With the culmination of this most recent lawsuit and the fact that Fif’ is being forced to pay Lastonia Leviston $5 Million dollars for his part in her sex tape leaking as well as now filing for bankruptcy means that it has become official: 50 Cent has lost his battle with Rick Ross. It’s over. Now we can all go home.
50 Cent’s agitation of Ricky Rozay has served as one of Hip Hop’s longest running jokes. It was right up there with the prospect of Detox somehow leaking and finding Tupac alive smoking cigars in Cuba. How many nights have we all gone back and watched those “Officer Ricky” videos and laughed and laughed when everything seemed lost? Cheer is a powerful force.The Beginning
It was a good time to be a rap fan and a human with the ability to guffaw when this beef came out of nowhere in 2009. Some say it started when 50 looked at Ross wrong at the BET awards. But all of us who are discerning saw the smoke rage into a fire when Ross said on “Mafia Music,” “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 nigga, you gotta buy another / Don’t forget the gas can, jealous stupid motherfucker…” That came in the wake of the mother of 50 Cent’s child, Shaniqua Tompkins, fleeing her burning Long Island home. The gloves came off at that point, with 50 Cent first releasing “Try Me” and then continuing the onslaught by posting an interview on Thisis50.com where he gets Tia Kemp (Ross’s Baby’s Mother) to confirm the fact that Rick Ross was, indeed, a corrections officer.Shoot Your Shot, Rick Ross
The hilarity then went viral, as “Officer Ricky” came into the Hip Hop imagination. The videos were classic rubs at Ricky’s fable of being a drug kingpin who became a rapper. They featured Rick, who in reality is a kind of mastermind, as a dullard double agent fibbing his way through life. It was funny. And we all needed to laugh at the time. It was the end of the decade, and we were all left with a “WTF” taste in our mouths. Unbeknownst to us all, Kanye would soon be sent into the rap desert because of young, porcelain looking Taylor Swift, Hennessy and the MTV awards. For some, this beef was all we had.
2009 was a rough year. The best album was arguably a mixtape in Drake’s So Far Gone. Sure, there were Rae’s OBFCLII and Em’s Relapse, but come on, the spotlight was on these two. It was a perfect showdown. A real gangster shot 9 times and come back to life against a person who took Hip Hop’s propensity for adorning fiction to new heights. Here’s the thing, even then it didn’t quite work out for 50. They released Deeper Than Rap and Before I Self Destruct that year, and while both albums had their strong tracks, they both also didn’t live up to the hype of the beef. To be fair, by all intents and purposes, Rick Ross won that beef simply because he survived. Perhaps he’s lucky he didn’t get Fifty at his most vitriolic, as Ja Rule had the misfortune of running headlong into that 50 and, well, the rest is history. Then the release of the sex tape and of “Pimpin’ Curly.” ‘My God, 50,’ we all thought. ‘You’ve gone hilariously too far.’The Burial
For most of us, the lack of output caused the beef to fizzle. But it was, like a trusty Labrador retriever, always there for us when we needed it. At times, it would flare up. Like last year when 50 cut that photo to make it look like Ross and Puff Daddy were about to lip lock. Of course, just like high school, making fun of people publicly has real life consequences. Ms. Leviston filed a lawsuit against Mr. Jackson alleging that she was driven to the brink of suicide by the lambasting she took in the video. That’s understandable, and now this beef is more than dead. Now, not only is she owed $5 Million dollars, but also 50 Cent is filing for bankruptcy to protect the rest of his assets. He’s a smart, smart man. That sound you hear is this episode being nailed shut, and a little bit of laughter being sucked out of the whole wide world.
*This beef is survived by both 50 Cent’s and Rick Ross’s extremely successful careers, G-Unit, Wingstop, pears, and Lastonia Leviston.*
Andre Grant is an NYC native turned L.A. transplant that has contributed to a few different properties on the web and is now the Features Editor for HipHopDX. He’s also trying to live it to the limit and love it a lot. Follow him on Twitter @drejones.Subscribe to DX Newsletter Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! You’re Far Too Kind More editorials on HipHopDX
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Only saw DJ drama getting the hell out of dodge lol good move and DJ Khalid and damn how does tmz get every fucking thing lol they always got a video for something
30+ year old men…….SMFH…… Rap, the worse thing that ever happened to black people.
