50 Cent has fired back at Rick Ross after ‘The Boss’ called him “broke” in a recent interview with Speedy Morman on the Complex 360 show. While promoting his Final Lap Tour at Wembley stadium in London, 50 used the opportunity to mock Rick Ross and Meek Mill’s underwhelming album sales for their collaborative project “Too Good To Be True.”
The album debuted at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 after managing to move around 31,000 units in its first week.
In a tweet accompanying a short recap of his London tour stop, 50 Cent lightheartedly quipped, “Oh No 31,009 [laughing emoji] you might want to spend some quiet time to strategize and reevaluate.” The video humorously featured an edited version of Rick Ross’ Maybach Music intro, featuring a female voice asking “what is this?” as the album sales figures appear on the screen, followed by the female voice’s laughter.
Uncle Murda also joined in on the mockery, taking a shot at Meek Mill and Rozay’s low album sales. Referring to 50 Cent’s sold-out show at Wembley Park on Sunday night, the Brooklyn artist remarked, “Selling more tickets than n-ggas is selling in albums—WOAH!”
This is not the first time 50 Cent has ridiculed Rick Ross’s album sales. The G-Unit founder previously poked fun of Rick Ross’s eighth studio album, “Black Market,” for selling a mere 34K copies in its debut week, alleging that Rick Ross’s label purchased half of the copies in an attempt to inflate the numbers.
Meanwhile, Meek Mill has since defended the poor sales of “Too Good To Be True,” attributing it to the evolving landscape of the music industry.
“It says me and Ross on pace to sell 35k first week I would post if it said 350k… I’m too nice and rich to be rapping in a controlled music environment that’s why we dropping music on Fridays it doesn’t make sense,” the Philly native tweeted November 12.
He added that he and other rappers are currently in the process of creating their own technology through which they’ll offer “musical subscriptions” directly to consumers in the future. “Now we all own our music we getting the tech built to put people on our own musical subscriptions and we gone let direct to consumer see if rap if doing well.”
The Philly rapper then pointed out the positive reviews Too Good To Be True has received, as well as the fact the he and Rozay “own” the album outright. “The streets love this album too! I’m use every drop of my talent now I own 100 percent of my music now! It was top tier rap for the hustlers and winners! Tap in ‘ITS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE’ owned by ‘WILLIAM ROBERTS X ROBERT WILLIAMS [DISTRO] BY:GAMMA.”
The album, released on November 10th, features collaborations with Fabolous, Teyana Taylor, DJ Khaled, Wale, The-Dream, French Montana, Future, Shaquille O’Neal, Dame D.O.L.L.A., Vory, and Beam.
What do you think of the album?