Judge Rules Rick Ross Entitled To Use Stage Name

An appeals court judge has denied a lawsuit from "Freeway" Ricky Ross against the rapper and his home label for the use of his name.

 A Billboard article reports that Maybach Music Group founder Rick Ross has won an appeals court decision granting him “entitlement to protection” in the use of his stage name.

Ross, who famously constructed his stage name from the real-life former drug dealer turned kingpin “Freeway” Ricky Ross, is free to use the name as per a decision from California Judge Roger Boren.

“Freeway” Ricky Ross, whose original life in prison sentence was eventually reduced following a separate appeal, was released from prison more than four years ago in 2009. Ross’ original suit against the MMG rapper was denied on the basis that the former drug dealer did not make his case soon enough after discovering the alternate use of his name. That original suit was thrown out under the legal purview of the so-called “single publication” law.

Despite an appeals court Judge granting “Freeway” Ross the right to an appeal—in effect undermining the previous ruling on the grounds of “single publication” protection—the latest ruling finds that the rapper is protected by his First Amendment rights.

The latest ruling relies on a distinction between the use of “raw materials” and the “sum and substance” of a piece of work. In essence, the decision hinges on the view that Ross’ use of the stage name accounts to the usage of a “raw material” and that he is not acting solely as an imposter.

"Roberts created a celebrity identity, using the name Rick Ross, of a cocaine kingpin turned rapper," Boren’s ruling says, referencing the MMG emcee's born name, William Leonard Roberts II. "He was not simply an imposter seeking to profit solely off the name and reputation of Rick Ross. Rather, he made music out of fictional tales of dealing drugs and other exploits—some of which related to plaintiff. Using the name and certain details of an infamous criminal's life as basic elements, he created original artistic works."

Billboard’s story reports that “Freeway” Ross’ original suit named Warner Bros. Records, Universal Music, and rapper Jay Z as defendants given those parties’ purported implication in the success of the God Forgives, I Don’t rapper.

This past fall, Ricky Ross leveraged an opinion that the Mastermind emcee is funded by police. "I believe that he’s being financed by the police union and keeps spreading bullshit to the youngsters, so they can keep filling up the penitentiaries cause he ain't selling no music,” said Ricky Ross. “They keep playing him on the radio and keep putting out all these big, expensive videos, but he ain't selling no music. So, somebody is shootin' off money. And I believe that the police union behind it."

In January of 2013, Ricky Ross spoke exclusively to HipHopDX about the drive-by shooting attempt made on the rapper using his name. "I'm not surprised that it happened given recent ongoings, when someone doesn't understand the street rules they get confused and incidents like this can take place," he said. "I'm still dealing with ongoing litigation about something as basic as using my name and identity, that should have been dealt with properly a long time ago. No ill will is wished upon anyone, but when you tell these stories about the streets you have to be careful. We covered it in more depth in the Power of the Name Rick Ross piece."

166 Comments

  • Jordan

    He will. Look how fat he is

  • Anonymous

    just read this fraud ass identity thief is actually suing that pop group LMFAO for using the lines 'Everyday I'm Shufflin' in a song 3 years ago!! He must be fucking broke!

  • Anonymous

    beating a legend in court so that you can legally get rich off of HIS name, and HIS image is disgusting. i hope this man dies an early and painful death

  • Anonymous

    sure lots of rappers borrowed their rap names from real street niggas and mobsters but how many rappers can you name took someones actual government name???? not to mention went out of his way to look like the person whos birth name they stole???

  • goodlooking

    I'm pretty sure ross was inspired by the cb4 movie...a nigga had to do what he had to do to get that paper,a lot of y'all here would have done the same or worse

    • Anonymous

      BruthaDee you should get off the mans dick it's a new year!!!! 2014 is your chance to stop being a bitter old racist loser who takes too many selfies in his whip!

