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EXCLUSIVE: Freeway Rick Ross Issues Statement On Rapper Rick Ross & Authenticity In Hip Hop

(AllHipHop News) News broke last week that former drug dealer Freeway Rick Ross lost his appeal against his namesake rapper Rick Ross in state court. A California judge ruled that the Miami-based entertainer, whose real name is William Roberts II, had a first amendment right to use the name “Rick Ross” for his stage persona.

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Freeway Rick originally filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in 2010 accusing the Maybach Music Group leader of stealing his name, image, and likeness in order to market his music. Freeway argued that his real life accounts of being a 1980’s drug kingpin were used by Roberts to create a fictional life story in order to further his career as a rap artist.

The case was dismissed later that year when it was determined by the court that Freeway did not have a valid trademark for his name because it was based on illegal activity. Freeway Ross re-filed the lawsuit in 2012 and again lost the case. That time it was on the grounds that the statute of limitations to file the suit had run out. He appealed the decision.

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Judge Roger Boren again sided with Roberts in the most recent appeals process. Boren stated that despite the fact that some of his persona was based on Freeway Ross, the rapper “created original artistic works” that fall under his right to free expression.

After the latest court decision, Freeway Rick Ross is still speaking out on the issue of authenticity in Hip Hop culture, the glamorizing of illegal drug activity in its music, and the social impact on the young people who follow its artists.

Freeway Rick Ross issued the following statement to AllHipHop.com:

I respect Hip Hop as an art form and consider many of its artists some of my close friends. 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.

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. I along with many others would have given it all up for stability and opportunity, when Reagan came into office with Trickle down gutting assistance programs, and privatization of public sector jobs ripped through our cities it strip-mined those types of stable jobs in a very short period from Black America.

I will continue to go around the country and speak at schools, speaking to the need for the youth to avoid getting caught up in the dope game. Also I will be going city to city giving artists that don’t get looks by labels Mixtape exposure. I look forward to the release of my autobiographical book due out in February, and film in development to help tell the truth about how Black American Cities developed and turned to drugs, the dope game and its consequences.

– Freeway Rick Ross

It has been estimated that Freeway Rick Ross had earnings in excess of $900 million with a profit of nearly $300 million during his run as the head of a nationwide cocaine enterprise. Ross was sentenced to life in prison in 1996, but he was later granted a reduced sentence for exhibiting model behavior.

Upon his release in 2009, Ross began giving speeches at rehab centers and halfway houses and running the Freeway Literacy Foundation. He has also been an outspoken critic of rappers using their music to focus mostly on the financially alluring side of the drug game.

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For more information about Freeway Rick Ross visit www.FreewayRick.com.

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  • BillyBobJohn

    EVERY OFFICER RICKY RELEASE SHOULD COME WITH A STICKER ON SAYING FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. BECAUSE THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO THINK HIS COOL AND ACTUALLY DOING THE THINGS HE TALKS ABOUT ARE CHILDREN WHO DONT KNOW ANY BETTER AND IT DOESNT HELP WHEN HE DOES INTERVIEWS SWEARING MY MUSIC IS REAL THE GUNS AND DRUGS ARE REAL.

    • hoeyuno

      True

    • Bumpy Johnson

      u’d b suprised how many grown men funk wit officer rickey …n how many more “real” gangsters do too.

    • lola lovely la’shaun

      truth!!!

  • Dadon850

    And Fat Willie Roberts don’t care about the youth, his lies or the consequences. He has created an entire false world around him now. He’s friends with Puffy and Jay-Z. Freeway is correct, Fat Willie reinvented himself as a drug kingpin rapper and became successful. People don’t realize Fat Willie was on slip-n-slide almost as long as Trick Daddy. He didn’t have an image. He was just Fat Willie. After much research he came upon Freeway Rick Ross life story. That was all he needed. It’s really a sad state of affairs.

    • lola lovely la’shaun

      tears are rolling down from laughing!!!!

  • When will people get it through their thick skulls that music is only entertainment? and a artist doesn’t have to alter his content of music because a dumb ass cant differentiate fantasy from reality.

    • Da Ledgendary

      Everybody didn’t grow up with fathers in the home to teach them that most of the stuff rappers talk about is fantasy just like the movies, especially 90’s babies. These kids today are for more prone to influence from rappers and the streets. It’s like each generation is getting dumber and dumber. They incriminate themselves to get on World Star or get Facebook likes.

      • Celz

        Hey ya’ll anyone wanna trade 3 ounces of kush for the new Jordans? Email me or just come to my house.. Here’s my fuccin address because for some reason I don’t think Police have the internet…

    • Anoni Muss

      Dudes dont realize music is like movies. its ENTERTAINMENT! Bruce Willis aint never killed nobody and i dont see nobody calling him fake. Al Pacino never a gram muchless a kilo.

    • Calico Joe

      These dumb asses you speak of are the children. And unfortunately, these children are our future. I with the REAL Rick Ross on this. Same exact thing Pimp C stressed before he passed.

      • If a kid is dumb enough to do bad things because of a song what makes you think hes smart enough to not do these bad things because a rapper raps about the consequences? what made the real rick ross sell drugs? im pretty sure it wasn’t rap music.

