Bawse of the Year? No way. Was David Guetta not eligible due to his being French or something? Did the powers that be at GQ decide that most of Tyga’s bawseness was within the 2011 calendar year, not 2012? Well, whatever the eligibility concerns, it seems like GQ decided to go off the board for their Bawse of the Year selection: Mild-mannered middle-management type Rick Ross. We’re as surprised as you are, but Rozay indeed took home the honors, and was interviewed briefly for the occasion. It wasn’t as extensive as his original classic GQ profile, but every quote is a gem of quiet humility just the same:
On Being Named the Tenth-Most Powerful Man in Hip-Hop by The Source: “I’m the typa dude who feels like he could take number two next year.”
On Not Being Named the First-Most Powerful Man in Hip-Hop by The Source: “The moves I make, I ain’t never in no rush.”
On General Life Advice: “One, for Christmas go get yourself an MMG tattoo. Two, let’s all stop smoking blunts; let’s smoke out of papers.”
On Starting the New Year Right: “Ladies, you all should just love me. Let’s all have a beautiful year, let’s get this money.”
Geez. Hopefully next year Carly Rae Jepsen returns the mag’s phone calls, so they can have a Bawse of the Year that’s truly corner-office worthy.