Freeway Rick Ross Issues Statement Regarding Rap's "Obligation Of Authenticity"

Freeway Rick also addresses rapper Rick Ross' past as a correctional officer.

Freeway Rick Ross, who recently lost an appeals court decision giving rapper Rick Ross “entitlement to protection” in the use of his stage name, has issued a statement on Rap's authenticity. 

"I respect Hip Hop as an art form and consider many of its artists some of my close friends," Freeway Rick Ross said in a statement to AllHipHop. "But I believe the art form owes an obligation of authenticity. You cannot go out and say you sold cocaine at Kilo to Metric ton scale and be so detached from the experience. If you do, you have an obligation to the youth to tell them the truth and not lie about the facts of your circumstance to try to further validate the mistruth."

In the statement, Freeway Rick also addressed rapper Rick Ross' past as a correctional officer.

"There is a teachable moment about the state of our community when a man who has a respectable job as a correctional officer, has to recreate himself in my former image as a large-scale kingpin to gain what he feels is social acceptance as a successful man," Freeway Rick said. 

In his statement, Freeway Rick Ross also said that he looks forward to continuing to speak at educational institutions and that he he anticipates the release of an autobiographical book in February and a film in development regarding the drug trade.  

In December, Freeway Rick spoke with HipHopDX about why the Rap community has embraced him. 

"I’m kind of like the pioneer for young cats," Freeway Rick said in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "When I first started selling heroin, I was considered young at the time. When I started selling cocaine, I was only 19-years-old, and by the time I was 22, I had a million dollars. I was independent, and I didn’t have anybody over me telling me what I could do or how I could do it. I basically did everything the way I wanted to do it, so I showed a sense of independence—being able to do whatever I wanted to do. If somebody walked up and they needed to borrow $40,000, I could just give it to them if I wanted to. I didn’t have to get on the phone and call an agent, a manager or an accountant. I was the accountant, the agent—I was everything. I would say it started a mindset that changed the way young Black men looked at business." 

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211 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Did 50 Cent do concerts billing himself as Curtis Jackson? Of course not asshole.

  • Anonymous

    "when ross steps outta the studio he still thinks he's rick ross" That's his stage name lol Of course he's going to go everywhere playing the role that's making him millions. You can't be this retarded. Wait. You can.

  • Anonymous

    "can you show us proof besides your post" Time for you to show and prove, bitch. You've been yappin for awhile. Prove me wrong or run and play.

  • Anonymous

    "That's not true it was mentioned in an interview he did with this very website posted on December 10th" This site could announce Detox is coming out tomorrow and you'd probably believe it lol Movie websites haven't mentioned a thing about Ricky's movie. You google it and it says no release date.

  • Anonymous

    "you know production of movies takes time right?" The Expendables 3 was talked about a lot last year and it doesn't come out till August. Nobody's updating Ricky Ross's movie. Wonder why.

  • Anonymous

    "when in reality he was internationally known" The president is internationally known too. What's your point? You act like Ricky Ross did TV interviews, and was on the cover of magazines. He was a drug dealer, known mostly to junkies, his men, and rivals. Fake Ross liked the lifestyle, and lifted it. The main difference being he's an entertainer who can hide behind his music when or if people question him, where Ricky can't hide behind anything.

  • Anonymous

    "The only fantasy here" Is the one you probably have every night about Kendrick Lamar. A pussy likes a pussy's music. Fitting.

    • Anonymous

      This coming from a Drake fan. LMAO you and your Canadian hero are the epitome of pussies.

    • Anonymous

      Nope. You're the one living a fantasy for believing the bullshit you spew. "A pussy likes a pussy's music. Fitting." Nope. That describes you and your fantasies about the real pussy, Drake.

  • Anonymous

    "Don't you think the real Ross could have gotten a whole lot more outta the fake Ross if he had just come at him with some respect?" ^ lol this clown actually typed that shard of glass like it was a VVS diamond and yes we call him Quote-Man, that's what he does and he replies promptly to it too who's worse? lol and bet that bitch would sue if I took "Quote-Man" mainstream I see the bitch in yoo a mile away lol foh

    • Anonymous

      Nobody believes your lies, quotebitch.

