In an appearance on the Breakfast Club to talk about his new book The Perfect Day to Boss Up: A Hustler’s Guide to Building Your Empire, Ross gave some further thoughts on the biggest beef in rap right now. He previously stopped by SirusXM’s Mike Muse Show and said he found the whole ordeal entertaining, but with his latest comments he’s also praised Kanye for the huge scale of the rollout for Donda, and what the album represents as a tribute to ’Ye’s late mother.
“I was just enjoying it, I was smiling. You know I never took none of that shit personal,” Rick Ross explained when asked about his thoughts on Kanye and Drake’s current back-and-forth. “Dudes rich, man. I don’t even think they tripping about that shit, man. I’ma just be honest, I don’t think they tripping about that shit.”
From there, he reflected on what it means for a Black artist to rent out the Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, and how it honors Donda West’s legacy.
“Come on, man, ’Ye having listening events at the Mercedes-Benz, Donda, and you know, you’re doing this in memory of your mom. It’s a memory of your mom, to me that’s priceless,” he continued. “You got the world, you know, paying homage to the spirit and the legacy of your mother, that was the most important part of it to me. Then going to the Mercedes-Benz stadium, where I’m sure 30 or 40 to 50 years ago a Black man couldn’t do nothin’ but sweep outside. And now he’s just sitting there not even talking to the crowd, to the audience, just giving you an opportunity to listen to the music. That was legendary and nobody could take nothing away from that.”