Now that 50 Cents disappointing first week numbers are official, rival Rick Ross is now claiming victory in their 2009 feud.
In a recent concert for DJ Khaleds birthday, Ross proclaimed full credit for 50 Cents lowest debut week (161,000) of his previously multi-platinum career.
So we celebrating my nigga birthday, but were also celebrating the demise of a pussy. R.I.P. to the donkey, we buried him, Ross stated on stage with Khaled. It feel good, nigga. Dont look surprised, you knew we was gonna do it. Theres only one record that can describe the feeling.
Concluding his victory speech, Ross went into This Is the Life, the fourth single from his 2008 gold sophomore LP Trilla.
In January, Rick Ross began his feud with 50 Cent courtesy of Mafia Music, where he ridiculed the Queens emcee about his relationship with his childs mother, and the controversy surrounding the fire destruction of his Fort Dix, Long Island mansion.
50 Cent retaliated with songs (Ill Be the Shooter) and satirical cartoon clips (Officer Ricky Series). Also, the G Unit CEO enlisted Ross estranged sons mother Tia Kemp to disparage Ross in clips and an autobiographical book.
DJ Khaled was brought into the conflict as well when the Queens mogul had entourage members film Khaleds mother unknowingly at her job (A Psychic Told Me). 50 Cent would later express regret for the act, after receiving negative responses from media and fans for the viral clips allusions to violence.
Earlier this month, 50 and Floyd Mayweather further mocked Ross by taking pictures with his children after Kemp had brought them to the rappers mansion.
At press time, Rick Ross is working on his fourth album Teflon Don, set to be released in Spring 2010.