    • Anonymous

      I have a life shit head. You and some of these jackals respond right away, instigating little net beefs when they aren't called for. The funny shit is other people quote shit too, yet you don't single them out. That's fine. I shit on you little bitches when I got five minutes to kill.

    • Anonymous

      nah i call him quoteman too bruthadee

    • Anonymous

      Nobody on here calls people who quote posts "Quoteman" except for you and the fake aliases you use, stop trying to personalize your blogging experience by giving strangers names. Just comment and move on instead of the gay stuff.

  • Anonymous

    You wont believe what Tia told me! Officer Rickyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

  • Anonymous

    http://www.spankwire.com/Pimpin-Curly-Presents-RICK-ROSS-Baby-Momma-Sextape-feat-50-CENT/video161099/

  • Anonymous

    "he was clearly famous enough for a tubby correctional officer from florida to want to use his name...." Once again, names and drug dealing lifestyles aren't copyrighted. Don't you think the real Ross could have gotten a whole lot more outta the fake Ross if he had just come at him with some respect? It would have been one thing if Ricky had been a doctor or some high powered lawyer. He was a piece of shit drug peddler lol What judge in their right mind is going to feel his plight and award him millions? That's pure fantasy, man.

    • Anonymous

      "Once again, names and drug dealing lifestyles aren't copyrighted." I didn't say they were but you said he wasn't famous... when in reality he was internationally known... he was famous enough for a struggling rapper from Miami to adopt his name and image to exploit his rep for profit!

    • Anonymous

      "Don't you think the real Ross could have gotten a whole lot more outta the fake Ross if he had just come at him with some respect? " You don't come with respect to someone who jacked your name and life story without showing you respect first!!! Nigga tattooed that mans name on his hands he should be the one reaching out to show respect. Truth is Officer Ricky is lucky they ain't put a price on his head

    • Anonymous

      The only fantasy here is your bullshit comments and William's coke rhymes.

  • Anonymous

    "theres a movie about him coming out soon" That was announced back in March of 2013. Since then, no word. Plus you know it won't go to theatres. Not with Nick Cannon in the lead role lol

  • Anonymous

    "did ice do interviews where he claims to have caught bodies and made millions off selling cocaine" He rapped about killing cops, gang banging, and other fun stuff. Makes no sense to blast Ross, but not do the same for Ice. If he was a real street dude, he would have told Hollywood to fuck off. He's in it for the money just as much as Ross is. Which is fine.

  • Anonymous

    "he trying to change his life" No, he's clawing for another payday cause nobody wants to give him work. Not hollywood. Not the courts who keep rejecting his lawsuits. No talk shows book him. He's more shunned than OJ.

  • Anonymous

    "ice-t never went around shooting people" Were you riding shotgun in his Benz all those years? Whether he did or not, he talked about the same things Ross did, and we all know Ice was fake cause he went Hollywood.

    • Anonymous

      homie missed the point completely. when ross steps outta the studio he still thinks he's rick ross. he said in an interview that he raps about making millions off cocaine because he really did that. he said he can put 1000 gangsters in ANY HOOD

    • Anonymous

      Ice T was not fake he said he never actually did the things he rapped about but he saw those things going on in his neighborhood so he was like a reporter. The only rapper thats a real nigga is EM' he been murdering niggas in Detroit for years on the low.

    • Anonymous

      did ice do interviews where he claims to have caught bodies and made millions off selling cocaine? did ice-t go on live radio and claim he can put 1000 gangsters in any hood in response to threats from the gangster disciples?

