Nick Cannon To Star As "Freeway" Rick Ross In An Upcoming Biopic

Nick Cannon prepared for "history in the making" with his biopic on the life of "Freeway" Rick Ross.

The story of former drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross may soon be brought to life in an upcoming film thanks to actor/rapper Nick Cannon. Appearing alongside Ross in a YouTube video posted on the “Freeway” Rick Ross Facebook fan page, Cannon revealed that a biopic may soon be in the works.

Cannon made mention of telling the story of “the real Rick Ross” and even referred to the biopic as “history in the making.”

“This is history in the making right here…We family now. We gonna get this thing right however long it take. The story gotta be told. The real Rick Ross. So we gonna get it done,” Cannon revealed.

According to Ross, who met Cannon years ago, the actor may even portray him in the biopic.

"I've been wanting him to play my role since '96. We got hooked up, I met him I loved his personality," said Ross. "You know what I'm saying?"

No other details on the possible “Freeway” Rick Ross biopic were revealed during the brief video.

"Freeway" Rick Ross gained notoriety in the early 80's as a drug trafficker in Los Angeles and was later sentenced to life in prison in 1996.

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89 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Nas fabricated mafia stories back in the day which seem even more silly now considering all the tax problems he's been having. Ross may not be 100% credible either, but at least you don't hear about this guy bouncing a check at Sav Mart.

  • DIRECTOR

    NAH NAH TYPE IN 'TONY YAYO BEARD' IN GOOGLE. DUDE LOOKS JUST LIKE FREEWAY RICK ROSS!! DUMP THE CLIP ON THAT BITCH NICK CANNON AND HIT YAYO UP TRUSTTTTTT BUT DA NICCA LOOK LIKE HE IN A MENTAL ASYLUM THO

  • Jack Compton

    Nick Cannon? Get the fuck out of here. Idris Elba? No doubt.

  • Ja Rule

    This movie would be better if it was about me

  • _Durant_

    Most yall niggas trippin, they aint even talkin bout Rick Ross...

  • Ricky Rozay

    most of these rappers aint real niggas. Word, Nas bankrupt never was a drug runner, Lil Wayne aint no blood, Jeezy aint no BMF, 50 a snitch, Game a stripper, 2pac a ballerina. None of these niggas real you guys. If they was all real they all be dead now. Like it or not Ross is the new Biggie. BAWSE!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      " I'm a fan of the music I dont give a shit about his personal like all you bitch made faggots on this site. How does Ross being a CO effect me. So unlike some bitter ass niggas on this site Im about the music not aobut some other niggas life."

    • Anonymous

      everyone you named is 100 times realer than william roberts. he dont get all this hate for nothing.

  • Anonymous

    "ever heard of a movie called 'Ray'" That movie was so over hyped.

  • therealwayno

    It's a lot of Nick Cannon haters on here and I don't get why, maybe because I'm in my 30's but I don't get why so many people leaving butt-hurt comments on who Nick is and how soft he is and blah blah blah. That's a grown azz man. Wtf are you doing tomorrow? You want dude to murder somebody or slap somebody or what? People work hard, be honest about who they are and "Anonymous" posts talking mad shit and whining and then goes and downloads whatever fake gangbanger rapper that's hot at the moment and cosigns him. Like wtf do you dudes want?

  • foreal

    this is coming out after Drumline 2

  • Honolulu Ass Nigga

    Nigga don't even look like the REAL Rick Ross.

  • Anonymous

    I like how the title says that Cannon will portray Ricky in the movie, but in the body of the interview it says that Ricky says Nicky may portray him. Why does this story need to be told? What exactly will it contribute to society?

    • Anonymous

      thats if they add that to the movie

    • Anonymous

      a man that couldnt read when he was given a life sentence so he taught himself how to read in prison then hit the library studying law until he found a way to beat appeal his case. represented himself in court and now hes free.

    • Enlightened

      It will contribute the real story of how the CIA flooded America's Black communities with cocaine on purpose,the Iran-Contra affair, etc. Are you aware of that stuff? This is not just another drug dealer hood story. This is literally the man that was used as the pawn to destroy life as we knew it.

