When Machine Gun Kelly came to Pittsburgh, Jenesis Magazine got a chance to chill with him and speak on what irritates him about fans coming backstage, what a date with MGK would be like, what he would do if he could go Grand Theft Auto Style in Delaware, and a special unheard tour story consisting of Rick Ross‘ bathroom.
Interview on “Sway In the Morning,” Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli spoke about the recent controversies involving Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, and their losing corporate endorsements due to the public backlash against their lyrics. Kweli says that he didn’t want anyone to lose money.
“I feel like Lil Wayne and Rick Ross should get money. I was disappointed that they got dropped,” Talib told Sway. “I wish they would have came with stronger apologies sooner and kept they money. The reason I said something, I wanted them to keep their money. I don’t want to see no Black man lose nothing. These companies obviously don’t have our best interests in mind. They obviously don’t. It’s also a money thing. It’s a look. That’s also why you can’t say these artists aren’t hip-hop. You can’t say Lil Wayne and Rick Ross ain’t hip-hop. From the outside looking in, these men have dedicated their lives to the music. Whether you like their output or not, they represent hip-hop for millions of people and that can’t be fronted on.”
Looks like your boy, Rick Ross is single and ready to mingle. Well a rumor hit the net recently that rapper Rick Ross secretly got engaged to girlfriend and fashion designer Shateria L. Moragne-el last weekend. Well Rozay says no! Despite the rumors online that he popped the question, he and Shateria are not only NOT engaged, they aren’t even a couple. A source close to Rick Ross tells us that the rapper hasn’t talked to Shateria in over a month.
Meek Mill is still bitter about Reebok terminating Rick Ross‘s endorsement deal in the wake of the “U.O.E.N.O.” controversy last month. The MMG rapper appeared on CivilTV and voiced his anger at the way the corporation “pimped” Ross and then dumped when things got hot.
“F**k Reebok. We wear Puma’s. That’s what we do. We wear Puma’s. As far as the Rick Ross situation with Reebok, I just don’t approve of none of that,” Meek said. “I don’t approve of no companies trying to dip and dab in our culture and then when you make a mistake they dip out on you. So, it’s like they still making money off of our brand.”
“I’m very against that. Ross is off of Reebok now, Reebok still gonna make money off of Ross. You know what I’m saying? Before Rick Ross and Swizz and Tyga, it was no Reebok,” he added. “These companies they actually follow our culture and make money off of our culture and pay us like a pimp…And me, I’m against that. Any way you fire me, we gonna tear your sh*t back down. Ain’t nobody wearing Reebok.”
A booking company that helped Rick Ross is coming after the rapper for money it claims he owes. The Florida-based Total Access Talent claims that it was hired by Rick Ross Touring to book and organize several dates in the Sunshine State in November of 2012. According to the company, it was never paid its 10% commission. According to TMZ, Total Access has been booking Ross’s gigs since 2004. They have filed a lawsuit–but acknowledge that their last agreement for arranging this tour was verbal. Total Access says Ross owes at least $171,000 in commissions.