      • OnlyTheReal

        Ijs. Real talk

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  • Sensual A

    I don’t understand how someone gets a life sentence and gets out in 13 years.

    • Don WIlshern

      He had 3 strikes commuted to two strikes. He read himself out finding the loophole that they had three struck him on was used incorrectly. They tries to count his second and third strike from same arrest. smart guy.

      • The Arsonist

        Actually the real reason he was released is because the Government used proceeds from the drugs he sold to fund the contra scandal, getting him a reduced sentence was a way of covering up the fact that the government had their hands in flooding the country with cocaine.

      • Truth Powell

        Exactly. His ties to the CIA is how that happened.

      • Don WIlshern

        Thats wrong it was laid out in Esquire October Issue. It wasnt contras

    • bigdoe6

      When a smart dude goes to prison and read books, this is what happens.

      • lola lovely la’shaun

        true..

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  • Black Jay

    On some real ish? Who is Freeway to speak out on anything? This dude literally killed people and flooded the streets with poison. Who is he to stand up and speak about anything? He’s just mad that Rick Ross wouldn’t cut him a check. He saw an opening, realized his situation with the feds, and thought he could C. Delores Tucker someone.
    And this is not in defense of Rozay The Rapper. He’s guilty of hurting the Black community with his fake ass persona and fantasy exploits of selling drugs. If it were the 80’s and 90’s he wouldn’t be able to make a living because “Real Emcees” would put his ass in the same box as Vanilla Ice.
    Bottom line? I feel bad for the youth. Their worlds are being ruined by Ex-kingpins looking for a payout and Fake Drug Dealers selling fiction. What a world!

    • Don WIlshern

      The community wasnt destroyed by flooding of crack it was destroyed by trickle down , Jim Crow and privating of govt jobs that was the only chance blacks had. you dont know the first.

      • Black Jay

        First of all dude, you don’t know me or what I know. And second of all… If your dumb ass thinks a dude can move over $900 Million in cocaine sales into various communities and it not have a tremendously negative effect to the vitality of that community, you belong in remedial classes. The government did it’s damage to the Black Community. Absolutely! But Freeway has numerous dead souls under his belt for this. People stop standing up for people that shitted on your communities. Freeway didn’t do it alone, but he damn sure got a lot more blood on his hands than your average crack dealer.

      • Don WIlshern

        Limited language, and even more limited mindset. You know too little to make social commentary. You probably believe crack sentencing is accurate and blacks dont work hard thats why they arent succeeding. Hook line and sinker.

      • Black Jay

        I believe in God. And his word is what I use as a guide. What do you use as your guide, The Source?

      • Don WIlshern

        I dont use imagination. YUnder your logic he sold to just blacks. Metric tons arent sold to just blacks where you think people like the guy in wolf on wallstreet got their dope dont eat the SUGAR.

      • dude freeway didn’t make them smoke crack

      • Celz

        The gov’t okayed commercial level drug sales in America to fund a war against communists in Nicauragua. Do you really think a 20 yo illiterate black kid from L.A. could just be like you know what ya’ll every one go home this shyt is kinda wrong. He wasn’t like the Mexican Mafia who BRINGS IT IN. The shyt was ALREADY HERE. Drugs sell themselves Ross made the wrong choice and is responsible but he didn’t have the authority to change the outcome of what was ALREADY DONE. If he stopped someone else would have stepped in almost instantly.

    • thugimmortal

      ross didnt get the drugs frm his self the cia fbi and ronald regan was the real drug dealers go back to school or atleast watch the black panther movie on youtube smh u kids are dumb

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  • ihatefaggots

    That fat shit lies to himself

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  • lando

    How does a kingpin only get 13 years? Someone please explain.

    • Anoni Muss

      He worked for the CIA

      • lando

        So he was a snitch, not that I really care.

      • Celz

        Nicca go to school youngin.. He worked as in he got that work from the CIA.. His connect was CIA payroll with get outta jail free cards.. There isn’t anyone to snitch on.. THE ONLY PEOPLE HIGHER THAN HIM WORKED FOR THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

      • lando

        Calm down homie. I’m just saying he was doing his thing before the CIA started fronting him stuff. But they put his ass in jail too. There’s more to the story is what I’m saying.

      • Celz

        Read the story fam. There is more too it. But the gist of it is what was stated. He got locked up because he was no longer needed and they revoked his get out of jail free card. He never snitched or nothing like that. They just wanted to fucc him over because he made millions…

      • lando

        I got cha. The movie coming one day but I’m sure they leave some important stuff out.

    • thugimmortal

      and he did 18 yrs all together 1st do your research and he never got caught with drugs idiot you retards kills me and his plug was the police cia agent i mean go do some research

      • Celz

        Shyt is sad huh my nicca

  • Truth Powell

    Freeway Rick Ross needs to mogul up and start his own label/movement. Sign all real, dope rappers and battle Rozay like that. Take the battle to another arena.

  • jondubock

    music is entertainment…get over yourself, freeway….worry about the lives you destroyed instead of rick ross….and i dont even like rick ross….

  • hoeyuno

    Freeway Ricky needs to stop putting so much energy into this ish..rawse bitch made for not dropping the name when asked to but we already knew that. freeway just wasting time and resources on this ish now.