    • Seminoles

      Are you white? Rosay was obviously inspired musically by Kool G Rap, Biggie, and Miami rappers like JT Money, Luke and Trick Daddy. On the Hustle side he was obviously inspired by Kenny Black and the Boobie Boys as well as the Miami underworld. Do you think Rosay was some suburban white oriented police officer that just picked a drug dealers name and became a superstar rapper overnight? Maybe in your suburb but in Miami that shit dont fly. You have to have a history in your community before you can just start repping your community, you have to have the proper affiliations and associations in the streets or else you wont get the streets behind you. Ross been around forever, back when he was Tephlon Da Don and before that when he was Willow and before that when he was just Big Will. He came up with E-Class, & Pucci, ties with Tony Draper, mentored under Trick Daddy and hustled himself into millions. Save for hatred for the people that made you the way you are.

  • Fuck Miami

    "Judge Rules Rick Ross Entitled To Lie"

  • Hovain

    Imagine if PAC had sent goons to Puffy's mothers house and took photos with BIG's kids, interviewed Faith on camera and beat up Lil Cease and took his Bad Boy chain, etc.... Would B.I.G. still be respected?

  • Anonymous

    Also, there are plenty of people named rick ross. He's just using a common name. If he were to rip off of Freeway's life, that would be a different story but all he is doing is just using a name said by many people.

    • Anonymous

      it was pretty darn entertaining when william said in an interview that he could put 1000 gangsters in any hood

    • Anonymous

      In entertainment you can use any stage name you want, you can call yourself Nicky Barnes, Bumpy Johnson, or Frank Lucas, thats the entertainment business.

    • Anonymous

      this is when you know you're talking to a bunch of lemmings, oblivious dorks, and ignorant nerds the judge and lawyer are straight telling you they know he took the name, is lying his ass off, is "playing a role" and you clowns are still trying to justify the fvckery ^ I had to repost this, because look at the original poster's comment

    • Anonymous

      why would a man named william roberts who raps about selling cocaine choose to randomly use the name rick ross

  • Chris Etrata

    While we are on the subject of CB4 (great comparison), what did you think of that film?

  • Anonymous

    Why are you calling him a fraud? By your definition, Jay Z, Eminem, and your favorite rappers are all frauds as well. Rick Ross's music is only entertainment, nothing difference than what Gay Z or K Dot has done.

    • You Can't Handle The Truth

      "By your definition, Jay Z, Eminem, and your favorite rappers are all frauds as well." Do them niggas rap about being kingpins when in fact they were police officers? HUH NIGGA?? DO THEY??? I WANT ANSWERS NIGGA, ANSWERS!!!

    • Anonymous

      Rick Ross never denied or did any of that stuff. It was your homie, 50 making up bs about ross.

    • Anonymous

      "He always said he was a CO" actually he denied it heavily. said the photographs were photoshopped. called trick daddy a liar. had dj vlad assaulted by his body guards. all because he was ashamed of his past as a toy cop

    • Anonymous

      He always said he was a CO. The so called lies in his songs were clearly just made up for entertainment. No different from eminem. Also, plenty of people use the term, Rick Ross. They just don't get pissed off like Freeway that William used the name Rick Ross.

    • Anonymous

      how many normal people do you see cheerleading for Ross? Its

    • Anonymous

      How many normal people do you see ranting about Ross? Its only hidden anonymous bloggers and not visible known street people.

    • Anonymous

      he denied and lies about his past and has refused to acknowledge that he stole his name from another man

  • Anonymous

    "damn whats next a new rapper calling himself sean carter and rapping about being a dealer from BK hahahaa" Most rappers look, talk and rap about the same shit anyway, so if somebody came out calling themselves Sean Carter you'd probably listen to him anyway, so stop whining.

  • Anonymous

    White kids on forums like this are more concerned with Rozays street past than the actual street dudes in the community which should tell you who is more credible and who is more clueless :)

    • Anonymous

      i dont know any heterosexual 40 year old males who got 20k posts on a message board in less than 2 years!

