Rick Ross may be enjoying the success of his highly-anticipated studio album, Black Market, which dropped on Friday, but it appears the rapper is still facing backlash for reportedly dissing Drake in his new track titled, “Color Money.”
Not long after Rick Ross’ new album became available on iTunes, fans took to Twitter to weigh-in on one shade-throwing track that appeared to take aim at Drake and the Toronto rapper’s ongoing feud with Meek Mill.
In Drake’s track, “Back To Back,” Drake takes aim at Meek Mill’s relationship with Nicki Minaj by implying that Meek Mill has only seen commercial success because he was featured as a guest on Nicki Minaj’s tour for her The Pinkprint album earlier this summer.
“You love her, then you gotta give the world to her / Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?”
Now, it seems that Rick Ross is weighing-in on Meek and Drake’s feud by referencing Drake’s “Back To Back” diss in his song “Color Money,” in which Rick Ross argues that Meek Mill, who is signed to Ross’ Maybach Music Group record label, made a million dollars by being featured on Nicki’s tour, Billboard reports.
“Color money got your b**** out on a world tour / My lil’ homie made a million on his girl’s tour / We back to back and down to wack a n**** unborn / Miami n***** got ’em changin’ all they gun laws / So run Forrest, got some shooters and they down, too / I got more money than that n**** that you signed to.”
After much debate regarding the true reason for Rick Ross’ diss on Drake, with whom he’s worked on tracks like “Aston Martin Music” and “Stay Schemin,'” Rick Ross opens up about the meaning behind “Color Money” in an interview with USA Today.
When asked about his apparent “jab” at Drake in his track, Rick Ross explains, “It’s supposed to wake the streets up—it was never about me taking sides. I am [Maybach Music Group]. I’m only on one side.”
“Color Money is doing exactly what it’s supposed to do—talk to the streets and the real G’s.”
Despite the alleged shade-throwing track stemming from Meek Mill’s ghostwriting accusations towards Drake, Rick Ross later explains in his interview that he actually supports the idea of using ghostwriters in hip-hop.
“I feel, personally, at the end of the day, it’s about the music—it’s never been about credit of being a writer.”
Ross further reveals, “The reason Ghostwriter was created because it was such a right-now topic, [sic]” but admits that he won’t name any names regarding who he’s ghostwritten for in the past.
“I always just keep it real broad,” Rick Ross explains, “I respect the artist that I work with and their privacy. I’ve never needed any validation or outside credit other than the artist just respecting me for coming up with some dope [expletive].”
While Drake has yet to comment on Rick Ross’ “Color Money” track, rumors are suggesting that Drake and Meek Mill’s feud may still be far from over.
According to a source close to Drake, the “Hotline Bling” rapper is planning to take “a lot of fuel” from his feud with Meek Mill to pen some new tracks for his upcoming album, Views from the 6, Billboard reports.
While an official release date for Drake’s album has yet to be announced, do you think we can expect Drake to respond to Rick Ross’ “Color Money” diss with a new track?
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