  • black god

    The real rick ross just wants his identity back, he wants to known for changing his life around and giving back after being used by our government, it would be hard for any 20 year old to turn down 300 million dollars. how can he show the kids there is a better way when somebody else is pretending to be him in his younger days. He also owns a trucking company, websites, and a bail bonding agency.

    • Black Jay

      I feel you on that. But he should’ve thought about that BEFORE HE BECAME A DRUG DEALER. That’s like Yeezy complaining about being a celebrity. He knew good and damn well what he was getting into when making that career choice. I have no sympathy for Freeway. Do all of the people he basically murdered with his REAL LIFE DEALING get a second chance? No. So why should he?

      • thugimmortal

        back in those days if you was black you could barely get a job even if you went to college see i blame the parents for not telling you stupid kids how it was back in the days

      • chiboy773

        look at al the murders and incarceration is from the false drug dealing and killing of blacks in rap. Is that any different?

      • Celz

        If “Seperate But Equal” was true Freeway Rick wouldn’t be in High School STILL fuccin illiterate. If he could have read he would have have played collegiate tennis and either A) went pro or B) got a free education like white tennis phenoms do. Since he was illiterate he lost his scholarship and started servin. The CIA hired his old coach to sell drugs to black communities to fund a proxy war. If Rick Ross would have quit someone else would have stepped in. They had diplomatic immunity to traffic narcotics in America, Ross was directly involved but the shyt was going to happen immediately regardless of what he did..

      • Tre C

        i get what you’re saying but the whole, “well somebody else would’ve done it” is not excuse/reason/justification.

      • atle fjeldstad

        No but it`s the truth.. It would have happened regardless..

      • Not a good example. Drug dealers weren’t popular until the Media sensationalized their stories. so he didn’t sell drugs to be noticed. In those days “The last thing you wanted was your picture snapped”. Like Jay-Z said… It’s these Trap Rappers and Niggas like Rozay that got the kids thinking it’s cool to be a drug dealer. when in reality they are not selling drugs themselves. That is The Real Rick Ross’s point. “Stop portraying his image to these kids, because he is trying to give the kids a real view inside that life. By exposing the truth of this lifestyle and why we are “Trapped” in it.

      • black god

        When he started selling drugs he was young and could not even read. He sold products that kill people, many corporations do that everyday.That was the past he know speaks out against the cia and drug culture. He now owns businesses and spends time mentoring youth.

  • Kel

    The Real Rick Ross speaking some truth

  • bigdoe6

    All Freeway is saying is tell the people what’s really the real deal. Tell people i influenced you. At this point it doesn’t really matter to the fans who likes Ross music. They already paid for the music and made Ross rich. Freeway just want people to know what the real deal is and he wants Ross to step up to address the truth of his background.

    • Black Jay

      Freeway is a joke. What about Hollywood? If I’m correct there are more than a couple of movies that portrayed him in a very negative light. And it’s not all truth. What are you trying to say, that all of Hollywood is 100% accurate to his dope dealing legacy? Give me a break. The only difference between Fake-Ass-Rick-Ross The Rapper and Hollywood is that Hollywood cut Freeway a check and Rick Ross didn’t. And anybody that buys into him “setting the record straight” is suspect. There’s no road of redemption in America for a drug dealer. Dollars rule this country. It’s not about who has the cleanest soul. Ultimately it’s all about who got caught and who got away with it. Let’s keep it real people. Stop standing up for people that shitted on your community.

      • Afi Keita James

        I Know that’s right.

      • thugimmortal

        this man went to jail because of his friend a undercover cia agent who gve him the drugs and he flooded the streets you idiot house nicca the real drug dealers is the cia and the fbi and ronald regan bytch when the black panthers came out that was it they needed something to stop blk ppl from progressing in a reality way so do our research chump all rick ross is doing is trying to stop blk kids frm city to city frm going to jail and killing each other over drugs if you cant respect that hang frm a tree

      • Afi Keita James

        It was really Bushit jr. that ran the show.

      • chiboy773

        if you was the biggest car wash owner nationwide but you went to jail and when you got out you heard about this rapper named black jay rapping about how successful in the car wash biz he was without giving you any just due. You wouldnt feel a certain way? Rick ross did a ton for the community. More then most rappers are doing for theirs with their poison of the pen

      • black god

        He just saying you cant just show the money,cars,and women that come with drug dealing at the level he did it,you have to tell about the decades in prison that come with it. never getting a good night sleep because your always paranoid. These are details someone who didn’t live that life couldn’t tell you, they only see the glamour from the outside. In reality we all are part of a system that destroys the black community.

      • Kevin

        The sad thing is most of you all do not get it.

  • RIV

    Crazy situation…

  • wickedjones

    Thats realtalk. A lot of the younger cats don’t remember Reaganomics, which essentially took the bottom out of the black community. Y’all seen New Jack City (the Carter), that happened for real on the Westside of Chicago.

    • Afi Keita James

      Actually the economy went way downhill way before reaganomics came, if you don’t believe me, listen to that evil LBJ’s so called war on poverty in the 60’s and the how neocon nixon took us off the gold standard in 1971.

