With that problem, crews were attached. In the opening days of 2016, Meek Mill laid into 50 Cent care of the song “Gave ‘Em Hope.” The Philadelphia Maybach Music Group/Warner Bros. Records artist spit: “You popping sh*t on your Instagram / Sh*t that you’re popping ain’t adding up / Sh*t that you’re popping ain’t making sense / I got 50 reasons say you’re taking d*ck / And it’s 50 reasons I should kill, ni**a / But, for real, ni**a, I been taking trips with my Philly ni**as / Got the richest chick, she’s from your hood / Ni**as hating on me, I ain’t really tripping, sh*t, I’m good / I be in the 40 with the .40 on me like I should / I be deep in your hood where you never be at / Be with them guys that you never could dap / You could never adapt / You know the game, if you cosign a rat, you forever a rat / We were never with that / You tried to go ‘Money May’ with that paper, but now you in debt cause you never was that / F*ck, is you high? You know better than that / Mention my name and Berettas with that / I move for real in these streets, in the world with that piece I’m like Metta with that / F*ck what you heard, I’m a get mine out the curb / I’m a just sit back I watch and observe.” With several Queens references and a Floyd Mayweather shout-out, Meek made it known he had a bone to pick with 50, who took to I.G. to urge Meek to impregnate his then-girlfriend, Nicki Minaj and more than 20 isolated social media attacks.
In the 20 months since the rift began, much has happened. 50 Cent made peace with decade-plus rivals The Game and Cam’ron. Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj broke up. The Game declared beef with Meek Mill (and Beanie Sigel somehow got tied in, on both sides). Meek made an acclaimed album, while Fif’ continues to win in the TV game, thanks to Power.
It appears that Meek Mill and 50 Cent have no more bad blood. In honor of NBA star James Harden’s August 26 birthday, Meek and Fif’ appeared on stage together for a performance of “Dreams And Nightmares.” The foes seemed anything but at odds at Drai’s Beachclub in Las Vegas, Nevada during Floyd Mayweather’s victorious weekend against Connor McGregor.
While peace is often praised, the executive producer of Meek’s recent Wins & Losses album was none too pleased. Rick Ross took to social media. After Complex circulated video of the apparent armistice, Ross declared “When you switch sides, you better stay there” online. Without mentioning his MMG artist by name, “the baws” seemed to be calling out his platinum act.
Meek has yet to respond to Ross’ tweet. In the past, there has been turmoil within the successful label. Notably, Mill and Wale engaged in a feud in 2013. That dispute appears resolved, as the men worked together, with Ross.
Meek Mill has not responded to Ross’ tweet.
#BonusBeat: This recent TBD episode examines Meek Mill’s comeback season:
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