Rick Ross and Slick Rick

Hip-Hop Rumors: Rick Ross Defends Slick Rick's Halftime Disaster


Rap pioneer, Slick Rick the Ruler, was mercilessly booed during his halftime performance at the Barclays Center a few days back, during the Brooklyn Nets vs. NY Knicks game. If you haven’t seen it, check out the video below of his performance:

Some people felt that his song selection was off, while DJ Kid Capri tweeted that it wasn’t his fault because Slick Rick didn’t have the “monitors to hear the music correctly.” Whatever it was, Slick Rick didn’t sound like himself and the fans let him hear it.

Longtime NY Daily News basketball beat writer, Frank Isola went in on Slick Rick on Twitter questioning his rap legend status. Check out a few of his tweets below:

Yes, dude really said that the only Hip Hop legend named Rick is Rick Ross!!! You can only imagine the amount of backlash this sportswriter received on twitter, and it was not pretty. I guess someone put Rick Ross on to what was going on and Rozay decided to speak on it on Twitter and show respect to Slick Rick. Check out what he tweeted below:

Salute to Rick Ross for saluting Slick Rick the Ruler! He’s still a legend! And to Frank Isola, get some Hip-Hop history under your belt before you start making silly comments your *ss can’t cash!

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  • Oknas

    frank on that drank

  • ladynamor

    I say Rick Rubin and Slick Rick is an original legend. O R I G I N A L. No one seems to care about that anymore. Trick False is starting to work my nerves.

  • 7yoyo7

    That’s how you see that hip-hop is going the wrong way.

    People referencing Rick Ross as a hip-hop legend and undermining a real one…. SMH
    “Hey Young World” + “Children’s story” = Classics in hip-hop history.

    At least, Rick Ross paid his respect over this dude’s wack ass comment.

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      • 7yoyo7

        Nobody cares about your shit. Fcuk your website.

      • Hahahahahaha!

        I’m +1’N that ‘chet!

    • Bumpy Johnson

      the day rick ross gets awarded for being a hip hop legend is the day i make an angry mob and go to the award show…even if its on a different continent we’re going to crash that shit.

      • Holla at me & we’ll get ‘Ole Dirty on them…..with 4UMF press passes to get us backstage!

      • Bumpy Johnson

        i gotchu homie

    • So_Subby

      You need to be real, the performance was trash

      • 7yoyo7

        Of course it was, every artist makes a wack concert too from time to time.
        Does that make them bad rappers though?

      • So_Subby

        You need better reading comprehension skills foreal, where did I say he’s a bad rapper?

      • 7yoyo7

        I didn’t say that YOU did, I was making a reference from this Frank Isola’s comment (“Hip-hop legend on what planet?”).

        Comprehension skills uh? ….. O_O

  • True_Fan

    Whether you hat him or love him Rick Ross makes good music.

    • > > In Frank isola Voice : On what planet, exactly?

      • Spyz District

        ^^^ lmao

  • king

    The boss kept it real on this one

    • >> Pulls out calender, marks it down & proposes a new HIP HOP Holiday.

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  • FaSho Money Prince

    no comment… and yes I am aware this is a comment…

  • they both like telling stories

    • Yeah, but one’s more believable than the other’s!

  • slick rick is a legend, fukk officer ricky

  • ny rap is dead….lol

    • KingsCountyCrooklyn

      nah corn ball all rap is dead, all your favorite rappers now have to go pop to sell units.

    • YaheardSyndicate

      ever heard of Jay z?

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  • So_Subby

    Terrible performance

  • MadVillain

    lmfao this dude said the only legend he knows name Rick, is Rick Ross. wise words from sum1 who knos jack sh!t about hiphop.

  • wtf ye wen did officer ricky beome a ledgend? slick rick is tha real ledgend even doe u dont hear much from him

  • YaheardSyndicate

    In Slicks Defense, did you hear how bad the sound was? in an arena with the sound bouncing everywhere this mans voice was way louder then the music. He most likely couldnt hear the beat and then from there it all just went down hill

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