  • CARLTON BANKS

    They should holla at my nigga Will Smith. The fresh prince moved bricks yo

  • poosonme

    get the baws ricky raws to play him cos hes official and real

  • Anonymous

    Wat?!Nick Cannon to play Freeway Ricky?Might as well get Macaulay Culkin to do it!

  • GLM

    How in the hell should Nick Cannon act Freeway Rick Ross - Absurd

  • Brock

    "they already made a movie about the fake rick ross starring chris rock! it was called CB4!!!" QFT!

  • Anonymous

    biopic my ass. this shit is going to be mostly fiction.

  • HU

    Hey fools, this movie will get made the same day Soulja Boy's Juice remake, Bone Thug's Ghetto Cowboy movie, and Cam'Ron's version of Curb Your Enthusiasm all get made. Movies cost money and rappers and black people don't have that kind of money. Even Spike Lee can't get funding for his films. Also, no one will see a movie about some gangster, starring the untalented Nick Cannon. So everyone calm down.

  • RealHipHopKy

    If goofy azz Jamie Foxx can play a Slave turned Slave Master Killer, surely Nick Cannon can play a Drug dealer, a route he probably could of chose if his parents didnt raise him right. But if the Acting is bad then thats a Different Story!

    • Anonymous

      anyone could have played that role, yeah its so hard pretending to be blind and fucked up on drugs

    • Anonymous

      you're a fucking idiot... Jamie Foxx is a serious actor. ever heard of a movie called 'Ray', for instance?

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    i cant wait for the Officer Ricky life story/comedy film

  • Anonymous

    Come on now. It might work if it's billed as a comedy.

  • aha

    it's gonna take some damn good acting for anyone to be convinced that this man is a drug dealer

  • Anonymous

    no doubt this role belongs to the realest nigga alive, Ja Rule,.. rule has fucked every bitch in the world including hellen keller and took it in the ass up in the state just to prove how comfortable he is with his own sexuality, in fact he fucks 50 cent with the meat cleaver to prove how not gay he is..

  • BLACK

    NICK CANNON IS AN ACTOR, YOU WASTE OF FUCKING BANDWIDTH!!! WAS DENZEL WASHINGTON A HARDCORE GANGSTER BEFORE HE PLAYED FRANK LUCAS??? ALL YOU DO IS HATE...AND NOT IN THE "HIPHOP" SENSE OF THE WORD, YALL LITERALLY HATE!

    • gb

      1) On the left-hand side of your keyboard, there's a long button that says "Caps" or "Caps Lock". That button is clearly lit, so please tap it once, and do not type anything else until you have done so. 2) Stop using the word "hate" (or any of its variants) to describe a person who criticizes another celebrity against your will. It makes you look like an uninformed stan. And stupid.

  • But hey!

    Nick Cannon still more real that "Rozay"!

  • Ricky Rozay

    This old nigga who fucked up his community will try anything to get money. But seriously nick cannon? This old nigga need to find a new money grab. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • _Durant_

      Rick Rozay made u look stupid!

    • Anonymous

      Way too many archive comments of you talking s**t about other rappers' lives for you to try that now. The first archive is the re-post c&p you use all the time to say all rappers are fake. That ain't about the music moron. Stick to trolling before you get ethered.

    • Anonymous

      the music is just as bad as his fake bullshit made up life hes your idol because you defend him on every article, name yourself after him, say BAWSEE after every comment,

    • Ricky Rozay

      @anonymous Hey dumbass nigga get off my dick. Nigga u respond to all my posts so obviously you give a shit about Ross. How is Ross my idol? I'm a fan of the music I dont give a shit about his personal like all you bitch made faggots on this site. How does Ross being a CO effect me. So unlike some bitter ass niggas on this site Im about the music not aobut some other niggas life. Get off my nuts. U respond to all my posts. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      your idol just pretends that he fucked up his community selling kilos

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • GFID

    All you Rick Ross haters are the biggest faggots ever. You lames think your so cool listening to your underground nerd rap that nobody cares about. If Rick Ross was so bad, than why the fuck was he MTV's #1 Hottest MC last year and gonna make the list this year? Rozay is the hottest rapper in the game, any of you pussies disagree, my number is 436-745-3356 so call me and we'll see how tough you internet thugs are you bitch ass niggas.

