In a recent appearance on Logan Paul’s podcast Impaulsive, Rick Ross shared his views on the dynamics of rap beef, drawing from his personal experiences of both initiating and being the target of intense lyrical battles.
The rapper emphasized that in the realm of hip-hop, there are minimal boundaries or regulations when it comes to engaging in verbal warfare. “I think, you know, it’s a sport,” Ross said when asked by the hosts about the ongoing Nicki Minaj–Megan Thee Stallion feud. “It’s about that. It’s about having fun, you know what I mean? I call it fun.”
Delving into the specifics of the feud between Megan and Nicki, Ross praised Megan’s prowess on her track and acknowledged Nicki’s response, highlighting the competitive nature of the genre.
“I mean, Megan got off on her record. She got off on her joint, you know? And Nicki, being the queen she is in the rap game, she responded. Got off a record. And that’s what you’re supposed to do,” he remarked.
When questioned about whether certain remarks, such as Minaj’s comments about Megan’s deceased mother, crossed a moral line, Rick Ross acknowledged the potential sensitivity of such topics. “Yeah, you could say that,” he admitted.
Ross’s insights into the rap beef culture shed light on the competitive spirit that drives many artists within the genre, emphasizing the importance of skillful wordplay and the freedom to express oneself, albeit with a degree of discernment regarding sensitive subjects.