Rick Ross may be celebrated for recently topping the Billboard album chart, but the rappers demeanor and image away from the mic has become fodder for a newly released book from one of the mothers of his children.
The page-turner, titled Tia's Diary: Deeper Than Rap, chronicles Tiallondra Kemps life as well as her relationship with Ross.
Kemps foray into literature came via the Miami-based rappers rival, 50 Cent, an ally who opened a door that would have remained closed had she remained with Ross.
50 reached out to my attorney. I told him that I wanted to do a book and he made it happen, Kemp shared with AllHipHop.com. He got me my publishing deal and everything. He really helped me a lot. Rick Ross wouldve never gave me this opportunity.
For Tia's Diary, Kemp revealed that Ross was less than an ideal person outside the world of music as she came to realize.
I think that everybody know that hes a fake and hes a fraud and I think its a lot of things thats in the book that would explain why hes that type of person, you know, Kemp said. He was an abusive person, you know. And hes a deadbeat dad. Hes battered his first baby mama and the only things that hes done is put his hands on women hes never been arrested but for battery for on his baby mom. Right now, he has an open case for carrying a concealed firearm, but the firearm was registered to him. And the reason he caught the charge is because his concealed weapon license was revoked for the battery he had against his first baby mom."
The release of Tia's Diary comes after Ross sat atop the Billboard 200 chart after selling 158,000 copies of his latest album, also titled Deeper Than Rap, in its first week of release last month.
Ross former girlfriend commented on the rappers neglect of their child and went as far as labeling the rapper as not a good father.
I wouldnt consider him as a great father. Im quite sure he loves his son, but hes not supporting his son. Hes not in his sons life. And thats what its about, she said. You know, its not about money. Its about being there for your child, you know, and showing them love.