Rick Ross appears on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

During his interview, Rozay touched on his controversial past as a corrections officer, which he has never formally addressed in detail. The Teflon Don explains that he became a CO as a way to “wash my hands” after his best friend was sentenced to a decade behind bars for trafficking heroin and cocaine.

“This was my best friend, who I ate peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches with, and pork and beans with, my buddy, my partner, my number-one dude. Suddenly I’m talking to him over federal phone calls. Hearing the way it was building, I knew I couldn’t take nothing for granted,” says Ross. “My homey’s father was a huge influence on my life, too . . . He was the one who was like, ‘Yo, go get a job somewhere, man. Go be a fireman. Or go be a fucking corrections officer. Just go sit down somewhere.”

He also spoke on the cause of his pair of seizures last year, blaming his habit of smoking too much marijuana as the stimulus for his medical affliction. “I’m most definitely an avid user, a pothead, however you want to look at it. I call it green caviar. It’s like a short vacation – it helps me chill out. And people really love it when I chill out, because I can really be a dickhead.”

Read other excerpts from the story at RollingStone.com.


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