Last night, it went down at the filming of the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta.
Members of 50 Cent’s G-Unit squad were also reportedly involved in the showdown and it wasn’t pretty.
With things getting so heated and violent, we thought we’d take a look back at where Jeezy and Rozay’s relationship went so wrong.
“It was all good just…” 3 years ago!
However, things started to turn sour between the two during the summer of 2010. Rick Ross dropped the Albert Anastasia EP, which was the first project to feature the song that would become his biggest hit, “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast),” an ode to ex-drug kingpin, Big Meech and his crew, B.M.F.
Though Jeezy didn’t say it, it seemed like the rapper took offense to the song, considering that Snowman was once affiliated with B.M.F. and Big Meech.
About a month after Ross dropped his Albert Anastasia EP, Jeezy released a mixtape called 1000 Grams, which featured his own version of “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast),” called “Death B4 Dishonor.”
The song was notable because it actually featured Meech on the track, and because of this line:
“How you blowin money fast, you don’t know the crew? Oh you part of the fam, sh*t I never knew.”
Young Jeezy seemed to be waffling a little bit about whether the song was a diss or not. First, during a conference call promoting his at-the-time upcoming TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition album, Jeezy essentially made it a point not to deny that “Death B4 Dishonor” was a shot at Ross.
However, during an interview with MTV a couple of weeks later, Jeezy said:
“It’s not a dis. First of all, I’m not gonna get nothing out of dissing that guy. That’s one. What am I gonna get out of dissing him? I think sometimes people can read into things too deep. They trippin’, man. They crazy out there. Basically, if homie takes that as a dis, he’s insecure.”
Publicly, Ross was playing the role of peacekeeper. While doing a interview with DJ Shelf, he was asked if he thought “Death B4 Dishonor” was a diss. Ross said he didn’t and if Jeezy had any kind of problem, “he has my number.” Ross also said that the record “B.M.F.” was cosigned by Meech himself.
Things got a little tenser between the two, when in the beginning of August, Ross dropped “The Summer’s Mine.” The song mentions no names, but lines like “I’m livin’ large, this n*gga been a mark. They used his credit cards just to get they rental cars,” make it sound like he’s sending shots at Jeezy.
A couple of months after “The Summer is Mine” dropped, a flipcam interview of Young Jeezy and about a hundred goons walking through Miami gets leaked into the interview. It seems like during the interview, Jeezy is taking some indirect shots at Ross, saying things like “where your favorite rapper at? I don’t see that n*gga.”
About a week later, Ross appeared on the Tim Westwood show, where he mentions that he saw the video and that Jeezy “played himself.” Ross said:
“I got to see the footage of him walking on South Beach, down Collins Ave. Yeah, he played himself. You gotta come cross the bridge to Carol City, Lil’ Haiti, that’s where you get your issues. I mean, Washington Ave? Give me a break…..what’s crazy about that, you can see on that same footage, when they asked about my name, they still don’t really have a direct answer. And that ain’t gangster at all. If you really have an issue put it on the table and handle it like a G. Walking down Collins Ave…You played yourself, you’ll get that took from you.”
Rick Ross then appeared on the December cover of The Source with Wiz Khlaifa. During the interview, Ross uses the platform to air out Jeezy more:
Has the phone call between you and Young Jeezy take place yet?
Nah. That hasn’t happened. It’s nothing I’m looking forward to.
You guys have worked together before. It seemed the camaraderie between you two was genuine. The last summer he put out his own “B.M.F.” freestyle, but told me personally it wasn’t abbot you. Did you feel disrespected?
I’m not sure what was going on. [the freestyle] was most definitely [disrespectful], whatever it was. Then the explanations seemed sideways, less than G.
What’s more surprising; a diss records by somebody you were cool with or by somebody you don’t know?’
It’s most definitely when we always touching distance from each other. I’m tight here. It’s not like I’m in Miami and you in New York. We see each other. That’s the only issue I had. It was sideways. So i made a record, “Summer’s Mine” just to [let him know], if we gonna play that sport, let’s put it on the table like men. If it was just a freestyle that the world took the wrong way, leave it alone. That’s how I took it.
An added twist is that you and Jeezy are both on Def Jam. Did you ever get a call from L.A Reid saying “Hey, let’s not let this get out of hand?”
Nah. I don’t accept those kinda calls. I think they know that would have been an exercise in futility. Whatever it’s gonna be, it’s gonna be. If we gonna get money, we gonna get money. If it’s pressure, just put it on the table. I feel no way. I had nothing but love for the homie, but if me getting money in the streets or making music offended you, I can’t help that.
Things seemed to cool down between the two once 2011 hit. Both rappers concentrated on their respective projects. Even though the tension was dying down, it was clear that they weren’t going to be friends.
In October of 2011, while Ross was on the Funkmaster Flex show on Hot 97, Ross mentioned Jeezy. He said:
“You gotta understand, when you talk about this street life and being one hundred and being solid, it’s certain things that you just bring to a person,” Ross added. “That’s what I was expecting. And that never happened. However homie feel, that’s him. Just all the way being real, we were just at the BET Awards, and I sat in the front row, and he performed. If it’s any pressure, handle it right then.”
A month later, while Jeezy was talking to Whoo Kid, it seemed like the Atlanta rapper completely dismissed the beef and was focused on his career:
“I don’t think there’s a conclusion to it, because it was really nothing to me in the beginning. I don’t need propaganda to sell my records, I never have. I always did my music. When it’s album time, people do crazy things,” he said. “I’m a real one. I don’t do beef. If there’s a problem, let’s get into it. Let’s get it done. There ain’t nothing to talk about.”
Besides a couple of questionable bars from Ross every once in a while (“Your sh*t pushed back cause it ain’t buzzin’. Now these thugs actors all of a sudden”) and a couple of diss records from CTE member Freddie Gibbs, the two rappers appeared to call some kind of truce, even performing at the same venue multiple times.
This was, however, before the incident that went down last night at the BET Awards.
What does the future hold? We’ll have to wait and see.