Freeway Ricky Ross, not to be confused with the rapper Rick Ross, has been out of jail and working on new deals. It seems he’s finally secured a deal for his biopic, one that will get assistance from screenwriter Nick Cassavetes, who also happened to work on the film Blow. During a recent interview with Chicago’s WGCI, he spoke on this and more.
Aside from the biopic, he has been involved in a legal feud with Rick Ross, the Miami rapper, for the use of his name.
“I don’t want y’all to think that I’m doing the wrong thing or nothing like that. I feel like, if someone stole your car, and you saw them riding around every day, would you not want it back?”
He added that many people confuse the two and it has become something he’s had to explain.
“I don’t get offended by it but I don’t feel that I should have to explain who I am. It’s my property.”
He went on to say that it’s not personal but it’s a matter of principle. He noted that he has no problem with the rapper Freeway, who also derived his name from Freeway Ricky Ross. He said that he views Freeway as a friend and that the two have been in contact since he was in prison. He added that he tried to speak with Rick Ross at the same time but said, “he didn’t treat me friendly.”
Still, he maintained that he has no problems with him as a person or as an artist.
“I love his music. I think he’s great. I think he’s going to do good even when he becomes William Roberts.”
Even so, he added a final dig.
“I know he don’t have any money. I mean, he don’t have the kind of money that I’m getting ready to have,” he said.
In related news, Slim da Mobster, Freeway Ricky Ross’ nephew, recently spoke to us about how his family feels disrespected by the Teflon Don.