Joie Manda & Lyor Cohen Will Slap Box For Ross’ Next Album
It’s no secret that Island Def Jam is trying its best to prevent Warner Music from snatching Rick Ross’s contract when it comes up for renegotiation. They even hired former Warner exec Joie Manda (the architect of the MMG label deal) to be the new president of IDJ—and he's the first to hold that position since Jay-Z vacated the post in 2007. Instead of letting the tension simmer behind the scenes, Ross will invite the two label bosses to settle their differences like men: with a good old-fashioned slap-boxing bout. Winner take all. Of course MMG will keep 51 percent of the pay-per-view revenues.