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In the 2010 Teflon Don track “B.M.F.,” Rick Ross mentions Larry Hoover, who is currently serving life in a federal prison in Colorado. While Ye said he took the lyrics “as respect,” Hoover Jr. had more complicated feelings on it.
“I like the fact that he kept the name alive and put him into the limelight, but I always had a problem that he said his name and then said ‘whippin’ work,’” Hoover Jr. said. “He’s fighting for his life so I wouldn’t want him to speak on him about whipping work and him in drugs. … His federal case that he’s dealing with right now is a drug case. He has five or six life sentences.”