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“Freeway” Rick Ross Vows To Continue To Battle Rapper Rick Ross Over Name; Plans Appeal Of Recent Ruling

(AllHipHop News) “Freeway” Ricky Ross has vowed to continue to battle for his own name, after his most recent defeat in court.

Last Wednesday (March 21), a judge rejected “Freeway” Ricky’s claims that Warner Bros. stole his name and likeness, to boost the career of rapper Rick Ross born William Leonard Roberts II.

The latest ruling upheld previous Judges’ rulings that “Freeway” Ricky, who was released from prison in 2009, waited too long to file his lawsuit.

Under California law, publicity rights claims have to be made within the first two years of the publication of the objectionable material.

“We feel good about our case. This is classic republication as to all defendants there was consistently new music, management decisions and product made,” Freeway Ricky Ross told The Hollywood Reporter. “The statute of limitations was never meant to be used to hide defendant actively infringing with new decisions and campaigns.”

Similar rulings were issued against the former drug kingpin in November of 2010 and in August of 2012.

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18 Responses to ““Freeway” Rick Ross Vows To Continue To Battle Rapper Rick Ross Over Name; Plans Appeal Of Recent Ruling”

      • TEE TWIN CITY

        Naw but your government suppose to be yours alone not up for grabs
        Shit ill start to call myself black Caesar

      • Phil The Great

        Lol I feel you homie… but their are dudes named Caesar. FRR is trying to prove that the artist stole his story and made it his character and trying to sue like it is a written script and he stole his movie. I don’t know if you can sue for someone telling you a story about “indian joe” by word of mouth and then someone makes a movie called “indian joe” that is like the verbal story you told.

  1. Nemesis_Enforcer

    If I were the rapper, I’d pay homage to the Kingpin before dude gets frustrated with all of these legal L’s and takes it to the street.

  2. BillyBobJohn

    they are both called ricky ross both have the shaved head and beard and both made millions of dollars trafficking cocaine lol but only 1 is real

  3. Denzil McRae

    Its the publics fault. Officer William Leonard Roberts II wouldnt have gotten away with this in the 80s-90s. Other rappers would call him out and we as the public wouldn’t support him. You guys crack on him but still buy his music and go to his shows.

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