      • Don WIlshern

        For Blacks Trickedown was particularly damaging.

      • Afi Keita James

        But it started a long time ago with that bastard LBJ after JFK died (our last actual true president).

      • wickedjones

        Thats true.

      • Afi Keita James

        at least as criminal as reagan was, he got rid of the fairness doctrine, UNESCO and the Law of the sea treaty, the latter two were big threats to american sovereignty.

      • Erin Carr

        UNESCO is an attack on American sovereignty, an organization that protects cultural sites worldwide ?? But not NAFTA or the WTO? I sense a wacky libertarian, go back to watching alex jones

      • Afi Keita James

        Because NAFTA, CAFTA, UN and all others are a threat to american sovereignty and you know what john mccain said in the CFR website when he would have become president, he wants to create a league of democracies, which is united nations on steroids, more power to the UN, More agenda 21 and others, we need to get the US Out of the united nations.

      • Erin Carr

        Not true, workers wages peaked in the late 80’s sorry to break it to you but the gold standard is a wacky economic idea.

      • Afi Keita James

        Because it’s a great idea, because what nixon did to the gold standard was criminal, that removal was evil and the dollar went down ever since, face it, the economy’s a scam and the federal reserve should be abolished.

    • jondubock

      well, why doesnt he talk about that instead of whats real and whats not???…

    • Terrance Goodman

      Real talk shit all of chi Ida b well Robert Taylor’s war zones been happening

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  • U.P.T.nw4eva

    Respectable job as a CO? He is only saying this because he got caught and served time. He killed people either by the gun or that poison he wad selling. He needs to have several seats and stfu! Rozay didn’t kill anybody as far as I know. I’m sure some will disagree with me but that’s my stand on Freeway and Rozay. Most of these rappers lie about trapping, killing etc.this guy took a name just like 50 Cent did. Watch the 50 stans attack me now lol

    • Afi Keita James

      That’s right and the sheep ass stans will love it.

    • chiboy773

      i take it, you enjoy a bunch of rappers lying about selling drugs and not rapping about the harsh reality when you get caught huh. Smh

      • U.P.T.nw4eva

        Who said I listened to them, I simply stated that most of these rappers lie about selling weight etc. I’m 42 years old, Wtf I look like listening to trap music?

      • OnlyTheReal

        The 50 Stans would rationalize anything satan himself says if it’s against Rick Ross. You would think that they would have ran out of excuses by now for why 50’s music is horrible and why Rick Ross should be paid for someone making his unknown ass famous. Now watch the Stans come out lying about how “they knew who the dealer was before the rapper” etc. GTFOH

      • Kevin

        Your statement is ass backwards on so many levels it just funny .lol

      • OnlyTheReal

        Nothing ever makes sense to 50 stans. You niggas will defend anything against Ross such as this ex kingpin slash snitch disguised as some kinda Fake Ass Community Leader When It’s As CLEAR as day he could give a shit less about what impact his cracked dealing had. Evidence of this is the fact that if Rick Ross Had Cut Him A Check Than you would have been seeing him in all his videos singing his praises. He co-signed Ross while he was locked when he thought He Was Gonna Get paid So Again GTFOH

      • the point is rick rozay (he only made the name rozay because everyone knows he is fake) is fake. a fraud.

      • OnlyTheReal

        Nigga STFU. Yeah……because we all know that 50 was a murderous – drug dealing kingpin who was so gangster that he got a restraining order against murder Inc before suing. Now I see were 40 Glocc got his strategy from for dealing with The Game beef.

      • Kevin

        But 50 cent actually you can google his mugshot and his street history .lol I feel sorry for you actually

      • OnlyTheReal

        Cool story bro. You can also Google his order of protection while you’re at it

      • Kevin

        Don king took out a order of protection against mike Tyson and he is realer than Ross and Williams he murdered two people .

      • if u dont think 50 was selling crack and a legit G.. they u dont know ish.. lol

      • Afi Keita James

        Except that he lied about his shot 9 times and other deceptive stuff.

      • OnlyTheReal

        Hey I wasn’t gonna go there because these niggas act like 50 cent never fabricated shit before but you know the real

      • Afi Keita James

        See the video stop snitchin, stop lyin, it’s all true

      • Kevin

        Could care less about 50 cent but you have to understand Rick Ross everyone knows and knew who Rick Ross is and was he made magazine covers.you must be very young.and ask yourself “Rick Ross ” fan ,what would be the purpose in william Roberts stealing Rick Ross name if he was really in the streets? Like rick Ross ? The guy is a fraud and it is a reason why he sells no records.

      • 50 fell off.. but thats not the point here 50 rapped about his actual life.. rozay not at all… dumbass

      • 50 didnt lie about selling weight tho..

    • rozay is killing people making lil kids want to be drug dealers..

      50 cent took a name, not the guys entire life story, lol 50 was really in the middle of some big time crack dealers and gangstas… its sad i had to tell u that.. dumbass

      • OnlyTheReal

        If a kid is hearing music and that is their sole reason for wanting to sell drugs than that child was a lost cause to begin with. Sorry but I also was a child at 1 point listening to Spice 1, Biggie etc and I don’t recall having the desire to rob a pregnant bitch…..DUMBASS

      • this isnt about u or every kid, its about the ones that do fall into the trap, u tryna to say that doesnt happen? well then once again its clear that u dont know shit son!! ahahahahaha DUMBASS

      • BigHomie337

        Couldn’t have said it better.