    • Anonymous

      I domt know any heterosexual adults who go on Facebook to chat about some fat rappers credibility, people too busy socializing about important shit or getting pussy.....nerds come in all colors I guess.

    • Anonymous

      ive seen people of every skin color call ross a fake and question his credibility on the hhdx facebook page

  • Anonymous

    No big deal but it could have all been avoided if Rozay would have picked the name of a dead gangster or a foreign dictator. If I had a dollar for every rapper with Gotti or Capone in his name I would be rich but you should pick dead gangsters or else you gonna get sued.

  • 2014 the year of the GUCCI MANE ARMY

    Gucci mane is the only real nigga left in the rao game still rapping. You nerds support a lot of fake niggas and dont appreciate a real nigga like big gucci. FREE BIG GUCCI

  • R.I.P. Uncle Phil

    And FUCK Rick Ross.

  • Shirley Larson

    upto I looked at the receipt for $4288, I didn't believe ...that...my father in law could truley taking home money part-time on there computar.. there aunt haz done this for under 16 months and resently cleard the depts on there cottage and bought themselves a Chevrolet Corvette. go to the website... www.Tec80.com you cant talk about being retarded cause special people and fams will take offense....fuck that.

  • BigBoy8

    At this point Ricky Ross needs to move on. Everyone knows William isn't Rick Ross the drug trafficker / gangster. Everyone knows his a liar and fraud in the entertainment business. But i'll tell you what would be good. If he became a rapper and called himself William Roberts dressed up in a prison guard outfit and talked about Williams life. Being a A star student, going to college, coming from a good home with money, having a regular job. etc etc. CLASSIC

    • Anonymous

      he doesnt need to make money i think hes good. it cant be cheap to keep taking a major label backed entertainer to court

    • Anonymous

      Why would a successful artist capable of going gold give it all up just because some net nobody says he should? If real gangstas wanted him dead, he'd be dead. The only person who really cares about Ross's lie was the scum drug dealer who came out of prison with no prospects or opportunities to make legal money.

  • Jay Dubb

    F*ck that FAKE William 'Officer Ricky' Roberts & MAYCOCK Music with those meek & stale 'artists'! EVERYTHING about him is a FRAUD! Can't stand to hear his winded 'voice' & see those dirty t*tties jigglin' - he's EVERYTHING that Hip Hop despises! PAC is rollin' in his grave! He may have 'won' in court with his corporate attorneys, but LOST BIG in the streets & the hearts & souls of real people everywhere! R.I.P. fat boy

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P. to Uncle Phil from the Fresh Prince. good news is if they ever decide to do a reunion William Roberts might get to play the part!

  • Anonymous

    Fictional tales! The judge has ruled that he is not bout that life.

  • Kap Diva

    Freeway Ricky Ross sold death to his community, so I feel like we all have a right to make money off of him. So many families were destroyed because of this former drug baron. Him and father were locked up in East Texas together. I have no respect for Freeway Ricky Ross, because he is acting like he is a good person.

    • Anonymous

      isnt he BrotherDee

    • Anonymous

      Who is the weird kid that keeps saying Rozay is glorifying drug dealing to millions of kids? Do we hold the same standard to Eminem who glorifies murder to billions of innocent children?

    • Anonymous

      the real rick ross is a piece of shit drug dealer. theres no denying that. it is what it is. but what about a guy who glorifies being a piece of shit drug dealer to millions of kids when he never did that and was not about that life???

    • p

      How is pretending to do something worst? lol what are you smoking?!? I'm not saying there is nothing wrong with what he is doing but wtf?

    • Anonymous

      what about William Roberts who is pretending to be a terrible person who sold death to his community? Isn't that almost worse?

  • Anonymous

    MC Gusto in the flesh. That movie was so ahead of it's time I wonder if Chris Rock ever laughs about that shit coming true!

