After a long, drawn out, and public battle between Rick Ross [click to read] and ex-wife Tiallondra Kemp, the self-proclaimed Boss has been ordered to pay temporary child support and health care for his son William Roberts III. The rapper was additionally ordered to pay for Kemp’s legal fees regarding the case, and was granted visitation rights during the hearing.
In an interview with HHDX in May [click to read], Kemp claimed that Ross had not attempted to see his children in months. She has also used Twitter to blast the rapper about being a neglectful father. “I’m tired of men bragging about what they are and what they have,” she Twittered back in August, “but they’re not even man enough to take care of their kids.”
Rick Ross has not yet commented on the court decision.
In other news, the original “Freeway” Rick Ross has finally been released from prison after serving 14 years on a 20-year sentence. The former drug baron was arrested in 1996 after attempting to buy 100 kilograms of cocaine from federal agents. “It feels superman [to be released], no question about it,” he said. “Life is wonderful. I can’t say much, they got a gag order on me.”
In the early 80s, Ross virtually monopolized the cocaine market in Los Angeles, making $2-3 million per week according to Allhiphop.com. However, his 20-year sentence was appealed after the San Jose Mercury News infamously outed the C.I.A. for its role in funding a Nicaraguan conflict by selling drugs to black communities.
Ross has also made public his contempt for Miami rapper, and namesake, Rick Ross for taking his name without permission.
“After seeing all the stuff that has been going on with the Correctional Officer that stole my name,” ‘Freeway’ Ricky Ross said to Allhiphop, “[it] makes me think back to a year and a half ago when we spoke. I tried to talk to him like a big brother and let him know to be you, and that he couldn’t be me.”
Ross reportedly plans to write a tell-all book soon.