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  • AlbertoRipRon

    This dude is STILL on this??? My man, you were part of the crack wave that swept the country. So we should applaud you for destroying so many people because, you real about it? That crap hit the hood hard. Seen homies’ mothers get d-stroyed off that. Watched it turned people into ghosts, walking down the street talking to themselves.

    I have no respect for this dude and wish he would just shut up.

    • is he asking for applause? seems like he is trying to correct his sins and mistakes… do u have respect for rick ross? (the fake one) if so u ass backwardz then…

      • AlbertoRipRon

        You’re mad corny. If he’s trying to correct his sins and move on with his life, then he wouldn’t be worrying about the validity of MANY rappers who front like they Gs but they are not. He damn sure wouldn’t have fought over his name like he did because that name alone symbolizes crack and death. That’s the thing, he hasn’t moved on. Plus if he want to talk about fake rappers, how about he go down a very long list of rappers who are out here fronting since day 1. Naw, he keeps talking about Ross like a bitter ex girlfriend. Actions speak louder. Your discerning skills is weak. I rather speak with intelligent folks on this matter. Not some corny kid who sounds dumb but thinks he’s smart.

      • yes his name symbolizes crack and death, so why would he want people to glorify it esp if he is trying to correct sins? dumbass. Because he has 100 percent proof that rick ross is a fake, why would he focus on anybody else?? lol… dumbass. youd expect him to go after some random dude?? ahahaha you think your smart but u dumb as shit. Next time try to make a point.

      • “You mad corny yo, he should just do nothing yo, sit back and let aa fake profit and brain wash the youth in his name” does that make sense to you? you some rick ross fan boy son… that makes u da cornball… yeah u just schooled. good talk

  • jondubock

    So instead of going after the CIA, the ones that played him….he wanna go after a nobody a fad like rick ross????….this is what is dont understand with the streets….

    • how does one go after the CIA?? lmfao… he wants to after the guy stealing his name and life that makes a lot of sense.. dumbasss

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  • Bigg King

    NIGGA STFU U SOLD POISON TO YOUR COMMUNITY, THAT’S WHAT YOUR PUNK ASS SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT. HOW TO REBUILD WHAT YOU HELPED TORE APART

    • Brindle

      retard! he’s doing exactly what you said…

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        exactly

      • Bigg King

        No he ain’t dickwad he begging another nikka for money, if ross gave him money you wouldn’t hear a peep out his mouth dumass

      • OnlyTheReal

        Thank you!!

    • and rick ross (fake ross) pretends to sell poison and glorfies it to a level where the new young black people want to really do it… so.. yeah.. that is now what we have to worry about.. cant change the past, only the future.

      • Bigg King

        Good that’s black people problem stop idolizing idiots like both of these dudes

  • 187onisrael

    Must be white boys sayin all that rick ross destroyed the black community nonsense. lol. He had a part to play, a very small part. The CIA destroyed blacks. They supplied that shit an used rick ross. How many of you muthafuckaZ would turn down 1 to 2 million dollars a day?? At least rick ross aint glorifying drugs and he talkin to the youth an really tryin to keep youth away from that poison the CIA brought in.

    • Brindle

      rick ross is as guilty as the cia… blacks destroyed blacks… we made the choices

      • yall had some help by the white elite.. thats def true.. and im white nigga!!

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        he def is but to his defense he was @ the beginning of it … he didnt know what it would result too outside of bag$ of $$$$$ .. but folks who do it today and talk about today after seeing its affect on the community and still promote or sell etc… imo are worse then freeway rick … dude did his time and is out to hopefully reverse what he started … we are all human and make mistakes … gotta respect a man who LEARNED!!!!!! from his ….

      • 187onisrael

        maybe but at least he exposin that shit, tell me wat the CIA doin? Oh yeah they still servin crack!

      • Afi Keita James

        Got that right.
        and he’s gonna live with that for life.

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  • wickedjones

    I think Black folks are starting to get tired of being exploited. Freeway Rick Ross, should be able to redeem himself, all us are sinners. Not to mention u got a guy using his name. Y’all know Damn well we wouldnt know who that fat f$ck was if he didn’t call himself Rick Ross. Give the OG his name back. Ni%%a talking bout he’s self made. Yeah Right.

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        good point

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  • good words…still amazes me that people literally don’t care about the truth even when it is proven in pictures and confessions. we are a watered down society. Not just in hip-hop. the damn government just got caught hacking every damn persons computer and no one said shit lol. no real protest whatsoever.

    • Myleage

      but yall dont know the full truth. he was a co yes but he mentioned he was a co for certain reasons and lied about it to avoid trouble.

      in other words, the drug boss he was under told him to be one to further the cartel’s agenda

      • Taihair Djehuty

        wow, you actually believe that? lol

      • Myleage

        im just saying its not impossible

      • Kevin

        But what would be the purpose in stealing another mans name?

