Less than 24 hours after being called out 50 Cent's new diss "Try me," Rick Ross has begun his own attack against his adversary's credibility.
Ironically, Rick Ross appeared on Eminem's Shade45 XM/Sirius satellite station during an appearance on Angela Yee's "Lip Service" show.
The rapper spoke on the reason for launching the first salvo, "Mafia Music," and an alleged confrontation at last year's BET awards.
"It's nothing that can be personal," Ross explained. "I seen him at the BET awards. I had different intentions for him, and when I bumped into him he made an expression on his face that disappointed me as a real n*gga. I gave him a pass. [But] it ("Mafia Music") was just to let n*gga's know."
Regarding 50's rebuttal, Ross accused the Queens native of shaming his region's legacy of classic diss records.
"I was positive that couldn't be the response," quipped an incredulous Ross. "You from New York City, the Mecca of Hip-Hop, and that's your response?! We're all gonna act like we didn't hear that garbage for 48 hours. Go back to the lab and come up with something else."
On Wednesday (January 28), Ross held a lavish celebration for his 33rd birthday. The rapper first held a private yacht dinner with family and close friends.
Later, Ross ventured to Miami's Karu and Y nightclub and performed selected songs. Ross also revealed plans to release his third album, Deeper Than Rap, in April.
The first single, "I'm the Magnificent," features John Legend and is prepped to hit radio outlets next week.
"I think its going to be one of the biggest albums of the year," Ross stated. "This is the Rick Ross you haven't seen or heard and expect some surprises along the way."
At press time, confirmed guest appearance for Deeper Than Rap include Nas, Usher, Akon, Mary J. Blige, and Usher.