Recently Rick Ross seemed to step into the feud between Meek Mill and Drake, and this surprised many because Ross has always seemed to have a good relationship with both artists. In 2011 Rick Ross signed Mill for Maybach Music Group and has been like a surrogate father/brother and a mentor to Mill ever since. In the past Ross has worked and collaborated with Drake, and the pair seemed to have a friendly relationship. The new Color Money track puts this into question with the subliminal dig that many say is directed straight at Dizzy and is in defense of Meek Mill. The lyrics of the song include the lines “Color money got your bitch out on a world tour/ My lil’ homie made a million on his girl tour/ We back to back and down to whack a n—a unborn/ Miami n—as got them changing all the gun laws/ So run, Forrest, got some shooters and they dying, too/ I got more money than that p—y that you’re signed to.”
During a December 3rd interview on the Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club program Ross was asked whether he was trying to take a shot at Drake because of the Drizzy/Meek Mill feud. Ross responded by saying “That record is what it is. It’s a lot of different people that’s gonna interpret it a lot of different ways, and it is what it is.” When the interviewer tried to determine whether Ross was simply playing with words or if the artist meant to diss Drake on purpose Rick commented “Everybody who know Rozay, know how I get down. And when I come, I come. So, I’d just say, let’s see how it unfold. We most definitely know how I come and what I do. I don’t play no games.” Apparently Ross meant to hit at Drizzy and his lyrics were no coincidence.
The Color Money lyric “that p—y that you’re signed to” has also raised questions. Is Rick Ross talking about J. Prince? Is it a reference to Birdman? Is it a diss at Lil Wayne as well? When Ross was questioned about this line and who it was referring to he stated “Weezy my homie. I was just with Weezy the other night at the club; he was just on the remix with me. J. Prince, that’s my big homie. Anything else, take it how you want it. Take it how you want it.”
What about Birdman? Ross denied a relationship with the big boss, saying “I don’t have one with Birdman. If you read The Source magazine, you would see that, right now, me just seeing what Wayne going through as an artist, him being a boss, me idolizing Birdman at a time, me looking up to Lil Wayne, Wayne being the first artist to make so many feats, not just as an artist, but an artist coming from the South — that’s something that I took personal. So, for me to see the way things are transpiring, I can’t respect that. And I don’t respect that. That ain’t the way this game built to be on, and I ain’t wit it. And I ain’t nobody you could play with.”