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        monetary gain of course lol #$$$$$motivates … crazy part is i was always with this … nothing against the itialian mob bosses but in the 90s thats all rappers repped … ross repped a brother doing his thing on the criminal level but sadily he didnt pay that homage but @ the sametime as far as i know neither did any of the 90s rappers but i also dont think they ever were approached by any of those mob bosses with legal issues ….. from wutang all the way to murder inc .. it was actually till guys like 50cent and Rick Ross and i guess Freeway too that dudes started reppin brothers with major criminal enterprises …

      • superh8

        U 1 dumb nigga

      • Myleage

        im just not a sheep

      • he wasnt under a drug boss.. lol.. just a lable boss, a white man with a pen and and a pad

      • Celz

        So was being a normal rapper on Slip n Slide part of his cover too?

      • Myleage

        nah cud be when he was tryna be legit. he started off as a ghostwriter in the early and mid 2000s. like how some rappers came from BMF

    • no one said shit? man MF’s still talking bout dat shit… lol.. you need a hearing aid my nigga

      • just cause it was a topic of conversation doesn’t mean anything substantial happened because of it. he still overcame a 50 cent sabotage plot, launched MMG, signed wale, meek mill, helped make them successful and further branded himself. In short…since being discovered as a former CO he has flourished…so it is you that might need hearing aids or possibly glasses.

      • wale sucks doe.. meek was a good signing.. he has flourished because fans are dumb and dont care if he is a fake.. smart fans do and dont F wit him.. only young buhls like that cause they dont no no better

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  • Flea

    I wonder if this nigga would have had a problem if Rozay was doing this under any name but Rick Ross. He didn’t seem to have any problems with Freeway, who never did really make any money.

    • atle fjeldstad

      Because freeway talks about the struggle..

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        freeway lucky to still be alive after messing up so many families

    • richard_b_hard

      Officer ricky is the Biggest identity Thief that I’ve seen thus Far!

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      he never had a prob with freeway cause they are cool follks … from what i remember freeway rick is only gettting @ rick ross cause he wouldnt communicate with him so he took it the corporate route ….

    • beezy

      I think he is a typical full of $%^# con-man whose main problem is that Rozay is not paying him. I’m guessing this all started friendly until he was rebuffed. He is no different from all these cats that come out of prison acting like the rappers from their neighborhood, no matter how tenuous their actual connection is, owe them something.(“He’s rapping my life blah blah blah”) Guys like this are plentiful in the NYC scene, and other cities, I imagine . He just thought he found some legal hook.

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  • atle fjeldstad

    To the people talking down on Freeway Rick: When you fill your tank with gas, you are indirectly contributing to warfare. I get that all you see are the ramifications of what he did, but damn man, get off your high horses and get some perspective..

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      your stupid unless you explain how buying gas contributes to war

      • ur dumb for even trying to challenge this guy

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        imagine if only One store in your city sold food – and you hated that store – you gonna starve and not start shopping there, or are you gonna shop there to keep from starving ? – your answer is just like America is with middle east oil supplyers – making alternative power to oil is our solution – bying oil from them is Not helping war

      • God Body

        I’ll get this one. Buying cheap OIL from middle eastern despots and dictators causes international strife between the one or more sections of their populations when they want more power over their natural resources. We in the west sell weapons, military training and population control techniques to whoever can guarantee us cheap oil prices. Hence the Arab spring/ Al Quaeda’s beef with the saudi government, / Egyptians beef with their government, Yemans, Jordans, Syria, Chavez beef with the US etc… Al these aforementioned conflicts are driven by the price of oil and who controls it. Some dress it up as clan warfare and religious warfare, but really its just about power and money. The customer has a part to play in this just as any producer or war monger

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        nah – the reality is their land is blessed with enuff oil to supply the world daily – oil’s land is not shared with most of the world – so we have to buy from them – the world has gotta have oil – so buying what we need from the only ones who have it is a need met – not helping war

      • God Body

        You’re a troll or no completely understanding the point. No one says we shouldn’t buy their oil. The pertinent questions are at what price we buy the oil and who is in charge of selling it to us, and should we be influencing which (dictator) is in charge to sell it to us.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        another stupid comment – they all middle -easterners – not a lot of chioice

      • God Body

        yeah, you’re kind of amusing with the whole trolling thing too. anyway moving on…

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        talkin intelligent is trolling in yo fucked up life

      • Myish214

        The fact that u actually made that statement is appalling!!! You CAN’T be this stupid in real life….right?? Smh

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        everyone of you know you wrong – that’s why you talk jibbrish instead of explaining

      • u really need that explained? did u sleep thru the gulf war? lmfao.. dumbass

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        hey pedo – we need gas to fuction – been buying it years before gulf war – and your stupid ass cheering as if you molested another child

      • no we dont need gas to function… get a bike nigga

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        again your stupidity proven – you not allowed to talk with me – stay with your kind

      • dude go rape a child u pedo butthole surfer!!! guess what?? there was a time when we didnt have gas and motors… u ever go to history class>> ahahahaha dumbass

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        talking when you can think of nothing as usual

      • oh there u go always missing the point… like derrek rose!! ahahahahahaha dumbass

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        aha? – laughing while displayin yo own stupidity as usual

      • Sean Taylor

        Seems you’re the stupid one.

