Urban Islandz NEWS: Miami rapper Rick Ross has opened up about his motivation behind his initial attack on 50 Cent during their infamous feud two years ago in the new issue of RESPECT magazine.
Speaking with renowned RESPECT’S Elliott Wilson, Ross he had to go after Fiddy in 2009.
“It boiled down to what really was going on. It wasn’t nothing at the time that was personal against 50 Cent, but he was attacking people, and began attacking people closer and closer to me, to a point where I had to make a decision. I felt I was gonna be next on that list. So I took the offensive.”
The Mayback head also pointed out why he struck first before allowing 50 an opportunity to get at him on wax.
“N*ggas gotta study history. The mob bosses always get whacked at the end. Sometimes by someone of lesser value, of lesser importance, you feel me? So, on that note, you gotta understand there’s always n*ggas that’s willing to make that sacrifice on some real sh*t. When you really step out there, and you want to get into some sh*t, you’ve got to be on your A-game. My goal is to deliver hit records. But don’t get it mistaken, we are the muscle–we are the muscle.”
Rick Ross initiated a beef with 50 Cent in early 2009 after dropping his Deeper Than Rap single, “Mafia Music,” calling out the G-Unit rapper.
Peep the track “Mafia Music” below.