As we previously reported, Rick Ross had his "Deeper Than Rap" album debut number one this week and the CEO of Slip-N-Slide Records Ted Lucas, Ricky's former label, expressed his confidence in his former artist's ability to come out of the battle with 50 Cent unscathed.
"When I heard about all that was going down, I knew that musically Ross would rebut by making great music and come out on top," Lucas, who inked Ross to his first deal, told Billboard. "If he wants to get caught up in personal issues, that’s fine, but I never doubted him musically and lyrically."
Lucas went on to say "Ross is an incredible rapper and not too many people can out-rap him," praised Lucas further, putting to rest rumors of friction between himself and Ross. "I want his label, Maybach Music, to blow up. I want to see people I help get started doing things. I’m always going to be supportive of him."