Rick Ross On Why He Never Signed Nipsey Hussle

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Having just released his highly-anticipated “Port of Miami 2” album, Rick Ross has been on quite a press run for the past couple months. In a recent podcast episode of ItsTheReal, Ross talked about his upbringing, his career and the development of MMG.

Close to the end of the episode, Eric and Jeff asked Ross about the past rumors of a possible Nipsey Hussle signing to MMG. Ross explained why the signing never happened.

“Really I was young at the time,” Ross said. “I had just started going to Cali. I ran into him and I just felt this vision, felt this drive. I knew he was going to be somebody who was gonna live his dreams out. I put the offer on the table for him and another young dude, Dom Kennedy. I wanted to establish MMG on the west coast. I wasn’t coming out there as much, I wasn’t travelling as much and I didnt have as many connections as I do now. We didn’t close that deal but we stayed in touch… the love was always genuine and it was there.”

Listen to the podcast below:

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