With Rick Ross‘ latest mixtape title, the Black Bar Mitzvah, causing a stir, the Miami rap superstar recently defended his choice.
Former Bad Boy rapper and Judaism convert, Shyne, immediately took a swipe at Ross. He tweeted, “Black bartmitzva? These coppers fantasize about the things that I do daily, like these coppers rap about the life I live really!”
Ross said the The Black Bar Mitzvah was simply an opportunity to have some fun over some of his favorite songs.
“If you listen to it, it’s freestyles I did it over two days [when] I was in Anguilla shooting ‘Diced Pineapples,’” the Boss stated to AllHipHop of the release, which features various MMG members, as well as Drake and T.I.
“All the songs we was listening to that I liked that I was a fan of, I pretty much just put freestyles on.”
For Ross, the release of Black Bar Mitzvah was also a means to create buzz for Meek Mill’s much-anticipated debut Dreams & Nightmares, set to drop October 30th.
“It was really something to promote Meek Mill’s album as well, shout out to all the DJs,” Ross said. “October 30 Meek Mill album drops. That’s what it’s really all about at MMG right now.”
“It’s like when you sign to MMG it won’t be long before you on tour, making moves,” Ross proudly boast. “Rockie Fresh of course he on his Electric Highway Tour, shout out to Stalley, he’s working on his debut album and Wale’s working on his third album.”
Recently, Rick Ross’ fifth studio album, God Forgives, I Don’t, went gold.—Keith Murphy, CBS Local