  • Anonymous

    Correctional officers have to look and sometimes stick their fingers in inmates asses lol ....real talk though the the inmates have to bend over and cough... sooo the William was lookin in mens assholes for a livin as a young man.... sounds like a shitty job to me

    • Anonymous

      I see @BruthaDee still trying to pick up young white boys LOLOL

    • Anonymous

      We often here you calling posts by nicknames and ages and sharing that you monitor their activities, what can you tell us about yourself or are you just pure Catfish.

    • Anonymous

      BruthaDee loves going to jail just for the cavity searches!

    • Anonymous

      BruthaDee you got some strange tendencies yourself. You definitely are deranged and delusional! I mean you're a nearly 40 year old groupie and you spend all your free time cheerleading for MMG on hip-hop websites. Defending a nigga for searching bums LOL

    • Anonymous

      Only homosexual people daydream about things like that, they have some C.O.s that do nothing but camera, some do nothing but canteen, some do nothing but keyboard and some do nothing but visiting.....you sit at your computer and discuss sodomy with strangers. You have sex offender tendencies, I feel sorry for your neighbors.

  • Anonymous

    "name 3 instances" Glaldy... 1. T.I. snitched to avoid years in prison 2. 50 lied about not getting an order of protection, and also never shot anybody despite his many claims in his songs. 3. Nas led you wanna be D boys to believe he was a mobster, while 2pac was a ballerina. 4. Eminem displayed all his fake shock fantasies to the world, then got soft after Proof got killed and acted like dissing people wasn't his intention from the start. 5. NWA were studio gangstas, especially Dre who was exposed. 6. Diddy has lied for years about Biggie's murder, as has Suge. I could go on burying your weak emotional posts, but clearly you believe these rappers owe you heart felt explanations on why they do what they do to get to the top. It's a cold world, little man.

  • Sidestreet Mickey Moss

    The Realness: It's sad to see a man his age clinging to 30 year old drug dealing fame. It's really really pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    "when dude is in his 30s and here it is 2014 and its still an issue to some" It's only an issue to anonymous keyboard clowns. Nobody else cares what Ross did back before anyone knew who he was.

  • Anonymous

    "Blah, blah, blah. You're not saying anything logical" Coming from the most illogical person on here, that cop out response isn't surprising.

  • Anonymous

    The real Rick Ross is a snitch, the rapper Rick Ross was a CO for 18 months. I can't vouch for either one but if I had to choose I would roll with the dude who had a 9 to 5 than with the dude who got his time cut after testifying. And dont attack me Ross haters for stating the facts lol I know yall get sensitive and personal, but both of their info is public record. Freeway Rick was fighting a battle that he couldn't win, if he was smart he should have got down with Rozay and made money. No judge in this country was going to award him that lawsuit. Personally I don't give a dam about either one

  • Anonymous

    "why did he try to hide it though" He probably thought nobody would ever know about it. Then when the evidence came out, all he could do was lie. Not saying that was a good decision, but most celebrities aren't known for their truth telling. Their image is everything.

    • Anonymous

      Wrong. Everybody in Miami knew about it but to us it honestly wasnt a big deal because it was so long ago and was for such a short period of time, you talking about 1996-97 when dude was 19-20 and then the photo came out in 2008-09 when dude is in his 30s and here it is 2014 and its still an issue to some.

  • Anonymous

    "how would you feel if someone stole your name, and fame?" The real Rick Ross wasn't famous. He was a scumbag drug dealer who got very rich exploiting millions of people. Are you really going to say he deserves fake Ross's money because of some albums where Ross pretends to be a drug lord? Come on now.

  • fuccya

    Talkin same shit again! And nothing seems to change, havent done shit to the fat mothafucker who stole his name and biography AND is killing rapgame too.

