Freeway Ricky Ross voices his opposition to the alleged falsities in Jay Z's back story, and accuses Rick Ross of having police funding.
Freeway Ricky Ross takes pretty much any chance he can get to throw dirt on the name of the man who stole his. From lawsuits to boxing match challenges, Freeway has gone at Ricky Rozay in every way possible, but has been unsuccessful in his attempts to take the big man down. On a recent appearance on the Murder Master Music Show, Ricky had some more unkind words for the MMG rapper, but also had another rapper in his crosshairs.
The former druglord began by criticizing rappers for their allegedly false claims at criminal pasts, naming Jay Z in the process.
"I'm just out here pounding the concrete, man,” he said. “I just left Orlando. I was in Detroit just hitting these high schools up really letting them know about these dudes who out here faking. Talking about they sold dope and read that shit and it’s so corny. I was just reading on the airplane the other day, the Vanity Fair with Jay Z in it, talking about that he sold crack. I was just reading it and it was so corny. These dudes just don't keep it one hundred. They was good boys and they went to school and they got college degrees and somebody gave them a good job, you know? And they doing alright right now. Everybody wanna be d-boys, but they don't carry it like d-boys. They don’t have d-boy stories.”
"I believe that [Ross is] being financed by the police union and keeps spreading bullshit to the youngsters, so they can keep filling up the penitentiaries cause he ain't selling no music,” he argued. “They keep playing him on the radio and keep putting out all these big, expensive videos, but he ain't selling no music. So, somebody is shootin' off money. And I believe that the police union behind it."
Ricky later commented on the irony that rappers who glamorize criminal lifestyles are applauded, while men like himself, who have served their time, and actively discourage youth from following in their footsteps, are not.
“These people let them go and talk to their kids and pay ‘em to come and talk to their kids. The president of the United States will invite them to the White House. But then with me, I did 20 years in prison and I’m talking about not sell drugs and you gotta try to make it a better way…When I sold dope I believed that it was cool at that time to sell dope, you know? And that’s why I was selling dope. Now, I don't feel like that anymore. I don’t feel that it’s cool to sell dope anymore and that's why I do what I do right now.”
Listen to the full interview below.