(AllHipHop News) Rick Ross covered a lot of topics on his new album Rather You Than Me.
Among the subjects on the new project, the Maybach Music Group boss made references to some of his rap peers such as Birdman, Lil Wayne, Drake, and Meek Mill.
The LP’s opening track, “Apple of My Eye,” also mentioned Donald Trump.
Billboard caught up with Ross to ask the Hip Hop star about some of the various matters presented on Rather You Than Me.
On rapping “I’m happy that Donald Trump became the president because we have to destroy it to elevate”:
Most definitely. This is the bottom. We will start over after this. I think that particular line, a lot of young brothers who haven’t really put a finger on how they feel about our new president, I think they needed to hear that line to get some form of understanding.
On Birdman’s legal battle with Lil Wayne:
Birdman is supposed to be in that f-cking building making those f-cking people give him money to take care of his man. They supposed to be in the f-cking [building], flipping over desks in those f-cking offices, fighting to get money. Not f-cking suing each other, fighting lawsuits and everybody starving. Not putting out music, not being creative. Us not doing what we came here for. There’s nothing more I hate than that — us not doing what we came here for.
On possibly making music again with Meek Mill’s rival Drake:
Well, we not talking about making music together. You know, we sat down and we had a conversation. And at the end of the day, the conversation was… What’s important to me is understanding we all are men. And let’s respect that first and foremost. One on one, that’s always clear with each other. I just sat down with both parties at different times and just put that in the air and made sure.
Because I still don’t know what this is about. Just in my book, when you can’t put a finger on it, you know it ain’t no ‘G’ s–t. You know, you can look past it. I’m pretty sure they’ll both move forward because both parties are talking positive on different levels. So that’s what I’m looking forward to.
Read the full Rick Ross Billboard interview here.