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  • Anonymous

    rick ross needs to dress up as a c.o. and call himself william roberts and talk about his life

  • Anonymous

    rick ross is a former drug lord who made over 600 million dollars of course the judge is going to side with william a nice chubby looking black santa with only small minor convictions and money.

  • A Trillionaire

    Hilarious. Now he owns somebody else's name that he stole and nobody else can use it. I hope everyone noticed in the judges ruling where it said William Leonard Roberts II made music out of fictional tales about selling drugs and that he used the real Rick Ross' name and details of his life to create his artistic works. Not saying he shouldn't be allowed to do this, but I just wish people would stop giving this fat mother fucker money! He just takes it from you and then brags about how he has more of it than you right to your stupid fucking face! You're all fucking crazy! Suck my dick! Ahhhhhhh!

  • NZ

    rick ross' fans are the biggest bitches. How can you justify being a hiphop fan, yet support a fraud and liar. This nigga rode lil waynes dick to fame and then stole his blueprint.

    • Anonymous

      and its our right as hip-hop fans to laugh at him and call him the biggest fraud in music

    • Anonymous

      Was 2pac a real thug? No. Was Nas a mafia don? No way. Did Curtis kill thousands with his tech? Not. If Ross wants to lie in songs that's his right as an entertainer.

  • im done

    nigga got a "stage name" ajaja

  • funny

    the real shit is how fat boy lawyer has to expose him to plead his case this nigga ross took Halloween to the next level ahaha take that mask off give that man his beard back ahaah

  • you cant be around ross and talkin bout you real gangsta

    so rick ross can finally move on with freeways name and persona he lied about his job and rapped about another guys life haha damn whats next a new rapper calling himself sean carter and rapping about being a dealer from BK hahahaa

    • Anonymous

      damn whats next a new rapper calling himself sean carter and rapping about being a dealer from BK hahahaa ^ exactly they don't know what they cosign because they ain't about that life to have an opinion in the 1st place

  • Anonymous

    this is when you know you're talking to a bunch of lemmings, oblivious dorks, and ignorant nerds the judge and lawyer are straight telling you they know he took the name, is lying his ass off, is "playing a role" and you clowns are still trying to justify the fvckery

  • Ricky Rozay

    Finally end this shit. The old Rick ross looking for a quick money grab. That nigga dont care bout nuttin but gettin money. Nigga was the same CIA puppet that was feedin drugs and poisoning black people so his old ass need to shut the fuck up. I don't see anybody else suin rappers cuz of a name. If this nigga wasnt bout the money grab why aint he suin freeway? Cuz he know the nigga Rozay is hot and gettin paper and thats all this old ass nigga care about. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Crack House Jumpin

    It was a dumb lawsuit neway the real rick ross just likes fuckin with fat-boy. I find it fuckin hilarious watchin rozay bouncing around in his videos wit his man-tits fake name the beard he grew to look like rick ross hiding behind his sunglasses LYING his fuckin ass off bout sellin coke n whatever else NIGGA u used to lock up gangsters n check their assholes for drugs you were paid by the state to SNITCH on prisoners

  • Dade County

    My brothers went to MCCSH with Rozay he used to go by Big Will and Willow he used to roll with Raymond, Rich and Jabar. He was always one of those street dudes that had book smarts and and sports skill so he was always popular, he was a hustler so seeing him become filthy rich was not a surprise.

  • Fried Rice

    Rozay would be more famous if he would have picked the name Ricky Rozay or Teflon da Don, I know the name Rick Ross has a cool sound to it but picking the name of a snitch is jinxy.

    • Anonymous

      he not a street nigga though we been thru this he from the burbs and got an education

    • Anonymous

      A street nigga that picked a stage-name of a drug dealer and parlayed it into a million dollar empire can tattoo a mural of Miley Cyrus on his back if he wants to.

    • Anonymous

      tattooing the name of a snitch on your hands its pretty hilarious for a so called street nigga

  • Anonymous

    1know the real Rick Ross fuck this fake fuck

  • Anonymous

    The best criminal name a rapper uses is Machine Gun Kelly, the real MGK was a beast.

