Rick Ross: Still A Denial? Or an Ambiguous Admission? Hmmm…

In a recent interview on an Arizona radio station, Rick Ross spoke about the corrections officer fiasco that has boosted him into the center of scandal. But while most sites are reporting that he has yet again denied it, I want to analyze his quote. He says, and I quote,

“In the game, it’s real competitive. Competitors have to do what they have to do to eat. We making the best music. Y’all seen the BET Awards, y’all saw the magazine. We the biggest in the game, we the best in the game. Just keeping it real. And anytime, somebody can attack my character, like I said, you get nothing from the boss. I don’t give haters the pleasure.”

“When you get to my level you are a great conversation piece. I’m big on the blogs. I’m big on the magazines. and I appreciate that as an artist. That’s why I’m in the game. I got in this game. I got in the game to introduce people and to make great music. And that’s what it’s about.”

He goes on to say, “Keep the rumors coming. We gonna keep the records coming. We gon’ keep the music coming. Like I said, I’m one of the realest sources of this real street music in this game. Straight out of Miami, straight out of M-I-Yayo. One of my closest homies was on America’s Most Wanted.”

Now I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m loving this so much, I’m not gonna stop talking about it until I get a clear YES or NO from Rick Ross. I need him to say “no, i was not a corrections officer.” just like that…in a complete sentence! Seems like he’s saying a whole lot of words that amount to absolutely nothing. This is not a denial. It is a calculated publicity move to avoid the question. At least that’s what it sounds like to me.

10 Reasons Why Rick Ross Should Have Told The Truth About Being a Corrections Officer…

I have been thinking about this Rick Ross thing, and it’s funnier than I initially thought, so I came up with some reasons why Rick Ross should have just come clean.

1. People who “hustle” or sell drugs or whatever Rick Ross has claimed to do always have a “cover,” so being a Corrections Officer could have easily been a cover for him. Then he could have straight flipped it, and been like a crooked cop (even though COs aren’t really police) and made music about that, ultimately selling more than he does because he really doesn’t sell that much in this climate.

2. When did having a job become unacceptable in hip-hop?? If Ross indeed were a c.o. before his rap days, then at least, he had checks coming in. It could have easily inspired other aspiring artists to stay focused on their dreams because dreams can come true and one day maybe they too could own a house with a pool that has a very not so attractive face at the bottom of it (see that MTV cribs episode for clarity).

3. Akon had already set a precedent in these type of incidents, and Ross is not even as big as Akon, so why would he follow his lead and risk the backlash. It’s not like he has a song that says he WASN’T  a corrections officer.

4. Computers, research, documents are all pretty easy to find for…um….RESEARCHERS…didn’t he know someone was going to go find them? Doesn’t Rick Ross know he would have been exposed in a matter of days?

5. Milli Vanilli

6. Imagine the press he could have gotten behind a story (which he could have made up since we know he’s already capable of lying) about a corrections officer who met some drug dealers in jail and then ultimately was able to turn his boring ass day job into a life of luxury.

7. There would have now been a very good reason why he grew that atrocious beard in the first place. He could have said that he used to whip a lot of ass in jail and the criminals would be looking for him so he hid behind the bush on his face.

8. He could have said that that’s how he met Foxy Brown. Plus, I’m sure they could both use friends in the system.

9. In hip-hop, there are a lot more worse things to be than a corrections officer, one of which is being a fraud.

10. Maybe he has some better pics of himself back then, and he would have been able to circulate them to make up for the one above….where, by the way, he looks a lot happier than I’ve ever seen him look in a rap video.