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Rick Ross: 'I listen to Adele while I wake up these streets'

Rick Ross has clarified his position on the summer (15) ghostwriting feud between Meek Mill and Drake.

Rick Ross made a remix of Adele's hit new song Hello as a "way of reaching out" for a potential collaboration.

The 39-year-old rapper published his own version of the tune in October (15), noting he had been on the edge of his seat waiting for new music from Adele following the release of her album 21 in 2011.

Speaking to USA Today about his remix inspiration, Rick Ross said: "She gave me a lot of time to miss her voice, and when I heard Hello, I was like, 'This is a powerful record'. I remember being in the studio that night and I said, 'Yo, let's pull it up,' and I jumped on it. I'm a huge fan and I love Adele music and I'm just sending love her way."

Rick made it clear his remix had another motive, noting, "that was my way of reaching out. That's how the Boss reach out."

Adele has broken a number of records with her latest LP, 25, as it has been dubbed the fastest-selling album of the 21st century so far.

The fact Adele sold over 4 million copies of her album 25 in just two weeks does not surprise Rick, as he feels the numbers reflect the British singer's talents.

"It most definitely speaks volumes about her caliber as an artist and the role she plays and the crowd she entertains," he shared. "She's a powerful figure with a beautiful voice and beautiful music."

Adele recently gushed to Canada's etalk about wanting to work on an official Hotline Bling remix with hip hop star Drake, who was engaged in a feud over the summer (15) with Meek Mill - an act signed to Rick Ross' record label Maybach Music Group. The tiff commenced after Meek Mill accused Drake of hiring a ghostwriter to pen lyrics for much of his music.

Rick Ross' new song Color Money, which features on his fresh album Black Market, contains lyrics some fans assume is a diss against Drake, and the rapper has come clean about his true motivations for the track.

"It's supposed to wake the streets up — it was never about me taking sides," Rick Ross stressed. "I am (Maybach Music Group). I'm only on one side. Color Money is doing exactly what it's supposed to do: talk to the streets and the real G's."

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