Birdman Responds To Rick Ross’ Jabs: “I Don’t Get Caught Up In Ho Sh*t”
“I don’t get caught up in hoe sh-t, man. I just keep doing what I’m doing and keep pushing,” Birdman told Billboard. “I don’t get caught up in that, I don’t play like that. I’m a man and I stand my ground and I do my thing. Numbers don’t lie, and that’s all I give a f–k about: numbers, and puttin’ them up.”
Last month, Ross spoke about his then-forthcoming album in an exclusive interview with Billboard and referenced “Idols Become Rivals” specifically. “It’s basically me writing a letter to someone in the game that I looked up to damn near the most and I hate what things have come to,” Rozay said at the time, not revealing the specific target. The song, however, erases any potential doubts.
Following the leak yesterday, Ross took to Instagram with a photo of Wayne and a caption explaining his reasoning for writing the song. “The Level of respect and Love that I have for WAYNE makes it hard to sit back and not speak on the situation,” he wrote. “Being a Boss means having the courage to say the things everybody thinking but scared to say.”
Lil Wayne responded to Ross’ Instagram post, stating that the song served as “motivation” for him. Rather You Than Me is gaining a lot of fanfare among listeners, continuing Ross’ penchant for creating atmospheric soundscapes atop some of the best production found in Hip-Hop today.
Yesterday (March 9), was the 20th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.‘s untimely passing, and he was in the House. By that we mean that Rep. Hakeem Jefferies paid homage to the Brooklyn MC on the House floor in Washington.
The Brooklyn Congressman’s district includes Biggie’s old Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood and he saluted the rapper on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Jefferies recited the start of Biggie’s hit “Juicy” before discussing the MC’s tragic death and being sure to note him as the King of New York.
“We know he went from negative to positiveAnd emerged as one of the world’s most important Hip-Hop stars. ,” said Jeffries. “His rags to riches life story is the classic embodiment of the American Dream. Biggie Smalls is gone, but he will never be forgotten.”
Well done Rep. Jeffries.
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) March 10, 2017
Recently, it was revealed that Big Sean left adidas to rep PUMA. Today (March 7), the brand announced that the Detroit rapper has been officially named a “Creative Collaborator” and “Global Ambassador.”
As part of the union, Sean will be working with PUMA’s design team to create a collection that will be released in Spring 2018.
Also, the “Blessings” rapper will be the face of a forthcoming PUMA Classic campaigning launching this summer. Until then, Sean will be seen sporting the brands Classics line that included the PUMA Suede and Clyde shoe models and tracksuits.
“We are thrilled to have Big Sean on board,” said Adam Petrick, PUMA’s Global Director for Brand Marketing, via a press statement. “Anyone who’s followed him throughout his career will know that his talent goes beyond music. His passion for creativity and individuality is very strong. We’ve already kicked off the design process with Sean and we’re glad to see a fusion of his unique style and PUMA’s sports heritage coming through. We’re very pleased to welcome Sean to the PUMA family.”
PUMA will also be a brand sponsor of Big Sean’s upcoming I Decided tour.
Sean joins a roster that already included Rihanna, Rae Sremmurd, Young Thug, Meek Mill and The Weeknd.