You the Boss

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"You the Boss"
Rick Ross Feat Nicki Minaj - You the Boss.jpg
Single by Rick Ross featuring Nicki Minaj
ReleasedOctober 7, 2011
FormatDigital download
Rick Ross singles chronology
"Fly Together"
"You the Boss"
"I Love My Bitches"
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
""Y.U. Mad""
""You the Boss""
""Make Me Proud""

"You the Boss" is a song by American rapper Rick Ross. It was originally released as the first single from his fifth studio album, God Forgives, I Don't on October 7, 2011, along with "I Love My Bitches" but was later taken off the final track list.[1] It was released to U.S. rhythmic radio on October 18.[2] and Urban radio on November 1, 2011.[3] Even though the song charted well, it was later confirmed that "Touch'N You" was the new first single from the album. It features Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj and was produced by K.E. on the Track. The song was certified Gold September 18, 2014, almost three years after its release.


While on the set of filming the music video for Birdman's "Y.U. Mad", Nicki Minaj revealed to MTV that "You the Boss" was originally written and recorded in 2009 for Lil Wayne, but he passed on it. "It was just lingering, and then she gave it to Rick Ross" Minaj said while in character as her alter ego, the Female Weezy. Ross too had initially passed on the record while recording Teflon Don.[4]


Weekly charts[edit]

Charts (2011–12) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 62
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 5
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[7] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 37
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[9] 33

Release Information[edit]

Purchasable Release[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref
United States October 7, 2011 Digital download Def Jam Recordings [10]
October 18, 2011 Radio airplay [11]


  1. ^ iTunes - Music - You the Boss (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Single by Rick Ross
  2. ^ WebCite query result
  3. ^ WebCite query result
  4. ^ "Rick Ross' 'You The Boss' Written For Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj Reveals". MTV. 2011-10-20. Retrieved 2011-10-27.
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  8. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Retrieved 2012-12-17.
  9. ^ "Rap Songs - 2012 Year End Charts". Retrieved 2012-12-17.
  10. ^ [1]. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  11. ^ FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!