    • _Durant_

      ^*Creamed*^

    • GLM

      @ GFID... U're a real lame ass faggot homie

    • David "The Prosecutor" Murdock

      @GFID You comment on here again, and I will prosecute you to the full extent of the law. You think this is a joke? Its no joke, get yourself an attorney CHUMP,because your gonna need it.

    • Anonymous

      you so broke you dont even have a phone LOL

    • GFID

      God forgives, I spy at least 5 dumb niggas that just got trolled. Thanks guys, I'm full now. smh, these niggas thought I put my real number up. Too Easy

    • Anonymous

      its not really about the money but why would i wanna talk to a rick ross fan on the telephone? seems kinda gay are you lonely or something? why do you want men to call you up so bad?

    • Anonymous

      I called, the number doesn't work

    • GFID

      Broke ass nigga can't even pay a phone bill? You either don't even have a phone, or you don't hustle enough to not worry about phone charges...Either way you're a fuck ass nigga, it's 2013 get your paper up bitch ass nigga

    • Anonymous

      i aint paying no long distance phone charges to talk to a bitch nigga, what do you have to gain from someone calling you? that proves nothing

    • GFID

      Look at all these pussy bloggers typing away at their keyboard but not one of these internet thugs have reached out to me to speak out. My phone aint ringing bitch ass niggas

    • David "The Prosecutor" Murdock

      Did the sheriff's department serve your court summons dirtbag?

    • Anonymous

      that list means nothing, kendrick wasnt even on it and he outsold everyone who was!

    • Anonymous

      MTV???? GTFOH

  • DAMN

    They picked a corny nigga to step into the role of a drug kingpin? What's this world coming to?

  • Anonymous

    LOOOOOOL....U GOTTA BE KIDDIN RIGHT LOOOOOOOOOL....THIS HAS GOT TO BE A JOKE LMAO...LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL...THIS HAS MADE MY DAY. THE BEST JOKE OF THE YEAR SO FAR..THANKS HHDX...LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  • Anonymous

    This is a joke, right? I'd rather see William Roberts play Freeway Ricky than fucking Nick Cannon. This nigga couldn't get someone else to play him in a movie.

    • Anonymous

      william roberts is going to play MC Gusto in the CB4 remake

    • Anonymous

      william roberts is out of the question, that nigga wont even acknowledge that he stole this mans name. he wants to front like he made it up from his high school nick name big boss

  • Anonymous

    This sounds worse than Belly 2.

  • Anonymous

    "like Johnny Depp is a real pirate" Unlike Nick, he can actually act.

  • Anonymous

    He can't beat the fake Rick Ross in court, and now he has the dishonor of cosigning Mr. Mariah Carey to play him in a movie destined to go straight to Redbox. The L's just keep on coming.

  • JJ13

    I thought Rick Ross was playin' Freeway Rick Ross? ;)

  • uhhhhh?

    Dont care if rick ross co-signs it i refuse to watch or listen to anything involving that soft cunt cannon

  • Anonymous

    lmao the real rick ross bout to get his goons on this clown

  • Anonymous

    HAAAAAAHAAAAA WTF? they go an pick bitchboy nick cannon to play a real nigg@ like Rick Ross? We are talking about Mariah Careys lap dog here right?

    • jack sparrow

      Yeah, dat nigga Johnny Depp aka Jack Sparrow is a real ass pirate. He be going around on his gangsta ass pirate ship raiding cruise boats and shit, and grabbing all the booty (loot and bitches). He be dodging storms and shit like he superman and other pirate crewz are some jealous pussy ass pirates. And after his work is done, he chills in la with his main bitch. Dat's a real ass muthafucker right thurr. Captain hook and Patchy the Pirate ain't got shit on this nigga.

    • Anonymous

      like Johnny Depp is a real pirate, smh.

  • pat

    just get mmg rick ross to play him. hes been practicing his whole life for the role

  • DAME DASH

    Nick Cannon? Another movie to skip.

  • Anonymous

    they already made a movie about the fake rick ross starring chris rock! it was called CB4!!!

  • DrebinSlevin

    They couldn't pick anyone else more fitting? Was there literally no one else? What the fuck..

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to this they been talking bout it for a long time but i bet Officer Ricky isn't very happy lol

  • jujurightnow

    Well I'm glad it is a biopic of the real Rick Ross. I really am.

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