Freeway Ricky Ross Talks Crips And Bloods, Rapper Rick Ross

The former drug kingpin tells the Wake Up Show that Los Angeles gangs were united under the drug trade, and that he still feels disrespected by Rick Ross.

In an in-depth interview with Sway & King Tech's Wake Up Show, Freeway Ricky Ross spoke candidly about his life, including details on his long career as a drug kingpin, the relationship between Los Angeles Crips and Bloods, and of course, his issues with rapper Rick Ross, who he believes stole his name.

The former drug lord claimed that by his incarceration in 1996, $600 million had passed through his hands in some form, and that he'd sometimes make $3 million in one day. He explained that his nonchalant attitude towards the money was sometimes misconstrued as greed.

"Once [the money] starts coming, you're not really doing anything but giving orders," he told the radio show. "I didn't see drugs, I didn't see money. All I did was numbers and spend money…You pick up the phone and a guy says, 'Hey man, I need 20 keys.' So you figure okay I'm gonna make $200,000 off of that. [So I'd say to someone else], 'Hey kid, go deliver these 20 keys to him.'"

He made clear that he takes full responsibility for his actions, but does not agree with the idea that his involvement in drug trafficking led to violence in his neighborhood. "[The courts] wanted to relate the drugs to the violence but that wasn't the case. When we started selling drugs it was the first time you could see a Crip on a Blood's block. And they're getting along because they're working. They're trying to get money. And when you trying to get money you don't want no violence. You don't want the killing and the police coming around because that interrupts your cash flow."

He also spoke to host King Tech about his disgruntlement with Miami rapper Rick Ross, although he admits that the self-proclaimed Teflon Don made savvy business decisions by using his name.

"As a business man it was a smart move. He caught a name that was already hot in the streets and somebody he thought was gone and buried…He probably thought that I was never gonna get out and he was banking that I would never get out and he snatched the name. And maybe it was out of respect but at the same time he hasn't shown respect right now and today…when you wearin' another man's name are you really a man or are you living in a mask?"

He added, "I want my name back…Somewhere I heard him say that I should be happy that he used my name…How can I be happy when you took my car, and you're driving around in my car and I'm walking?"

Freeway Rick Ross is currently working on a biopic based on his life.

The Wake Up Show airs every Sunday night at 11pm PST on Los Angeles; Power 106 FM station.

17 Comments

  • Fish

    FUCK OFFICER RICKY!!!!!!!! MOIRA T.I.D.!!!!!!

  • mr. jones

    and what about philly freezer freeway? aint no beef with him? nigga got a fucking beard too. this nigga need sit the fuck down and eat a dick, fucking rock slinging faggot nigga. go OD on some of yo own shit nigga so we don't gotta see yo dumb ass face in the media again. one less (ex) dealer makes the world a better place.

  • Sick

    This dude wants to keep reminding the public about how many people he killed pushing his poison? It's a good thing for him that there are so man ignorant folks who view him as some kind of celebrity instead of wiping him off the face of the earth before he inevitably goes back to slinging rock.

    • Steve

      Doesn't compare to the amount of poison corrupt gov't and political figures have placed into society. Not even close. Rick Ross was just a drop in the bucket.

  • Obi Patrick

    ricky ross is right for feeling disrespected, I mean who wouldnt be, having a fake ex C.O nigga taint the legacy of a infamous kingpin

  • Nico 3

    But that $8.50/hr job is reality to millions of people, more so than 3 million a day.

  • blaze

    I would hate to have another nigga claim my life style and above all he be a EX C.O if you think that this is a man thats bitter you need to get off the computer and go be social and deal with people other then your mom real talk big up freeway rick ross fuck the rapper rick ross

  • Anonymous

    freeway sit down

  • dontgiveafuck.

    fuck yall the guy aint jaleous bout rick ross, he just feels like ross is foolin everybody especially him (freeway ricky ross) by appropriating his story and his style (im talkin bout the bald head and the beard) if yall dont recognize this shit you're definitely a bunch of fuckin hypocrits ross (the rapper) claims to much shit and i really wish someone would shut this fat fuck mouth

  • Nico 3

    If you need money that bad, go get a job fool. It may not be as lucrative as the drug trade, but to whine about someone else and their success just makes him look jealous.

  • TAYLORD

    FRANK LUCAS - DAMMIT JAYZ GIMMIE THAT HALF BILLION NIGGGGGAAA!!! YOU TOO DENZEL I WANT MY MILLIONS LOL WHAT A CRACKHEADED FOOL IF YOU MAKIN $200,000 FROM A PHONE CALL THEN A FATASS FOOL LIKE ROZAY DESERVES TO SPIT H.A.M. ALL OVER THIS CRACKHEAD

    • Anonymous

      The difference is Denzel didn't change his name to Frank Lucas. He just played the role in a movie. Rick Ross is acting too, only he carries the name and fronts like he's a real G.

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      hey enet tuff guys take the caps off

    • Anonymous

      SHUT THE FUCK UP!!! YOU SOFT BATCH TYPE NIGGA I CAN TELL YOU ARE A LOSER TYPE MUTHAFUCKA!! YOU THE TYPE OF NIGGA TO WEAR ANOTHER MANS DRAWS YOU LIL PUNK BITCH!!

  • Anonymous

    CB4 situation, lol!

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