"Freeway" Ricky Ross To Sue Rick Ross Over Name

Former drug kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross is taking the Bawse to court over the use of his name and likeness.

Although Rick Ross may be the Teflon Don, he may not prove to be bulletproof in the courtroom. Former drug kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross is taking the Miami rapper to court over the use of his name and likeness.

Dubbed by FreewayEnterprise.com "The War Against the 4," Ross plans to sue the rapper, his label Def Jam, Universal and other parties who he claims exploited his name and his past as a drug dealer in the black community. According to Ross, he even sent a cease-and-desist to Ross' Def Jam from prison back in 2006 when the rapper was gearing up for his debut album Port of Miami, but did not receive as much as a response from the label. 

Ross was released from prison last year after a ten year stint for attempting to purchase 100 kilograms of cocaine from a federal agent. During the 1980s and '90s, Ross oversaw a drug empire that extended from Los Angeles to Ohio. After hi arrest in '96, a series of articles were published linking Ross' drug connect Danilo Blandon to the CIA as a part of the Iran Contra.

In related news, read Freeway Ricky Ross' nephew and Dr. Dre protege, Slim da Mobster's feature today with HipHopDX. There, he speaks about the disrespect felt by the Ross Family from the Miami star rapper.

47 Comments

  • j dubb

    fuck fat rick ross he aint real for shit. his fat co as can suck it. triple cs cakes candies an cookies for that fake. let the real rick ross do what he gonna do

  • ActionTheGreat

    Freeway Rick ain't gon win the case, because as someone said before all the Bawse has to do is find another Rick/Richard Ross that doesn't want to sue him. On a sidenote, regardless of the Bawse being a fraud or not his shit plays/sells. So let's not hate, let's congratulate.

  • AZHAR

    Real Rap Rick Ross or his label Def jam should've atleast threw him a couple dollars for the use of his name... I'm a fan a Rawse! but he definitely swagger jack this dude....Reparations are due! charge it to the game!

  • real reconize real

    fuck ricky ross he aint shit, he got his ass busted open in jail and now want to sue to get his azz back together, how this muthafucker gonna sue when you killed plenty black and various communities, he need to bow down to rick ross and lick his nipples and rub his stomach probably turn his gay ass on..lol... what u are sueing for, and how in the hell you get a 2.5 million dolla house right out of jail and it was fulled up with fagets waiting to fuck. you trick as bitch, you snitched on everybody and now oyou wnat to proclaim your name nigga give me a break, go beat yo dick with rogaine you old bitch...sue thes nuts...rick ross is the biggest boss and you hating caus you aint shit...but i betcha yo ass is...

  • Link

    This dude is an idiot... thats like someone getting mad at another muhfucka who has the same name as them because that other person is rich & famous...actually, this is the same exact shit. However and for whatever reason Rick Ross chose his moniker - he doesn't owe Freeway Ricky Ross a dime - dude didn't write ONE rhyme, ONE freestyle... nothing. I've never heard him mentioned in Ross' rhymes, don't see any correlations to their "drug dealing pasts" so I don't see where homeboi has a leg to stand on in court. Its like a decendent of Al Capone, suing dude from Capone N Noreaga for royalties or Al Pacino suing the rapper Scarface for using the name "Scarface" because he portrayed that character first...

    • Link

      LOL @ "Identity theft" Identity theft is stealing someone's identity... William Roberts took a name, created a fictional character (as millions of other rappers have) and made it into something better than what it originally was. if anything, Rick Ross (the rapper) created an avenue for Freeway to be able to come out and talk to people about his life, his mistakes - because if Rick Ross wasn't a star or if his name was still some wack shit like "Willow" - nobody would give a fuck about Freeway Ricky Ross - he'd just be another ex-con with a story (as millions of other ex-cons have). Dude needs to shut the fuck up - make his little speaking money (if he's making any) and ride out the rest of his time. Nobody owes him anything.

    • Nike Champ 718

      You must not know the history of either person. It's called identity theft. Officer Ricky says he got his name from Freeway Rick. It's not a coincidence. Officer Ricky took the real ni99a's life and name and profited off of it.

