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EXCLUSIVE: Rick Ross Talks Paying Homage To Michael Jackson (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) Rick Ross was among the stars – including Ne-Yo, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and the Jackson brothers – to pay tribute to the King of Pop at Monster’s CES 2016 event in Las Vegas. The boss hit the stage at the “Healing the World – A Tribute to Michael Jackson” showcase to run through a few of MJ’s popular tunes. AllHipHop.com spoke with Ross to get his thoughts on what the global icon meant to him.

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“I remember I was in LA going to the studio when he passed,” says Ross. “I remember the driver took me by the crib. We sat outside. I smoked one for the big homie. He’s the greatest.”

Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009. Often named the greatest entertainer of all time, the Gary, Indiana native was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, won 13 Grammy awards, and inspired generations of performers.

Thriller – 60 million [sold] worldwide, 30 [million sold] in the U.S.,” adds Ross. “That’s something a boss always gotta pay homage to. That’s forever.”

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Watch Rick Ross’ interview below.

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  • I can’t hate on Ross for this one. MJ was the best. You can’t call yourself an entertainer if you don’t acknowledge that. Gotta take your hat off to anyone that gave up their entire life to entertain people. That’s a sacrifice most can’t comprehend. It made him weird to a lot of people but in the end, MJ gave me a killer soundtrack to some of the most memorable experiences of my life. I’m forever grateful to him for that.

  • Live Well

    Pay homage to the man whose identity you stole to get on. This man’s rap name was named Willow until 2006

  • THISIS50

    real bosses don’t have to keep reminding people they are bosses

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  • Q.

    “I remember the driver took me by the crib. We sat outside. I smoked one for the big homie.”

    ^This n!gga’s full of sh!t. MJJ wouldn’t’ have fvcked with Ross if he was still living. His face may have been fake, but Ross is just FAKE, period.

    • WeakSauce

      And from what I read he was a big Fif fan

      • Isa Ibn Maryam

        And vice versa.

      • Dope

        He made a song with Fif so.. (although it was posthumous they talked about it while MJ was alive).

      • WeakSauce

        Yes, I heard about that

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