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Rick Ross has clarified why Pusha-T’s verse was omitted from the album version of “Maybach Music VI.”  Understandably, fans were hoping feuding rappers Lil Wayne and Pusha would reunite on the track.

Ross told Hot 97, “it was more about the bigger picture.” He considered, “Is this gonna move them to getting together, you know, closer? And I’mma take the charge for that, I didn’t feel like this was the time for that.” Watch the interview below.

Last week his long-awaited new album Port of Miami 2 dropped. Alongside guest appearances by Drake and Nipsey Hussle, fans were expecting to hear Pusha-T and Lil Wayne incidental reconciliation after Ross had promised he’d got the rappers to appear without either of them knowing about the other.

While the timing might not have been right, and Pusha’s verse didn’t make it to the album version an original version has surfaced online complete with both Pusha-T and Lil Wayne guest spots. Listen to it here.

“What a hell of a year, true colors exposed/ Crowns on these clowns, it’s like you colored they nose,” Pusha raps on the track, seemingly in reference to last summer’s Drake diss “The Story of Adidon.”

Later, Pusha addresses the controversy surrounding his DAYTONA album cover, an image of Whitney Houston’s drug-filled bathroom: “Sit back and let ’em draw they own conclusions/ A picture’s worth a thousand words, Mr. Houston/ You wonder why cocaine’s up in every song?/ When music failed, cocaine righted every wrong.”

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