Rick Ross Motivated By Wiz Khalifa
Rick Ross revealed in a recent interview that an early rejection has motivated his Maybach Music imprint's latest successes. The label put in a bid for Wiz Khalifa, and the upstart Pittsburgh emcee declined. Wiz's decision convinced Ross to step his game up on the business end.
"I put the proposition out there. But at the time, Maybach Music wasn't really where we were supposed to be, which was a lot of motivation," Ross explained. "The homey made a great decision, going to Atlantic Records. He's released a classic album, and I wish him much success. But it also inspired me and it also reassured me that I had a certain eye. I remember when I put Wiz on the 'Super High' remix, a lot of people was like, 'Why would you put a rookie on your record?'"