When it comes to his forthcoming LP, God Forgives, I Don’t, Rick Ross has been playing it pretty close to the vest. So far, the only information the Maybach Music Group boss has expressed about the album is that it’ll be a “classic.” Luckily his collaborators aren’t as tight-lipped. Mary J. Blige revealed to XXL that her and Rozay recently worked together on his disc.
“I did a crazy, crazy record with Rick,” MJB told XXL. “Rick is fly. He picks the best beats man. That guy is amazing with that.”
“It’s a private studio that one of our friends, he was really close to Michael Jackson, he let us use it,” Mary said. “It’s actually Marvin Gaye’s studio. It [has] murals of Michael Jackson all over the [walls], and Marvin Gaye. That was the last place [Michael] actually worked at before he passed. It’s such a good vibe.”
The Grammy-award-winning singer seems ready to get back into the vocal booth with Miami rap star, sharing her affection for him.
“Rick Ross is beautiful,” she added. “ I just love him. So much respect to Rick Ross; he’s the truth. [He’s] such a gentleman [and] open and honest. [He’s] super talented and a G. He’s amazing; a really good person, and a lot of fun.”
Stay tuned for a full-length feature with the legendary R&B diva in XXL’s forthcoming November issue, where we selected 20 rappers to interview her. —Shaheem Reid