  • Whoever

    Whoever supports Rick Ross is an idiot. Im sorry. Yes his word play is good, but he's not real nor honest. He tried to deny all this shit wayy back when 50 called him out. Then 50 had to show proof and did lol Steal a name from someone whos not living next time hahaha

  • Anonymous

    did he ever sue freeway? just curious

    • Anonymous

      freeway got a pass cause he reached out and showed love william denied getting his moniker from freeway and made up an elaborate story about a football team mate mispronouncing his nick name big boss

    • Anonymous

      no, he respects free

  • Anonymous

    Its good for your ego when you see your face and words on random rap blogs with your opinions about a plethora of topics and what not but Id prefer to hear about your actions, your non-profits and your actual work in the community. over the holidays we watched all the individual members of MMG handing out turkeys, toys, shoes and clothing for the less fortunate in their communities, I would like to see Freeway Rick in action instead of repeating himself over and over with the same result.

    • ^

      Ladies and gents, BruthaDee.

    • Anonymous

      "We = the MMG groupies, 40 year old niggas living vicariously through rick ross instagram and twitter" You mentioned age and social-media do you have an age and an Instagram/Twitter or are you just living vicariously through "BruthaDee"? I doubt you will answer because you know that "we" (anybody with common sense) knows what you are.

    • Anonymous

      "over the holidays we watched all the individual members of MMG handing out turkeys, toys, shoes and clothing for the less fortunate in their communities, " We = the MMG groupies, 40 year old niggas living vicariously through rick ross instagram and twitter

    • Anonymous

      Yawn. Try again, BruthaDee. Your cheerleading is slipping.

  • Black Blood

    Surprised to see people rushing to the defense of a poisonous criminal who snitched his way out of a life sentence.....y'all must really hate Rozay or either you just ride or die 50 fans. Yeah looks like Rozay should have picked a different stage-name, possibly something like Teflon Gotti or Yayo Capone, then there would be no frivolous lawsuits. Rozay story is like those dudes from the Hood, half way in the streets half way in the books try to use sports and education to get to the next level doesn't work then try the 9 to 5 and it doesent work so you back to the hustle with a dream to get into the rap game....few succeed most fail, Rozay succeeded. Rozay didnt need the name "Rick Ross" to succeed he earned his success by grinding for years, he wasn't some overnight success that got a record deal over a hot song, nope. Rozay built his brand in his city first, the streets of Miami can accept you or reject you. If you want to relinquish Rozay's right to rap about the streets of Miami and the drug underworld because he spent a year at Florida Intake as a Corrections Officer then you should also relinquish Marshall Mathers entire rap privileges for making racist rap songs in his early days and now calling himself an M&M when he damn sure ain't chocolate. Enjoy the street poetry over the instrumentals and stop thinking that a rap song is a criminal confession or that Emenim is living his lyrics, because the more people like you that hate Rozay the more rappers like E-40, Nipsey, Styles P, Keef, Gucci, Gotti, and Trel will continue to consign and collab with him just to show you how worthless your opinion is on matters beyond your understanding.

  • Anonymous

    fuck a real rick ross. the fucking black devil of the black community. he got busted selling poison to the black community, now he spews it with his words.

    • Anonymous

      true that. William promotes violence, rape and drug dealing to millions of youths and young adults all over the world at least freeway is going to schools speaking about his life and how he was wrong and not glorifying it

    • Anonymous

      Same can be said about William Roberts.

    • Anonymous

      I dont hate anybody, Im not weak enough to allow a females emotion effect my mood on the daily. Freeway Rick poisoned millions and was a major force in the destruction of the Black community and now people view him as a hero because now that the money, drugs, and connect are gone he says he is a changed man. Beautiful. Lets see the fruits of his labor.

    • Anonymous

      not at all. I fucking hate the fake rick ross as well. so where's the irony in that asshole? both suck, and poison everything they touch. one with violent lyrics, the other one with substance. no turning back.

    • Anonymous

      The irony of this coming from a (fake) Rick Ross fan.

  • guerilla jones

    wow this guy is super annoying

  • Valerie Knight

    til I looked at the receipt of $8282, I be certain ...that...my neighbours mother could truley erning money parttime on their laptop.. there brothers friend started doing this 4 only about 21 months and resently paid for the dept on there cottage and bought a brand new Cadillac. you can try this out... www.Tec80.Com Where is Rick Ross and Game? Where is Meek Mill and Mase? Where are those Lookin Boy guys?