  • Fish

    Fuck Officer William Leonard. End of discussion.

  • Jesus

    Rozay is a smart man, this guy ricky ross talking with none sense... he said that rozay is not selling music, his cataloge has more than 3million album sold and why his concerts are always full? london, paris, dubai, saint tropez, bordeaux, 1000s of tickets sold, you even have fans that were mad when they canceled his tour caused of the GD's, cause of rick ross you have more ppl adding rozay as nicknames... this dude should be happy cause of rozay ... nobody know who the F... he was until rozay started rapping... no rapper ever mention him in no music the only freeway that we know was the one from rocafella.... why you dont bother this one??? ohh he is a broke rapper .... and please we all know that you coop with the 5-O

  • riv386

    It is a little strange when you see the name on albums and sh*t...cuz its like ross denied in the first place that he got the name from freeway....so its a weird situation.... most def

  • riv386

    Stream or download my new music project "Progression"... Instead of passing this by...listen..you might just f*ck with it: http://www.datpiff.com/RIV-Progression-mixtape.563835.html

  • ralph machio

    I see BruthaDee's spending New Years eve cheerleading for the fakest man in entertainment! Cheers guys! See you next year.

  • Anonymous

    the ruling ain't gonna change the fact that we know he took the name and raps about the accolades as if it's him those within the community call him Rozay the guests, outsiders, goobers, cosign the identity theft, but will get mad when someone hacks their screen name

    • Anonymous

      lol for the millionth time Capone and Noreaga ain't rapping about the lifestyles of Capone & Norieaga, cease using these poor examples to justify the thievery and people do know about this situation, and their take is it's fvcked up that dude took homeboys name, likeness, and stories to sell you the persona that many of you hypocrites cosign on recordings but dislike in reality real street, hood environment, knowers of the code people, they know what he did is a green light to get your head knocked off, thus why you don't see rappers named Alpo, or Supreme, or Tookey Williams, or Big Meech, or Haitian Jack G-Unit stans know 50 paid to use the name of a B'klyn stickup kid, he asked for permission and the proof is the American Gangster episode the nerds respond like you did, quick to show how oblivious you are just to voice your minute opinion that gets trashed because there's way too much info out there for you to be that ignorant

    • Anonymous

      Do you think normal people actually care what stage-names rappers use? Do you think normal people sit around and argue about the rappers Capone & Noriega using the name of a dictator and a gangster? Only nerds and Gorilla Unit fans worry themselves about rappers using the names of criminals.

  • Anonymous

    No entertainer in music, movies or stage has ever been successfully sued for using a stage name.

  • Anonymous

    Reading some of these comments is disturbing, why do these suburbanites think that if a Black man works for a year inside of a jail that he has unlimited connections in Law Enforcement that can help him win a civl court judgment or beat a weapons charge?

    • Anonymous

      Have you ever heard of corporations?

    • Anonymous

      because they know of the coverups and covert fuckery that their elders do they ain't gonna be able to speak on the rules of street protocol like over a name because they don't know that but they will know about a scheme or laws to fvck people over because that's what they do reality is the feds gave Jimmy Henchman space just so they could police Hip Hop, so if the children of the great deceiver can see deceit, perhaps you should give it some credence

    • Anonymous

      explain it for us then

  • Allan Zamren

    The first time William Roberts ever got in trouble with the law was for a little weed when he was 32 years old and already a successful rapper.

    • Anonymous

      i dont think he ever really glorified murder though and he really hated his mom

    • Anonymous

      He is an entertainer, why dont you go ask your Emeinem why he glorifies murder and mother hatred instead of rapping about working as a dishwasher and in a factory writing racist raps on his lunchbreak.

    • Anonymous

      yeah why would he glorify some shit he never did when he could be telling kids to go to college and play ball like he did... or work a straight 9-5 until they can achieve their dreams

    • Anonymous

      why would he wanna rap about it and make it seem like its a cool thing?

