Rick Ross is an American rapper who was born William Leonard Roberts II on January 28th, 1976 in Coahoma County, Mississippi. He is currently 37 years old and has been active in the hip-hop rap community since 2001. After graduating from Miami Carol City Senior High School, Ross attended Albany State University due to earning a football scholarship.
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Rick Ross’ name is originally derived from a well-known drug trafficker who went by the name of “Freeway” Rick Ross, although Ross claims to have had no connection with the individual personally.
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Before exploring the hip hop industry, Ross worked as a correction officer for a total of 18 months from December in 1995 through June in 1997.Once Ross was signed to Suave House Records, he recorded until he was later signed with Slip-n-Slide Records, founded by Def Jam in 2006. After Rick Ross made the decision to sign with Slip-n-Slide Records, he was then presented with the opportunity to tour with rapper Trick Daddy. Additionally, Ross was also found making special performances on numerous Slip-n-Slide albums.Currently, Ross is said to be worth approximately $28 million altogether. In 2012, Ross earned approximately $9 million.Although Ross is still currently performing and created music, he has had various run-ins with the law and legal system. In January of 2008, Ross was arrested due to having marijuana in possession and also faced gun charges. Additionally, in August of the same year, Ross was also presented with a lawsuit due to assault and battery from an online entertainer, DJ Vlad.Once “Freeway” Ricky Ross discovered that the hip hop rapper had created a living with his original name, Rick Ross himself faced charges. Media mogul Jay-Z was also called to testify in the case in June of 2010. Although “Freeway” Ricky Ross was seeking $10 million in damages, the case was thrown out of court on July 3, 2010. Ross was last arrested on March 26, 2011 for possession of Marijuana in Shreveport. According to the police who were involved with the incident, there was a strong odor of marijuana present outside of his hotel room.