by Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
(AllHipHop News) During an interview on The Murder Master Music Show Ross, who has had an ongoing legal dispute with Jay Z collaborator Rick Ross over copyright infringement, accused Jay Z of similarly fabricating his drug dealing past:
I was just reading on the airplane the other day in Vanity Fair with Jay-Z in it talking about that he sold crack. I was just reading it and it was so corny. These dudes just don’t keep it 100. They was good boys and went to school and got college degrees and somebody gave them a good job and they doin’ alright. Everybody wanna be D-Boyz but they don’t have real D-Boy stories. When you read what they said it looks like a news reporter wrote it for them.
In the Vanity Fair article, Jay admits to have been a drug dealer in the past and described how it helped his present business acumen:
To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car wash—those were the businesses back then. Things you can get in easily to get out of [that] life. At some point, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small; you’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.
“Freeway” Rick Ross did not leave the incendiary accusations simply for Jay, as he accused Maybach Music Group founder Rick Ross of receiving police funding to disseminate music to incite violence in urban communities:
I believe [rapper Rick Ross] is being financed by the police union and keeps spreading bullsh*t to the youngsters so they can keep filling up the penitentiaries because he ain’t selling no music but they keep putting him on the radio and putting out all these big expensive videos but he ain’t selling no music so somebody is shootin’ off money. I believe its the police union behind it.