I would barely call that an “altercation”. Somebody got pushed and then everybody jumped in the middle to separate them (the “you lucky he holding me back” thing). They should have just given Jeezy and Ross an empty room and whoever walks out walks out.
funny for a sec i almost thought that black cop was Officer Ricky lol
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Man u niggaz is some clown azz niggaz stop fuckin ridin n keep it straight just like dat jeezy aka da how Man is not bout dat life Ross will beat da Fuck out of jeezy old hatin azz Fuck hus Fran azz real talk im from da westside of Chicago murder artes wrosterr den badgdad mmg been on top Ross need to Fuck wit me i will have em philly n hatesun niggaz wack them dudes
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50 better watch out this nigga isn’t name gunplay for nothin I know folks and believe me 50 ass just got green lit. ill bet you he want bring that sucka as bitch shit to MIA
You cats kill me with all this 50 green lit, he cant come to miami..why bcus of gunplay so you mean to tell me a nigga worth over 200mil isnt allowed back in miami bcus of a nigga worth 100k! Man 50 can get funplay touched by his own click for the right price. LMAO..yung niggas i tell u!
Rick Ross and Young Yeezy’s beef got ugly during the taping of the BET Hip-Hop Awards show in Atlanta on the weekend.
According to TMZ, Ross and Jeezy’s entourage got into a huge brawl backstage the awards ceremony taping before spilling over into the parking lot. BET Awards guards stepped in before things got worse. Atlanta police officers were also called in but no arrest was made.
BET has since released a statement addressing the situation.
Tonight during a taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 (not the BET Awards which went down without incident two months ago) an altercation between two rap entourages broke out backstage. Atlanta police and BET security quickly defused the altercation.
According to the Associated Press, police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. EST Campos says there were no shots fired. More drama unfolded as two men were involved in a fistfight in the parking lot of the venue.
BET Networks works very hard to bring the best in entertainment to the city of Atlanta. For the past 7 years BET has celebrated the true art form of Hip Hop. Due to some misjudgment of select attendees, it is unfortunate that certain incidents took place. BET Networks does not condone any type of violence. Local authorities are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.”
Despite the actions of a few the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards embodied the true spirit of hip hop and was not impacted at all by any incidents. Tune in on Tuesday, October 9, 8P/7C to watch the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Additional reports also suggest that members of Rick Ross Maybach Music Group camp got into a scuffle with members of 50 Cent G-Unit crew.Latest News
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For the most surprising moment of the night last night (Oct. 12), Rick Ross brought MC Hammer to the stage for a performance of "2 Legit 2 Quit" during his BET Hip-Hop Awards performance.
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After hitting the stage with co-manager Diddy and fellow Floridian DJ Khaled for "B.M.F." and "MC Hammer," Ross cleared the way for a military-dressed Hammer, who was backed by a slew of similarly dressed dancers.
Another highlight of the night was the long-awaited Dipset reunion performance. Jim Jones, Cam'ron and Juelz Santana joined forces to perform their latest "Salute" single.
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One month ago, Rick Ross dropped his new track “No U-Turns.” Yesterday (Oct. 10), Rozay delivered the accompanying music video, directed by Ryan Snyder.
Throughout the three-and-a-half minute clip, the MMG frontman sips champagne in a lavish-looking office with actor Fred Williamson, rides around in an old-school, maroon-colored Cadillac, and engages in hood politics. Around the 1:30 mark, Rozay counts cash while walking down the street rocking a Miami Dolphins hat, a crispy white tee and multiple chains and bracelets. Two enemies watch Ross enter his vehicle from afar and begin tailing him.
You can watch the rest of the video above to find out what happens. In other Rozay-related news, the 40-year-old rapper recently collaborated with Nipsey Hussle for a new song called “Mark My Words.” The Jake One and Mike & Keys-produced record is a part of Nipsey’s Marathon Mondays series. Also, in case you missed it, Ross rode a horse for the first time the other day. You can watch that hilarious clip right here.
The Miami native also recently hopped on the “I’m Da Man” instrumental and paid homage to the late Shawty Lo, who died in a tragic car accident. Rozay says at the beginning of the track, “One time for real niggas like Lo. I’m doing this one for you my nigga.” Then, he shimmies into some dope verses before ending the song with another shout-out, saying, “Shawty Lo! Shawty Lo! I’m finna smoke one my nigga God bless your soul.”
Lo died from “blunt force injury to the head.” The crash that killed the “Dey Know” rapper and injured two passengers occurred on the I-285 southbound ramp to Cascade Road. Lo’s 2016 Audi crashed over a guardrail, hitting several trees and catching fire at the Cascade Road exit on the southbound I-285. Authorities say that Lo died at the scene after being ejected from the vehicle, with two others taken to the hospital.
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