Maybach Music Group head Rick Ross has opened up about Wiz Khalifa turning down an opportunity to link with him last summer

According to MTV, Ross said the rejection encouraged him to continue building his empire and eventually ink newcomers Wale, Pill and Meek Mill to his label.

“I put the proposition out there. But at the time, Maybach Music wasn’t really where we were supposed to be, which was a lot of motivation,” Ross explained in an interview. “The homey made a great decision, going to Atlantic Records. He’s released a classic album, and I wish him much success. But it also inspired me and it also reassured me that I had a certain eye. I remember when I put Wiz on the ‘Super High’ remix, a lot of people was like, ‘Why would you put a rookie on your record?'”

Last year Wiz Khalifa signed a deal with Atlantic Records after turing down Rick Ross lead Maybach Music Group.