  • Anonymous

    "which is so funny because thats what William wishes he was. He was ashamed of being educated and working a legit job!" It's common for a 19 year old to change the course of his life. The C/O gig wasn't paying alot. If he was around others who were making more, or knew dealers with connections from inside, then naturally he's going to be curious. This isn't rocket science. His story is alot like 50's, minus the legal job.

    • Anonymous

      Quote-Man trying in 2014 swearing he know what these boys be thinking from his front row couch seat with zero experience loL

    • Anonymous

      he wasnt no co turned gangster moron

    • Anonymous

      William Roberts never was a gangster.

    • Anonymous

      But the whole world already Eminem never really killed Kim.. You the type of nigga that would reach for the skies to defend CO Roberts huh?

    • Anonymous

      Rick Ross is a former CO turned gangster. Yet you harass him about the CO which is why he didn't want to admit it. I believe you just hate his music because he was a CO. Please note your favorite rapper probably said stuff that were not true like eminem saying he killed his wife.

    • Anonymous

      Nothing embarrassing about having a legit job.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe he just didn't want to be embarassed about it at first. You probably have secrets you are afraid of getting out.

    • Anonymous

      why did he try to hide it though. no one would have cared but if he lied about that we gotta assume hes lying about everything else

  • Anonymous

    "don't push your ideals on others, everybody wouldn't do it for a dollar" That's cause you can't do it. Name a star (past or present) who when presented with an opportunity, hasn't lied about something. Actors, athletes, musicians, rappers. Not sure what world you think your living in, but in mine people don't owe you explanations for why they do what they do. Anybody with a brain realizes Rick Ross is a rapper playing make believe. If that works for him then more power to him.

    • Anonymous

      lol, wtf is you talking about lied? no, you go ahead name 3 instances span the whole history because I can name 3 Boss-exiled over fakeness PM Dawn-get that Drake-esque sh*t outta here we breeding warriors fvck Vanilla Ice, real rap over here I call your bluff

    • Anonymous

      Blah, blah, blah. You're not saying anything logical.

  • Anonymous

    "Ice T never went around shooting people" Um, the song Cop Killer.

  • scholarsent

    people forget 50 did the exact same thing?

    • Anonymous

      50 used the street name of a dead gangster from his hood with permission from the family william roberts assumed the government named of a living drug kingpin who was locked up in prison around the time william roberts was locking drug dealers up in prison and searching their cracks for drugs! he did not seek permission and did not show love to the man whos name he tatted on his hands!

  • Anonymous

    the real rick ross is a fucking community infection. poisoned the black community. How many victims is he fighting for right now?

    • Anonymous

      can you read! How many interviews must he tell you that he managed to change his life around and that his outlook on life has changed. When you have years of free time in prison you actually have an opportunity to educate yourself for the better

    • Anonymous

      so both ross' are fucking parasites. fuck em both.

    • Anonymous

      the fake rick ross is a fucking community infection. poisoned the black community. How many victims is he fighting for right now?

  • patthabash3

    LOL, people thinking all hip-hop is real, as if Dr Dre was gunning people down in the street and the Sugarhill Gang actually had Cadillacs, and Slick Rick met a girl called Sally from the Valley... It's MUSIC people, get over it, songs are more interesting when you make stuff up, not when you talk about, "stayed in playing video games today, got a steady girlfriend," that stuff isn't entertainment, that's why everyone embellishes their lyrics...

    • Shawn Carter

      WE DON'T BELIEVE YOU YOU NEED MORE PEOPLE

    • patthabash3

      1) not a Ross fan 2) not 12... how would I know Slick Rick and Sugarhill Gang, etc. if I was 12 ya dummy. I've been listening to hip-hop since 1979 and I know most of it is fictional, that's just the truth of the matter.