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like a smart man, why would anybody want to be in trouble with the law?

  • Anonymous

    The government used this stupid fuck in the 80s to help disband a drug cartel in Nicaragua by just giving him drugs and money in hope that he would cross transaction lines with the central American connection, and now he's trying to leach off the fruits of an entertainer's prosperity. He should be happy he's a free man. Instead he tries to link a commonly used name to misappropriation of a life style he claims to be ashamed of, how pathetic this guy is a dirt bag looking for attention maybe next time he will claim Freeway(the rapper) owes him money...oh I forgot Freeway is broke so he will just ignore him huh?

    • Anonymous

      freeway the rapper showed him love and respect. didnt deny taking his name from him

    • Anonymous

      the pathetic one here is you because for the 12000th time, Freeway asked for permission and received it so there will be no "lawsuit" that awaits him

  • YC Tha Cynic

    Congrats to William Roberts for getting away with identity theft! Happy New Year Everyone! Watch out for the cops tonight guys. We all don't got those MMG connections to the justice department!

  • Bored Jamar

    If Ross was a real nigga he would have cut Freeway a check a long time ago.

  • Ricky Rozay

    Rozay got the justice system by the tits just like the rap game! Who else you know gets caught on direct camera committing a robbery and an assault with a weapon and gets off free?? Who else you know can crash their whip into a building driving home drunk from their birthday party with a loaded unregistered weapon and not even get a fine or a ticket?? Working as a correctional officer for those 18 months was the best career move William ever made! You can't buy connections like that! Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      6 months training and 1 year working in Corrections doesent give a Black man a lifetime pass in a white mans justice system, money helps but if you are naive enough to believe a year as a CO makes you above the law then you see a reflection of Taylor Swift when you look in the mirror.

  • Jay fan

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jKJS_1bZgm8

  • Anonymous

    ""Roberts created a celebrity identity, using the name Rick Ross, of a cocaine kingpin turned rapper," Borens ruling says, referencing the MMG emcee's born name, William Leonard Roberts II. "He was not simply an imposter seeking to profit solely off the name and reputation of Rick Ross. Rather, he made music out of fictional tales of dealing drugs and other exploitssome of which related to plaintiff. Using the name and certain details of an infamous criminal's life as basic elements, he created original artistic works."" lol judge just said Ross's music was all fake... poor rick ross. he can spit some good bars when he wants

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^^ white skinned geek

    • Anonymous

      ^if you can't tell by the words then you will never be able to comprehend what is really going on

    • Smitty

      Ayo, How are you able to tell an anonymous commenter's skin color from a single comment? That shit is fucking cray!!!!!!! We got the black David Blaine in the house!

    • Anonymous

      ^^^white people want you to snitch on yourself in your music so they can put you in prison using your lyrics against you like they did C Murder and LiL Boosie, any rapper that snitches on himself is a fool.

    • Anonymous

      so he basically said all Ross' raps are fiction tales he created in his mind!! LOL CB4 nigga from the burbs who never really struggled went to college to study criminal justice and then got into law enforcement

    • Anonymous

      his own attorney said hes a fraud and has no ties to any criminal organizations like he raps about

  • Buffalo Soldier

    Freeway Ricky Ross is just a greedy fuck; dude the government already commuted your life sentence and gave you your freedom after sentencing you to 200 years, you won the lottery once you not going to win it twice.

    • Anonymous

      how many years has this gone on? and they still talking about Freeway, continually forgetting he spoke to Freeway Ricky, got permission, and his beard is about faith, not part of a costume that's when you know you're talking to a bunch of dorks who just don't get it

    • Anonymous

      anyone who is bald with a beard is a fraud and needs to pay homage to a drug dealing snitch

    • Anonymous

      Awesome dude, the rapper Freeway is bald with a beard too so go sue him. Show us some Ross lyrics that have something to do with Freeway Rick and I will give you the money you are after.

