From what i remember Fueled by Romen tends to say that they are an independent label when in fact they are owned, i think, by Atlantic Records. Ronnie at some point pointed this out about this and got a lot of slack for saying it.
i think the basic issue that ronnie has with FBR and any record label for that matter is when they care too much about the money and the music kinda gets lost. i think thats what he was trying to get at by saying what he did about FBR. FBR was claiming to be indie and therefore implying that it was a smaller label that cared about the music when in fact they arent a small label or care as much about the music because they are under the umbrella of atlantic.