    • j

      While you are right it's music which is art, rap has been fueled by street cred and maybe you're 12 and don't know how a lot of rappers from the Geto Boys to Jay-Z to Master P funded their projects with drug money. What about Tupac getting arrested in numerous cities for guns and drugs. So when he would rap about his court cases, that shit was real. Rick Ross is like watching a movie with bad acting. You just can't believe it, which takes away from the authenticity

    • Anonymous

      Blah, blah, blah. No one cares about your shitty music taste, Ross stan.

  • donnis mac

    and I say if you here saying "it's entertainment" you pussy you actually believe Macklemore is the truth when we got Jay Electronica's Act II and hold because "people don't wanna hear that sh*t" stupid ass lemmings don't even see it when you swear you know it all all I want ya'll to do is man up the wackest, weakest era of rap, the "copper" and "brass" era which is now, of rap is for YOU, supported by YOU

    • Anonymous

      lol, this clown actually tried to reference 80s-90s rappers and authenticity and we exiled female rapper Boss, not because she wasn't nice, but because she wasn't out there, she was a nurse fronting like the female Eazy E Willaim has had plenty of opportunities to be William The @nd but keeps rapping that Freeway Ricky life and you clowns still cosigning it I keep telling y'all it says more about YOU than him even squares like the judge, his lawyers, Joe Rogen, see the wrong YOU fvckboys don't

    • ^

      Nope. You're the shook one.

    • Anonymous

      One word got you shook. Next parasite.

    • Anonymous

      you dont have to go around shooting people to be considered real

    • jamiljah

      All the best golden era guys, the 1980s, 1980s guys, those guys knew it was entertainment too... Ice T never went around shooting people, neither did KRS, the difference back then was they were making great music... Authenticity is a wack part of hip-hop, it doesn't need to be "real" it just needs to sound dope.

  • Blasko

    MMG artist Meek Mill had a song called Tupac back, when his boss William Roberts would have been the one searching Tupac's crack at Clinton Correctional when doing his bid!

  • Anonymous

    Anyone see that movie Identity Theft? Wasn't it hilarious how they used a Rick Ross song in the commercials?

  • Anonymous

    the whole "its only entertainment" argument is pretty hilarious. goes to show even his defenders all know hes the fakest rapper of all time!

  • donnis mac

    you bitches whine when someone jacks your screen name post the "original" so & so but you cosign someone else doing it all for the sake of money & entertainment over the other person because of your faulty and flawed morality you pussy

  • donnis mac

    The lemmings, groupies, fvckboys, goobers ain't gonna get it. Look at the excuse now, it's an everyday name, lol! Well the accolades and features ain't idiot, what the excuse then? "Al Pacino did Scarface"? LOL, that's your stance? Henry Winkler did Fonzie, did he live like Fonzie every time you saw him? Stupid asses, stop showing how conditioned you are. Well there is a big business multi millionaire oil guy Rick Ross, why doesn't William emulate his story and speak of his tales? The funny part is you bitches continue to sit here and cosign this major fvckery, "the real Ross poisoned his community" when there are plenty of others poisoning communities with LEGAL drugs RIGHT NOW and you don't say sh*t. The JUDGE and LAWYER said they KNOW William is lying, and you conditioned weirdos continue to cosign the BS. "It's entertainment" is what they told you sheeple to take away the message of Hip Hop to say it's all about selling units. You pussies should research Joe Rogen's podcasts about this issue so you can see many of us REAL LIFE people see the identity theft and it's NOT right. YOU are being fooled goober.

    • Anonymous

      "many people didn't know a real Rick Ross existed until the news came out so find a better argument" all that matters is that William Roberts knew who he was and decided to steal his identity!

    • Anonymous

      you're from Canada admitting you don't have all the info nbut choose to respond as you do? lol, stop making a fool of yourself many people didn't know a real Rick Ross existed until the news came out so find a better argument being misinformed and ignorant doesn't give you a pass to neglect the facts simpletons

    • Fonzie

      sorry im from canada eh

    • dsd

      Nobody ever through Rick Ross was the same as the drug dealer Rick Ross though, lol Everyone knew from day one that they're two different guys...

