“Timbaland released his version that I was real disappointed in hearing,” Ross said of his Hood Billionaire song, "Movin' Bass." “Me and Jay created the original version. That’s one of the records we vibed up when we had a couple sessions."
The recording with Tink's vocals premiered during an on-air chat with Timbo at The Breakfast Club earlier this month, and immediately began circulating around the Web. While fans have been enjoying both (or at least enjoying debating both), the one with the Chi-Town spitter, a protégé of the V.A. producer, was widely assumed to be the first.
Ross confirmed that he heard that version, too, somewhere in between him and Hov laying down their lyrics and before he released his latest album, Tuesday (Nov. 24). But he chose not to keep it when approving the final mix.
"Of course Timbaland produced it and had the production on it for a little while... I went by the studio before and he played me the version and I was like, 'I see what you did, but chill on that, we doin’ our thing on it,'" the MMG founder explained.
For Timbo to drop the still-being-edited track, without blessing was what took Rozay by surprise. "I was disappointed in homie on that ... We bigger than that. We bosses. And I expect homie to clarify that whenever he make his rounds."
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