Rick Ross Plays Gangster in 'Yella Diamonds' Video
Rick Ross Plays Gangster in 'Yella Diamonds' Video

In Billboard's cover story on Rick Ross last November, the Maybach rapper said that he wants his forthcoming album, "God Forgives, I Don't," to be the sonic equivalent of a Brian De Palma film -- "It sounds like a term of retaliation, and with the picture that I'm painting, it felt perfect," said Ross. The music video for "Yella Diamonds," a cut off Ross' "Rich Forever" mixtape, certainly echoes that sentiment: the clip features Ross as a ruthless drug czar who serves up some painful revenge for an associate who double-crossed the biggest boss in the game.

After completing a shady transaction with a Bespectacled Man Who Will Almost Certainly Double-Cross Him, Ross finds out that his associate is, indeed, selling his dope as yellow diamonds (Word of advice to cartoonish drug dealer villains: don't do anything that makes Rick Ross yell into his phone, 'You fuckin' up papi!!'). Long story short: Ross sends his goons to make things right, there's a lot of unnecessary/unsavory violence towards women, and the MMG boss' foe is brought to justice while Rozay raps next to a Ms. Pac Man machine.

"Rich Forever," which features guest appearances by Nas, Kelly Rowland and John Legend, among others, was released last month as an appetizer before "God Forgives, I Don't." The latter title was originally scheduled to come out in December, but was delayed to 2012 after Ross suffered a pair of seizures in October. Per the credits on the "Yella Diamonds" video, "God Forgives" and Maybach Music Group's "Self Made Vol. 2" are both simply "coming soon."