    • Anonymous

      it's AYYYYYYYYYY clown lol, stop showing how misinformed you are

  • Go Away

    WHY DOES THIS GUY GET SHINE IN THE HIP HOP WORLD HE HAS NO INPUT IN THE MUSIC.. SHUTUP AND GO AWAY, SO ANOTHER ARTIST TOOK YOUR NAME BIG DEAL.

  • Anonymous

    You are no better, mr "real" rick ross.

  • Anonymous

    You sold poison to your own people. Who gives a shit? Why don't u use all your energy and concentrate on the positivity that rap should convey, and not a lyricists background. No wonder you lost.

    • Anonymous

      thats not my hero thats william roberts hero, he tattooed that mans name on his hands and grew out his beard to look just like him only 300 pounds heavier

    • Anonymous

      Yet your hero, the fake Rick Ross poisoned the hip-hop community and the black community with his fantasy coke rhymes.

    • Anonymous

      But thats the thing. I dont do pills and eat unhealthy. so fuck you and the fucking dirty plague infected vortex of a pussy you came out of. I should slap your mother. fucking crackhead of a whore. and guess who poisoned her with the drugs? yup, your hero, the "real" rick ross. bitch.

    • Anonymous

      I can can think of all of the pills and food that do worst you one of them fvckbois we need to stay away from ol' Moral Orel ass bitch-boy

  • Anonymous

    "because he lied about it" You'd lie to if you were making millions. It's entertainment. Not real life. You should know the difference.

    • Anonymous

      don't push your ideals on others, everybody wouldn't do it for a dollar, but you already let it be known you would. bitch

  • Anonymous

    A sense of independence? You were a drug dealer lol The lowest form of criminal. Just stop talking and go away to spend your remaining years in silence.

    • Anonymous

      " You were a drug dealer lol The lowest form of criminal." which is so funny because thats what William wishes he was. He was ashamed of being educated and working a legit job!

  • Anonymous

    am i the only one who thinks freeway rick looks like mc ride from deathgrips?

  • Anonymous

    What is Freeway's Problem? Rick Ross only used rick ross and not freeway in his name. He used a common name and now freeway's just butthurt. Also, why give ross flack about his former job as CO?

    • ^

      Nope. It's you dickriders who are on their periods.

    • ^

      Someone's on their period today. Pussy.

    • greenNYC

      you f'in idiot. rap use to be authentic. you couldn't rap about it if you aint live it. you got these dudes out here lying to young ppl about what they did and idiots like you and other young morons are out here believing that bs. like lil wayne is a gangster, the fake rick ross was a drug kingpin. the game was a gang banger. yeah right. and by the way eazy e was really in the streets. all he is saying is be real about yourself. and stop using his name for financial gain especially if that man is trying to turn his life around. think young dummy...

    • Anonymous

      Pretty petty attempt at a troll is all this is. He's a fucking former cop. fuck.that!

    • ^

      It's not trolling idiot. Yes he's a former cop. What does this have to do with his rapping?

    • Anonymous

      ok you are a moron

    • Anonymous

      Apparently you are since you don't realize what eminem, nwa, and rick ross are doing is entertainment. Not too many people are bothered either since rick ross is still going gold even after he said he was a CO. Mastermind will also go gold.

    • Anonymous

      He never denied being a CO. His "denial" was a publicity stunt for the real reveal. And you do realize that its entertainment right? Eminem claims to have killed his wife and NWA claims to have shot gangsters down yet that never happened. Also, he never called himself freeway ricky ross, just rick ross.

    • Anonymous

      Why would a man named William Roberts choose to call himself 'Rick Ross' if he wasn't trying to capitalize off that niggas rep in the streets?

    • Anonymous

      if you really have to ask those questions theres no hope for you

    • Anonymous

      "why give ross flack about his former job as CO?" because he lied about it, denied it and accused people of hating and photoshopping his picture!