  • Blakenotdrake

    Ricky Ross the real one does have a right to sue he already did a film about his dealings before he got locked up again that counts as a registered trade mark these days plus he shouldn't have some fake fat f##k using his name and throwing up all sorts of fantasies he nevr even lived Go!!!! FreeWayRicky Every hood is behind u make that fake dude pay

  • HRCMS

    you have to have that name registered as a stage name or business to sue, nobody gives a fuck about a former drug dealer abd his street name , henhas no rights to that only to his social security #

  • Chicasal

    Rick Ross is a lame this shit is great.

  • alanwittmr

    fuck em all- i havent bouht a cd in years - no need to- shit i support my local drug dealers-most are good people with familes and shit- thr young oners fucked the game - i hope they all go to prison- its all prepackaged shit i cant relate to the lyrics- hell i cant pay my rent work 40+ plus hours a week and some punk who kust got out of prison has a 2.5 mill house= fuck that -he hasnt worked a day in his life- banging is work duh

  • milehighcitykid303

    You cats arguing like broads. Ross is a USDA GRADE A CLOWN!!!!! U girls need to read NIKE CHAMP 718 comment, kid took the words right from my finger tips, nicely put son!!

  • cp3nando

    sueing a nigga is like snitching on a nigga

  • Nike Champ 718

    I hope this sets a precedent over this name jacking sh*t, and John Gotti's family goes after all the d*ckriding ni99as who jacked his name. Yes, Rick Ross (the real one) sold drugs. He's done his time, and he's even trying to tell the kids and the dumb ni99as that his route wasn't the right route. If Officer Ricky was such a real boss like he claims, why jack someone elses name? If you are really built like that, shouldn't your own name speak for itself? Who would say their moving all kinds of weight, getting it from this place and that place, and their a boss, and call themselves Alpo if their name isn't Alberto Martinez?

  • jogrind

    This Nigga sold crack to the kids and is talking about what he is owed. The only thing anybody owe you is a bullet in the head and a unmarked grave!!

  • jogrind

    This Nigga sold crack to the kids and is talking about what he is owed. The only thing anybody owe you is bullet in the head and a unmarked grave!!

  • jogrind

    dude got a better chance of suing the United States of America than you got to sue Universal!!! You sold crack to the kids and talking about what he is owed. Nigga Please!!! No court or jury will give him a dime.

  • jogrind

    HE REAL RICK ROSS IS A SNITCH. HE BROKE SO HE CAN'T FUCK WITH THE BAWSE'S JEWISH LAWYER. HOW IS HE SO GANGSTA THAT HE SUING RAPPERS. NEGRO PLEASE YOU A HO!!! A BITCH ASS DRUG DEALER. NO JUDGE WILL RULE IN HIS FAVOR HE CAN'T SUE SOMEBODY FOR A NAME. WHATS NEXT THE SLAVE OWNERS SUING NFL PLAYERS NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT ALL THE BAWSE HAS TO DO IS FIND ONE PERSON IN THE PHONE BOOK WITH THE NAME RICK ROSS AND I FOUND SOMEBODY ONLINE.. SO DON'T WASTE YOUR SACK ON NICKELS DUDE!

  • HHain'talive

    Best C.O rapper ever...that guy is a fucking joke...Kinda like Handyyyyyy...

  • Hip Hop Connoisseur

    Giiit Em!!!

    • Hip Hop Connoisseur

      If you were previously a C.O., and not only rap about shit you heard at work, but stole the name of a real O.G.........KILL YO SELF!!!

  • JOE6PACKNC336GBORO

    wow not gone happend

  • curbstompa

    about fuckin time. i always thought he should sue that fat wack rapper for jackin his name.

  • WHOSHOTCAM

    why puffy on Ro$$'s tip.. money.. why freeway ricky ross on Ro$$'s tip.. money.. everyone in it for money.. so while the circle of fingers are pointed, what's the purpose of getting disjointed? they all after money.. period.. past, present, future.. and if freeway ricky ross can win this suit, he going where the next money spot is.. and slim whoever the flip fell on the map as dre tries to salvage the ship, your family is your family and i respect that, 2.5 million house, i don't respect that.. you so fickle you can see that the same name you STOLE is no different than rick ross using freeway ricky ross's name.. it's not a big deal to sell drugs.. let me restate that, it's not a big deal to sell drugs.. i sold it, my family sold it, and it tore my family apart.. and after 25 years we're still trying to put that family back together.. so stay money hungry and sue the pants off everyone you know, at the end of the day people will know what you stand for.. and if selling drugs and a 2.5 million dollar house defines you, how you any better than the rapper who stole a name and sold it? real recognize real, i suppose... i'm sick and tired of street hustler's thinking they're the end all be all for the black community or any community, you're terrorists, period.. TERRORISTS.. you bring terror into the lives of others by helping weak individuals meet needs the wrong way, and with that i wouldn't wiz on any of you if you were on fire, hip hop is more than drugs, black people are more than hustlers.. human beings are people, with spirits that can be damaged by the slightest of things.. keep selling out the human race, you'll never be greater than disgrace if the streets is all you know, and money is all you have to show.. tie that ribbon on your present and unwrap the future.. the world needs your skills in a positive way, to bring life and nurturing the spirits of the living and honor the spirits who have passed on

