Rick Ross has ignited yet another fury of memes after he dipped in the middle of a recent podcast interview.
During a Dec. 17 stint on the 85 South Comedy Show, Ross chopped it up with hosts DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean before abruptly leaving the conversation less than halfway through. Around the 37-minute mark, after discussing his earlier material like “Hustlin” and “Push It,” Ross said he had to use the bathroom to take his jacket off, as he proceeded to stand up and leave the set.
It wasn’t long before someone on Ross’ team informed the interviewers that Ross departed in an effort to catch a flight, to which DC asked why Ross didn’t “just say that.” Of course, the guys made up for the moment with plenty of jokes about Ross being like the “Phantom of the Opera.”
“How he just gon’ disappear like that? We ain’t even say bye or nothing,” DC laughed.
The podcast team even shared some more insight into Ross’ disappearance on Twitter, with DC writing after-the-fact that Ross “got in his helicopter,” while Miller attempted to launch a “#LeaveLikeRossChallenge.” That’s when the memes began pouring in.
DC’s reaction to Ross leaving in particular has inspired plenty of jokes, with Currensy even getting in on the fun. The MC tweeted “U can’t take your foot off the gas,” which is what Ross said before leaving.
Ross’ latest album, Richer Than I Ever Been, dropped back on Dec. 10, and the MMG head caught up with Complex leading up to the release, chatting with Jessica McKinney about some of his many contributions to the game.
“I came from Miami. I ain’t have no big producer,” he said. “We put in the work and went around, city to city, and put together a fucking database of the best producers, regardless of how big they was. We created a sound. When it comes to that luxurious shit, it’s nobody whose name is going to come before mine. And that’s coming from the pianos to the harmonies, the flows, the John Legend collaborations.”