During a recent interview with AHH, new Def Jam signee Rick Ross reveals that he does not, in fact, know Noriega. The REAL Noriega:
AllHipHop.com: What did you mean when you said “Noriega owes me favors”? [Manuel "Manolo" Noriega, the Panamanian military leader who was tried and convicted for drug trafficking. He resides in a Miami federal prison]? What does that mean?
Rick Ross: Noriega owe a hundred favors, you know what I’m sayin’? It’s just like, you know, I kick it with [Pablo] Escobar nephew. He live down here. That’s my n***as, you know what I’m sayin’? So I just meant like, you know, real ties with real n***as. That’s what that meant. I don’t know Noriega personally, but I know n***as who have met Noriega. I know n***as who was in federal prison two, three cells down from Noriega. You know what I’m sayin’? And when I talk to them, I let ‘em know you know that’s something I meant to ‘em in the movies. I’m into s**t like that. So I’m gonna stand to that. That’s all that means.
It turns out that he does know the other Noreaga, which makes a little bit more sense. I remember that song was playing and my boy was all into it, and when Ross spit that line he repeated it along with him with mad feeling like he really believed it. I looked at him like, "You know he’s lying right?" and he was like "Oh nah, I know, but it sounds hot." Sheesh.
But let’s forget about Rick Ross for a minute and talk about Busta’s verse on the remix to the same song. Good grief, have you ever heard such a flagrant pack of lies in your life?
"Whenever there is a drought and we need to place an order/I holla at Manuel or Escobar, Pablo’s daughter…"
Negro, stop lying. We all know you’ve been a rap star since you were like 19, so relax with the fake drug lord tales before the Grand Jury you’re about to sit in front of hears you talking that nonsense. I don’t know much about this Rick Ross dude, but I guess it’s possible that he’s moved some coke in his lifetime, but come on Trevor, who do you think you’re talking to here?
Catchy song though, I’ll give you guys that.
Rick Ross ft. Busta Rhymes – Hustlin’ Remix