UPDATE. Rick Ross Responds to Nicki Minaj Telling Him ‘Sit Your Fat Ass Down’ On ‘The Breakfast Club’

Nicki Minaj joined Budden and his co-hosts for the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast on Wednesday (Aug. 14). Minaj had some choice words for Rick Ross when Mal asked her who she thought was the better rapper between Rozay and The Game.

She said she dislikes artists using another artist’s name to stir up controversy to help sell records. Specifically, Minaj referenced Ross name-dropping her on his 2017 track “Apple of My Eye.” “I told Meek I wouldn’t trust Nicki/ Instead of beefing with your dog, you just give ’em some distance,” Ross rapped.

“When a grown-ass fucking man name-drops a woman and disses a woman to sell an album when I was the only person in your artist’s corner when everyone turned their back on them,” she said.

Minaj recalled a text Ross sent to Meek Mill calling her a keeper after she stood up for him and his battle with the criminal justice system when speaking to Barack Obama during his presidency. “‘This chick is a keeper. She went in a room full of rappers and spoke to Obama and the first thing out of her mouth was about you and figuring out your probation situation and why you’re still on probation after all these years,'” Nicki remembered.

Nicki then brought up the recent back-and-forth between Rozay and 50 Cent that has rehashed their longtime feud. “And then you come out on an album when it’s time to sell some weak-ass fucking album and try to disrespect Nicki Minaj, and now you try to disrespect 50? Try to hope 50 would respond to your nonsense this time? Boy, sit your fat ass down.

In a new interview with The Breakfast Club, Ross talked about his new book and Port of Miami 2. He also responded to Nicki, attempting to defuse the situation after she belatedly responded to the line.

“I mean, if somebody went to meet Obama with you, she is a keeper until you find out otherwise,” said Rozay at the 33:20 mark of the interview. “She was around me a few times but other than that, she was a huge talent but she was playing a very important position at the time. She was in between Meek and Drake at the time. And what she don’t know, and what she might not understand coming from a big homie like myself, playing that position, that was a very fragile role.”

Around the time of her meeting with President Obama was when Meek Mill and Drake were taking shots at each other, claimed Ross. “And it would be very easy to put that responsibility on her. But that ain’t what I tried to make it to,” he added. “But most definitely when I seen it go sour, it would be easy to assume she may have had something to do with that and if somebody tells you they didn’t, they’re lying. But everybody moved forward. She moved forward, she doing her thing. I’m happy to see her do that.”

Watch the full interview above.

OVO Fest 2019. Watch Drake Bring Out Cardi B, Meek Mill, Megan Thee Stallion, More

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Last night, Drake headlined the second night of his annual OVO Fest in Toronto. During the set, as usual, he was joined by a series of unannounced special guests. He brought out Da Baby, Lil Baby, Popcaan, Gucci Mane, YG, Tyga, Rick Ross, Meghan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Offset, Meek Mill and Chris Brown. Find clips from tonight’s guest-filled event below.

The first night of the fest featured performances from B2K, Mario, Ying Yang Twins, and more. On Friday, Drake dropped the singles collection Care Package.

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Meek Mill Granted a New Trial

A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned rapper Meek Mill’s  2008 drug and firearm conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform.

According to reports, “We conclude the after-discovered evidence is of such a strong nature and character that a different verdict will likely result at a retrial,” the opinion said. The Pennsylvania Superior Court also overturned the trial judge’s parole violation findings that sent the entertainer back to prison in 2017 for five months, and, in a rare move, pulled her off the case.

Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley had kept the rapper, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, on probation for 10 years over his arrest in 2007 at age 19. He is now 32 and has been called back to court repeatedly over technical violations of his parole, many of them involving travel issues as he has risen to fame under the mentorship of music mogul Jay-Z.

Meek Mill Partners With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to Launch Dream Chasers Label

Music mogul Jay-Z and hip-hop artist Meek Mill are getting into business together with the announcement of Mill’s new record label: Dream Chasers. The label is a joint venture with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and marks the beginning of a new chapter for the 32-year-old rapper on the business side of the music industry.

In an excerpt of their interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, Mill and Jay-Z open up about why they think it’s important to establish a legacy as entrepreneurs for the next generation of artists and their shared backgrounds.

“The music and culture we create, you know we’ve been giving it away for so long. Which is understandable, you’ve got to start somewhere. You’ve got to clean the floors up before you own the building but we don’t shine shoes anymore,” Jay-Z told King.

