Rick Ross had one of the most anticipated albums of 2011 with the forthcoming God Forgives, I Don't, but it now looks like the LP won't actually get here until 2012. Speaking with Billboard.com, Island Def Jam Senior VP of Marketing Chris Atlas confirmed that the album has been delayed until the first or second quarter of next year due to issues stemming from Ross's recent health scare.
"We want this to be his biggest album -- we know it's going to be his biggest album -- so we did not want to pressure him into releasing an album based on the sake of a date," Atlas said.
Ross revealed in an interview with MTV Rap Fix that the multiple seizures and subsequent recovery he endured in October had caused him to miss a number of pre-release milestones.
"[Because of] my little health situation, I had to postpone a lot of my groundwork. And I feel like that's important for artists like myself," he said. "If I wanted to, I'm pretty sure I could still meet that [December 13] date, but I think for the people, it's more important [to lay groundwork] for when I get out there and look them in the face and touch them hands," he said.
The Bawse recently released two new singles from the project, the Just Blaze-produced "I Love My Bitches," and the Nicki Minaj-featuring "You The Boss." He is said to be working on a mixtape project with Drake that is also expected next year.