Rick Ross Feud With 50 Helped Album Reach #1

Rick Ross may have learned the trick to beating Hannah Montana: start a fight with 50 Cent.

The Miami rapper ruled the charts with Deeper Than Rap, but Ross didn’t topple the Hannah Montana soundtrack alone. The self-proclaimed boss reached No. 1, selling 158,000 copies to Hannah’s 104,000, per Nielsen SoundScan, with help from his red-hot feud with 50 Cent.

The origin of the feud is fuzzy—one day Ross claims Fiddy gave him a funny look at the BET Awards, the next day he says Fiddy dissed an associate—but Ross certainly fired the first musical salvo last January with “Mafia Music.” 50 responded with “Officer Ricky (Go Head, Try Me)” and “Tia Told Me” and charged that Ross was a former correctional officer that fabricated his coke-dealer past.

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Pictured: Artist Rick Ross at the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Rehearsals Day 1 at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 16, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)