When asked about the first-week sales of Deeper Than Rap, Ross’ biggest detractor in the music biz, 50 Cent, wondered if the numbers were somehow flubbed by the record company.
“I didn’t get an opportunity to hear his record, but a lot of freak [SoundScan] numbers come out of the Def Jam system,” 50 said with a grin.
…But even Fif didn’t agree with some of his fans that the Ross record was a flop.
“I think it can be a disappointment to the system, based on how much of an effort and money they spent marketing,” 50 explained. “But you can’t call a #1 [album] a ‘flop’ under any circumstances. It’s still #1.”