        We import more oil from Canada than we do the Middle East (less than 15%).

        Last I checked we’re not at war with Canada.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        see? – you 2 are stupid ones – your jibbrish didn’t explain anything – you cheering as if you did smh

    • Pierre Elliott

      BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO*

      *penalty* 5 YARDS FOR BULLSHlT.

      • scullyson

        LMAO !!

  • richard_b_hard

    Telling Officer Ricky to tell the truth is like telling a Lesbian not to like women.

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    if freeway was making 900 mill imagin what the connect was making !!!!!! sheesh eitherway he was the bill gates of that white smh

  • rick rozay lable heads (white men NOT gangstas) got at the US senator to arrest ALL GD’s… because GDs are shutting down ross concerts..

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      you don’t know that – “explain” how you claim to

    • Pierre Elliott

      EXACTLY————— WOW GOT A WHOLE MALL FULL OF HOUSE NlGGAS

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    one positive thing i will say about ross altho he does talk about the drug lifestyle … he has put on more positive artist like Wale and Stalley …. gotta give him props for that …. he is who he is … but @least it doesnt seem like hes one sided when it comes to music tho …. but hes all for artistic expression whether it be positive or negative …….

    • Pierre Elliott

      DUMB

    • brotha_man

      but what kids are checking for stalley and wale?. Rick Ross “poision” will forever out-play any positive message. there are far too many rick ross’ rapping

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  • Obi Won

    Its easy for Freeway Rick to go against what he was, now. The time has been served, the lives have been lost and the families have been destroyed already. Its good that he’s trying to get his soul back, but to the kid around the way, whose mom isn’t home, the Rapper Rick Ross is the hero. Each one of them has made Millions of Dollars vs, that kids 10 bucks. Rapper Rick Ross makes good music but us as adults don’t take him literal. Even as a younging, I knew Nas wasNT the real Escobar, and AZ wasn’t a real SOSA, even though their stage name was already established and this was their aliases. Rapper Rick Ross will never come out and say, I’m just telling a story so the battle for Freeway Rick will continue to keep kids from following in the Dopeboy image.

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  • Don’t wanna get into the debate of whether Freeway Rick did this or that but, how would you feel if someone stole ya whole lifestyle fraudulently all the way down to your personal appearance? Funny thing and true story is I let MMG put my old school in their box chevy video and thought it was comical how these cats was prancing round our cars like it was theirs, i used to hustle for real and to see the fakeness of the industry first hand is a complete turnoff, swear I didn’t even speak to Ross and nem. They seen my ish floating and stopped me, i thought it would be cool to let folks see my car on the big screen so I obliged, shoulda kept floating on my mission man…I like some of ross nem music but I see why bruh kinda mad at em…William lucky bruh aint touched his ass really.

  • So if I made original burgers…could I use McDonald’s golden arches?

    • brotha_man

      McDowell’s?

      • Nah, fugg that!

        Take their whole ‘chet, from the layout of the place, down to the uniforms & trays!

        This Ninja took his name & hair / beard style & got his name tatted on his hands like his prison wifey!

      • brotha_man

        true that, you preaching the truth!!

      • Lmao off at prison wifey, but yea I would feel a certain kinda way if I walked outside and seen a twin brother I didn’t even know I had…lmao

      • If he had “MY” name tattooed on his hands, he’d better be punching me in the face…otherwise I’d be punching him in his.

  • Pierre Elliott

    REGUARDLESS HE SOLD DRUGS 20 OR 30 YEARS AGO, DID TIME DIDNT DO TIME… OR GREW MUSHROOMS IN HIS ASS.

    THING IS——-EVERYTIME ONE OF YOU DUMB ASS DUDES SAYS FREEWAY SHOULD BE QUIET; ARE STUPID BLIND ASS DUDES WHO WOULD END UP GETTING BODIED IN THE STREET.

    THERE *ARE* REAL GANGSTERS, OF *ALL* TYPES.

    SOME MOVE LOUDLY, SOME MOVE IN THE SHADOWS.

    POINT IS:

    THIS DUDE IS A FRAUD CLOWN, AND I COULD NEVER NEVER EVER EVER LISTEN TO A FAKE ASS X C.O.—- TO REAL DUDES ON THE STREET HE HALF BEAST.

    AND YOU DUDES IS CO-SIGNING.

    • Afi Keita James

      First of all I am not co-signing that fake ross, because he’s a fraud, I will not co-sign the so-called real rick ross either, because I will never forgive him for ruining people’s lives and for that he can go to hell for all I care.

    • Afi Keita James

      Both of them are pathetic, but the so-called freeway ricky ross will never have my forgiving for him and the cia for causing the deaths of millions

  • Afi Keita James

    Rick ross is fraud and freeway ricky ross is no better, both of them should be ashamed of themselves

  • Afi Keita James

    At least big meech never snitched

    • brotha_man

      u 100 percent sure about that?….would u bet ur life with that statement?

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  • beezy

    I question his motives but I agree when he says:

    “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.”

