This is no newsflash to anyone who has two eyes and can see clearly the corrections officer in the photo that Rick Ross once denied (okay, so maybe not an outright denial, but a definite answer of the it-wasn’t-me sorts) was him. But he recently said the following in a recent interview with Don Diva magazine.
“Yes. It’s me…I never tried to hide my past. I put my name inside my cds. My company has my SS#. I could’ve put a company name… I done been up and I done been down and that’s what makes me what I am. I never ratted on a nigga. I never prosecuted a nigga. I never locked up a nigga, that’s first and foremost. I always felt that me being the nigga that I am, I never owed a nigga an explanation… When I’m making my music and I’m talking about blow, it’s because I did it. When I say that I’m rich off cocaine, it’s because i did it. Those are the street principals that apply.”
A few months ago, I would have loved this. I’m so over it now.
So this Killer Mike interview was one of the best I’ve done in a minute. I sat down with him for Behind The Grind. The full interview is on Globalgrind.com. But here are some funny outtakes of him impersonating Rick Ross and Notorious Big. He says he wanted to play Biggie in the upcoming Notorious movie and after watching this, he would have been good.
Plus, Killer Mike Likes Dark Butts.
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.
I swear this is the last I will say (or not say) on this….lol…this was right after he changed his name from teflon (see erick sermon’s old album…def squad featuring erick onassis). this whole thing is screaming expose.
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.
Despite conflicting news reports over whether Ricky Rossy Ross was lockin up hustlers instead of being one, there’s been some sort of a confirmation that he was in fact sweating in that horrible brown uniform. Yes, folks, it appears as if the Miami boss was indeed on the other side of the law. Now, normally, I really wouldn’t care. But, remember, he did go on record and deny it–not once–but quite a few times. According to thesmokinggun.com, the rapper worked as a prison guard for 18 months starting in December of 1995, says sohh.com. Now for some reason, I can’t help but laugh at this story. First, the fact that hip hop would care so much that one of its celebrated stars was a fraud (oh yeah, like he’s really the first), and second, that he would actually say that someone superimposed his head on some old guy’s body. This is a funny one, guys. lol.
It ain’t even right that XXL would expose a pregnant person like that. Wait til I talk to Datwon about this. They should have put him on a stretcher and got that baby out immediately. A Baby stuck in the belly of the beast…a shame.
Seriously though, did they use a wind machine to get that effect? I’m so confused.