  • Anonymous

    Mar 24th, '06 Whenever a rapper adopts his tag from a real-life hustler hes making one hell of a statement Miami native Rick Ross looked toward L.A.s crack kingpin Freeway Rick to make a name for himself When [I heard his story], it just grabbed me, says Ross, of his namesake. It was rumored that he introduced crack to the Crips. In actuality, the imprisoned Freeway Rick is credited with introducing the deadly drug to the entire city of Los Angeles.

  • Anonymous

    "There is a teachable moment about the state of our community when a man who has a respectable job as a correctional officer, has to recreate himself in my former image as a large-scale kingpin to gain what he feels is social acceptance as a successful man,"" DAMN THATS ETHER

  • Anonymous

    I THINK RICK ROSS WAS RIGHT WILLIAM IS BEING BACKED BY THE POLICE UNION OR SOMEONE IT CANT BE JUST JAY Z AND DIDDY BEHIND HIM. SOMETHING STRANGE IS GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES.

  • Anonymous

    Not only did William take his full name he even looks like him and talks about something that not a lot of people can claim (making millions of dollars trafficking drugs) i even heard william roberts say in a song once i made 10 mill in the streets last year lol.

  • Anonymous

    Officer ricky is the biggest imposter his worse than eminem at least em grew up poor in the hood and was living the hip hop lifestyle. most rappers are fake but wiliam has crossed the line and taken it to far. dont forget in 2006 when he came out and was calling himself ricky ross the biggest coke dealer in miami. this could have all been left in the past if he just admitted he was a entertainer but even in his interviews his still going on

  • WHO WOULD WIN???

    RICK ROSS VS. THE NOTORIOUS BIG?

  • they searchin 2pac's crack, 2pac's crack

    Truth is William Roberts was signed to Suave House under Ball and MJG and then signed to Slip N Slide and was running around under Trick Daddy for years trying to get on in the rap game. It wasn't until he assumed the name and life of Freeway Ricky that anyone started to care about his raps.

  • Anonymous

    "There is a teachable moment about the state of our community when a man who has a respectable job as a correctional officer, has to recreate himself in my former image as a large-scale kingpin to gain what he feels is social acceptance as a successful man," Freeway Rick said ^ you goobers can't understand this so you bring up weak examples like Al Pacino, Nas, Capone & Noreaga, reaching for an excuse to justify the fuckery you're so oblivious as to how the community calls him Rozay now more than Ross, to respect Freeway Ricky even the judge & lawyer put on record they know he stole the identity but lo' & behold, you fvckboys still cosign the theft y'all pathetic

    • Anonymous

      if nas had called himself Pablo Escobar from the jump it might be the same thing...

    • Anonymous

      that's what I'm saying they say Nas used Escobar but Pablo Escobar never repped QB, repped the NYC crown, rap life, or how he spit them fire raps this is when you know you talking to G U E S T S

    • Anonymous

      none of those rappers stole another mans goverment name either

  • 614grind

    "There is a teachable moment about the state of our community when a man who has a respectable job as a correctional officer, has to recreate himself in my former image as a large-scale kingpin to gain what he feels is social acceptance as a successful man," He fucked Officer Rick up with that statement.

  • Teddy

    Yeah, Al Pacino didn't deal drugs either, guess what, it's ENTERTAINMENT. Kool Keith ain't really been to outer space, Eminem ain't really have a Stan that drove his car off a bridge, NWA didn't regularly gun down people with AKs, Big Boi ain't literally cooler than a Polar Bear's toenails, etc.

    • What

      Yes but they didn't steal another mans life and pretend to be him did they they? LOL

    • Anonymous

      Al Pacino doesn't go around doing interviews still in character claiming he can put 1000 gangsters in any hood and that he really made millions of cocaine!!!

  • Anonymous

    Correctional officers have to look and sometimes stick their fingers in inmates asses lol ....real talk though the the inmates have to bend over and cough... sooo the fake Ross was lookin in niggas assholes for a livin

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