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  • STPizzle

    What I want to know is…If Freeway is a changed man and is now try to enlighten the youth, then WHY is he worried about getting paid off Rick Ross for using the very name that he went by when he was that dude. I could see if he was just pushing for a cease and desist, but he’s trying to get paid

    • jazzoh

      Every organization needs funding you don’t think it’s possible especially having had years to think about it to realize and have remorse over what you did or helped do to the community and decide to do all you can do to redeem yourself and affect the community in a positive way

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  • baller187

    after all that cash , somehow he broke ans pissed off bout it, RICK ROSS rapper is rich and thats all that counts in this life

  • Allone

    At the end of the day this guy just wants the money Rozay is making from hip hop and is trying to use that “I just want to better the youth” charade as a cover up. I said it before and I’ll say it again this POS is a pure bum who doesn’t respect entrepreneurship, i’m willing to bet that Rozay has given way more to charity than this moron could ever dream of, and finally I would say that it is clear to me that this statement isn’t close to being his direct words considering the fact that I’ve listened to a few of his interviews and he sounds like a complete idiot.

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  • DJ

    RICK ROSS AKA ROZAY IS A ENTERTAINER HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS. AND TO SUE OVER A NAME?? HE CAN USE THE SAME NAME AND WONT MAKE AS MUCH AS RICK.. YOU SEE TRICK DADDY CALM DOWN ABOUT THAT OUTSIDERS COMING TO MIAMI SHIT.. MAKE MUSIC MANNNN!!!

    • Donttrustem99

      its not about him being an entertainer its about him saying he really did all of those things when everyone from florida knows he was a correctional officer and then decided to try and say he only had that job to help out a friend and in doing so got some connect on keys and became a big time dope boi thats the problem everyone has with rick ross

  • tab58064

    Legally Freeway Ross may not have had a case, but the so called “real niggaz” and the rap community should give fake Rick Ross a kick in the ass until he shows the respect due to the man who’s name he used to build his career and wealth off of. Who would’ve ever paid any attention to William Roberts if he used that name in rap. These rap niggaz and a lot of rap fans are so damn fake, because for all of the frontin’ that fake Rick Ross has been busted for over the years rap fans continue to support him blindly. I like his music, but how real are you when you use a “real” niggaz name to build a whole career?

  • ill

    Real talk Rick Ross is the biggest fraud known to mankind. I used to attend PSU and we went on a weekend canning trip in DC to collect change for kids with cancer. Rick Ross was in town for whatever reason. Had a full length mink on and 2 women with him. He walks past me and sees the sign. “HELP KIDS WITH CANCER PENN STATE UNIVERSITY.” then he proceeds to take out a wad of 100s from his right pocket….only to put it back in that pocket and take some SINGLES out of his left pocket! And say “its for the kids!” The man is broke and not trick daddy he had me bamboozled….smh

    • Afi Keita James

      And freeway rick ross is no better than the fake one, oh redeemed himself alright, he knew he got into and he will never forgiven on my watch.

  • Blaq_Boi

    Would this dude bitch if the rapper Ross was broke? I don’t think so, dude must just fall back and let Rozay tell his bed time stories. I don’t care for none of them ignorance pushing ma f*ckas.

    • Docky

      Do YOU think Rick Ross would share(what other BOSS rhymes with ROSS) the name if ‘Freeway’ Rick Ross wasn’t f*cking with HUNDRED millions of dollars in dealing illegal contraband? in the 80s i might add, how much does YOUR favourite rapper make, now?

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  • Liketohateus

    Jealousy is a mutha

  • Freshly Snipes

    Rick Ross the rapper – Will Roberts is a fraud but the hip hop community and 90% black youth and a bunch of old niggas trying to be cool still LOVE him because THEY TOO live in a fantasy. Saggin they pants and trying be ‘gangsta’ doing everything they can to play to role …everybody wanna rap etc…drop out of school, be in the ‘studio’ ..fuk bitches !! yeahhh. He living and lie and so are they so its all good and no one sees an issue with the fat greasy corn ball ass nigga…99% of these rappers is liars he just got caught…

    • golder1

      Music is entertainment and just because someone listens to his music doesnt mean you live in a fantasy. No matter if he lived that life or not 99% of the people who buy music has never live that live. 70% of music is bought by white teens anyway idiot!This has nothing to do with 90% of black youth trying to live like Rick Ross. Blame the rapper right! Movies like Scarface, GodFather, Goodfellas, ect have done more to glorify drug dealing and violent than any rap song.

      • Freshly Snipes

        black youth and black men/woman in general arent trying to look like, talk like and act like characters in scarface so please GTFOH ..everything abt our urban culture is centered around a hiphop lifestyle. scarface didnt sag his pants and call women bitches every five minutes nor did the movie show him claiming to be a blood ..etc
        but at any rate im wasting my time even addressing you because
        a. you are probably white or b. youre a coon ass self hating nigga or c. you think youre white lol d. some strange combination of all of the above… #drinkpiss

      • Judah Nazayar

        get em freshly!! hahaha

  • golder1

    Freeway was released becasue he opened his mouth to the Feds. Anyone who thinks he was released because of good behavior when you are sentenced to life in prison is a fool.

    • Freshly Snipes

      anyone who thinks will roberts rhyming abt being a crack dealer and starting fake beefs with people is good quality urban music is a lame

  • mattbps

    After reading this, think I’ll got watch CB4.

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