With 2012 fast approaching, it seems like rappers are settling their beef before the year is up.
Young Jeezy, whose highly anticipated album TM103: drops Dec. 20, stopped by MTV RapFix Live Wednesday to address his current situation with Rick Ross.
After a video surfaced from WorldStarHipHop showing Jeezy in Miami making heated statements that was thought to be going at the Maybach Music Group leader, the two revived their beef in the spotlight.
The tension originated from Jeezy’s joint “Death B4 Dishonor” recorded over the instrumental for Ross’ “B.M.F. (Blow Money Fast)” in August 2010 that was perceived as a lyrical diss to the Teflon Don rapper. The hook on “B.M.F.” itself also name drops Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, the leader of the infamous Black Mafia Family that hosts a collective of artists including Jeezy, fueling the rumors of beef between the Def Jam labelmates since.
“With rap, it’s a funny thing,” Jeezy said,”you can say things and people can take ‘em the way they wanna take ‘em but in my mind and my heart, I just killed the verse. So if I killed the verse and you took it personal, then that’s on you.”
But Jeezy isn’t worried about his situation with Rozay. “I hear things; the streets talk. I'm hearing he reaching out to [Big] Meech and trying to get him to speak bad — that's my brother.”
The Atlanta rapper told Sway he was down to speak to Ross if he ever stepped to him. “If you a boss and I’m a boss, let’s sit down and be bosses…If you felt like that, hit me up, let’s chop it up, we bosses.”
"I felt like it was about selling records," Jeezy said. "It' not about you about me. We could've stepped in the corner and chopped it up. So right then and there, I knew it was about records, so I was cool with it."
In spite of the negativity, Jeezy focused on his album and his duet with Jill Scott on “The Trap” that describes his life story.
He also tells how making music hasn’t been about the money. ”I’m able to put a roof over my mother’s head with my dream and my goal, I’m able to put my sisters through school…I’m able to do things that a real boss, a real man could do.”
“When it’s all said and done, I wanna be legendary,” Jeezy added. “I wanna be the man, the myth, the legend. I wanna be that to the world and I won’t stop until I have that.” --Adelle Platon