    • Nike Champ 718

      I'm pretty sure Freeway Rick didn't just wake up and decide to sue Officer Ricky because he needs money. He's mentioned several time in the past few years that he didn't approve of Officer Ricky stealing his name and glorifying the drug sh*t. He probably didn't sue then because I don't think he COULD sue. I don't know if you can sue a ni99a from jail.

  • BABYILIKEITRAW

    RICK ROSSS IS A BITCHHH, MC GUSTO REPEATT HE LITERALLY WATCHED CB4 AND DID ITT....FAKE ASS DEALLERRRR FAKE ASS RAPPERRR

  • GGENERAL

    didnt dude get caught tryna buy 100 k's and sentenced to life, how he get out so quick

  • handdddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    nigga ross there's only one hope for ur sorry ass and that's lil wayne's! blood protection otherwise u've done... just pray lil wayne! will be free soon to put 20 bloods defending ur ass and protecting it on da streets...

  • phraynkh

    i hope he dosent sue freeway 2

  • insanemacbeth

    this is going to be deep!

  • kush nap

    officer ross bout to take another L. fakest nigga in rap history. the real MC gusto. never spit a real lyric, in his life. his whole life is a facade, i find it amusing. his delusion is entertaining, even after the real freeway ricky ross takes him to cleaners, officer ricky will try to spin it in his favor. i dont respect CO's period, especially dont respect rappin CO's. CO's are the niggas that make you strip down, the niggas everyone in lockdown hates. make you hold your dick and spread your cheeks, on some cattle drive power trip. officer ricky was drivin his moms benz to work. freeway ricky ross was stacking bread living officicer rickys fantasy.

    • eL Tu

      Im not defending Rick Ross* I hate that dude

    • eL Tu

      I defending Rick Ross, Im defending CO's they're good people, people in prison are assholes so therefor should be treated like ones. of course not all people are jerks and im sure they are treated with respect.

    • kush nap

      look at how soft these kids are. still defending it. you wanna be a CO? fine. just dont rap about moving blow when you a rich mamas boy driving a benz to prison. LOL @ CO's keep the world safe. do you know what a CO does? CO's escort, detain, strip search, hassle, generally the biggest assholes in law enforcement. most COs got a chip on their shoulder, like officer ross. LOL @ stay out of prison if you hate CO's you def a sheltered herb, you dont got anyone in your family thats done time? ask them what they think about CO's. then ask em what they think about CO's that rap like they kingpins. perfect records, extensive background check, nigga is prosthetic fake. ross should make records about escorting niggas to their cell, at least it would be rooted in reality. he doesnt elaborate on the hustler mentality, he only talks about one side of it cuz he never lived it. keep defending this nigga, you faggots. and the real ricky ross lived a life of crime, but he served his time, and came home humbled. freeway open about his mistakes, officer ross still tryin to cover them up.

    • MR WIGGLES

      icu ucme He knows that. They also keep them in jail, which means they keep the free people safe from the criminals escaping.

    • icu ucme

      @EL TU-- CO stands for Correctional Officer, meaning you have to be in jail/prison to be dealing with one. Just to let you know.

    • GGENERAL

      if u dont like co's then stay out of jail clown, people kill me with this bs, like going to jail is some badge of honor. rick ross destroyed countless neighborhoods, family's, and god only knows what else and u praise him like he did something. and i aint defending the rapper rick ross either, he promoting a life that has too many black and brown men to their death or slavery. hop off dude dick, u just a slave following another slave, only problem is, neither one of yall can find the underground railroad to freedom

    • eL Tu

      CO's keep you safe from the worlds most dangerous people. I guess you'd rather be in a cell than outside one.

  • The REAL German Chocolate

    haha...now this sounds like some fun! Go Ricky getcha bag of money...

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