Mill has described Jay-Z as a major influence in his life and someone he’s looked up to in more ways than as a fellow artist. Asked what it’s like to be signing this partnership with someone he calls the GOAT (greatest of all time), Mill said “like a dream.”

“Coming into the music industry, of course, there’s always the people you admire, there’s not too many people I admire on a music level and a business level and on like, as a man level. So doing business with Hova is like, like even when we talk I always explain it to him like that that was crazy, it’s a regular day for you but this is a part of my dreams being in this situation,” Mill said.

“I was wondering if you all see each other in yourselves on some level?” King asked.
 
“Of course. We come from the same neighborhoods, been through the same things – with not the exact same story obviously – but we’ve been through some of the same things, some of the same struggles,” Jay-Z said. “And, again, like I said, that responsibility is not lost on us.”

“Like he said, we come from the same ghettos of America. I always felt like I had a responsibility to lead the culture as much as I can,” Mill said. “I always say Jay-Z and others that come before me, was like a snow plow for people like myself. They made it easier to walk through the snow storm. I want to continue to be a snow plow for the next generation coming behind me.”

For more of Gayle King’s interview with Meek Mill and Jay-Z, tune in to “CBS This Morning” on Thursday, July 25. 

Watch Rick Ross’ ‘Drink Champs’ Full Interview

In the latest episode of “Drink Champs,” Rick Ross joins N.O.R.E., DJ EFN and the rest of the crew in Charlotte in the MMG boss’ return to the show. With nearly three years having passed since Ross’ last appearance on the show, N.O.R.E. and EFN have a lot to catch up on regarding the Miami native’s recent moves and whereabouts..

On His Meeting With J. Prince

During the thick of Meek Mill’s face-off with Drake, an alleged meeting took place between J. Prince and Ross to quell the beef, which the Miami confirms during his visit with the “Drink Champs.”“We most definitely worked out fixing that situation and I feel we deaded the nucleus of it,” Ross reveals. “It wasn’t nothing real. At the end of the day, I felt it was something behind it, whatever it was. But, it’s two genuine dudes who I watched break bread together. I watched them support each other and get money together. I feel like that’s the way it’s gonna get back to. It’s gonna take a little time. But, a lot of times you just gotta block out the negativity and I just kept my vision clear with both sides.”

On His Loyalty To Meek Mill

You gotta understand man, that’s who we gonna ride for that’s who we gonna stand for,” he says of his allegiance to Meek. “And at the same time, the type of individual I am, everybody that get money around me. We all know we gotta do this the right way. We ain’t gonna get it the long way and if it ain’t long money, we talking short term. So, we just wasting our time. Blow smoke over there. It’s the big boys at the table and that’s what it’s about. Meek always had a vision. He always had something to tell the youngsters coming from the streets. That’s what his purpose is and it’s more exemplified than ever. And I’m proud of the homie, most definitely. Wale, the same way, coming with his new shit as well.”

Watch the full interview above.

Press Play. ‘Free Meek’ Trailer: Amazon’s Meek Mill Docuseries Exposes Criminal Justice System Flaws

Those tuned into Sunday’s BET Awards got a first glimpse at Amazon’s Free Meek, a new docuseries that “chronicles Meek Mill’s fight for exoneration in his legal case while exposing the broader flaws of the U.S. criminal justice system.”

Free Meek — which counts Jay-Z among its executive producers — was borne from Meek Mill’s November 2017 arrest. The rapper was sentenced to two-to-four years in prison after he was arrested for popping a wheelie in New York City. Although that charge was ultimately dismissed, Judge Genece Brinkley sent him to prison in Pennsylvania for other technical probation violations, marking the second time she incarcerated him for probation violations.

When he was released on bail in April 2018, the groundswell of support inspired Meek Mill to partner with leaders in the sports, entertainment and business realms to establish the REFORM Alliance, an organization that is committed to eliminating laws and policies that perpetuate injustice in America.

Free Meek follows the case as “Meek, his family and his legal team fight for his freedom,” per to the official logline. “The cameras capture the birth of the #FREEMEEK movement, the launch of the REFORM Alliance and the re-investigation of a case filled with allegations of dirty cops, planted evidence and systemic corruption within a broken judicial system.”

All five episodes drop Friday, Aug. 9 on Amazon.

Watch the trailer above.

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