    • Anonymous

      he's the greedy one? but the nigga that stole his name and life right down to the beard and the bald head who denies taking his name isnt greedy? all the fat nigga had to do was show him some love and break him off a little something

  • Mojito Leaf

    That one racist Gunit kid always says that Ross was locking up young black males but you never hear any young Black males say that type of thing only white kids from G Unit that think COs drive around arresting people.HaHa

  • Maserati Focks

    Lloyd Banks has a new Mixtapes that is pretty frickin ginormous.

  • Unbelievable!

    You mean to tell me a judge sided with the man who studied criminal justice in college and worked in corrections locking up the young black males convicted by another judge just like him? No way!! I can't believe this!

  • Anonymous

    Obviously! Who you think a judge is going to side with? A pop star with a history in law enforcement or a convicted drug lord?

  • Anonymous

    The reason why Rozay won the lawsuit is because nothing in his entire catalog of lyrics details anything about Freeway Rick. If Rozay was rapping about buying kilos from a Nicaraguan CIA agent and selling them to LA gangmebers in California during the early 80s then maybe he could be sued but everybody knows Rozay got his stories from the Boobie Boy drug cartel from Miami were he grew up.

    • Anonymous

      tell dat to gunplay

    • Swag Daddy

      Ross is too smart to have a Criminal record, hes a business man and an entrapanuerer, only fools and sloppy idiots allow themselves to get caught up by the white boys.

    • Anonymous

      not all rappers, just the ones with squeaky clean records and zero criminal history

    • MC Ren

      Oh I get it, so Judges side with rappers over drug dealers, because the rapper spent a year working in Corrections and the drug dealer worked with the Feds to get his life sentenced reduced.

    • MC Ratchet

      the lyrics have nothing to do with him winning the lawsuit judge aint siding with a conicvted drug dealer over a major label backed former correctional officer

    • Calamari

      LOLOL, people are so stupid, Im from Miami and nobody every thought Ross was a kingpin or whatever these clowns call it, he was just a hustler that hung around D-boys and rapped about hustling, there has never been a cocaine kingpin turned rapper, just former d boys that moved a little weight and exaggerat about it in their songs.

  • Anonymous

    Ross could have avoided this if he would have used the name Tephlon, its not as catchy but people dont but your records because of your name, they buy your records because of your music.

  • Anonymous

    Can we sue Dr Dre for calling himself a doctor but not having a degree in medicine?

  • Anonymous

    The worst rap name is Jim Jones because the real Jim Jones was a wacko mass murderer who made the biggest mass suicide by giving his cult members cyanide laced kool aid, true story just google it.

    • Anonymous

      Nothing wrong with alligator nuggets. Rick Ross eats that shit all the time. It's a delicacy in Florida

    • Anonymous

      Thats a load of BS, the alltime worst is Idi Amin from the Outlaws he named hisself after some African dictator who hung his enemies from meat hooks and ate alligator nuggets.

  • Anonymous

    If I was John Gottis widow I would take all these rap fucktards to court especially Yo Gotti and Irv Gotti because they used the infamous Gotti name for street cred and to get famous.

  • DoooDoo Dum

    The drug dealer AZ sued the rapper AZ and he lost too.

    • Anonymous

      word thats a real nigga move. ross on the other hand made up a fake story about where he got his name and denied knowing who freeway ricky was despite studying criminal justice and being somewhat of an expert on drug lords/gangsters.

    • WigWam whimper

      I heard the real 50Cent (Kelvin Martin) family was going to sue the fake 50 Cent for using the name but Curtis Jackson bought him a tombstone and gave the family 100K

  • Chimichanga

    I wish somebody would sue Tupacs estate for that wack ballet dancer Tupac using the name Machiavelli when we all know Machiavelli was white and not a ni$$er.

  • Chimichanga

    Freeway Rick thinks the courts would give him love after he snitched on his connect and the Feds!?

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