Former drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross could face off against the rapper Rick Ross (William Leonard Roberts II) in court this summer, over the usage of the name “Rick Ross.”
Ross was sentenced to life in prison for attempting to purchase over 100 kilograms of cocaine in 1996 and served 10 years. During his incarceration Miami rapper Rick Ross was just one of the emcees to adopt his name. Ross claims that the Bawse signed a multimillion dollar deal in 2006, based on his image and likeness as a drug dealer.
Rick Ross claims Def Jam ignored cease-and-desist letters sent to their offices. Allhiphop.com is reporting that Ross is planning to sue Def Jam, Universal, William “Rick Ross” Roberts II and others.
Below is a video of the Real Rick Ross speaking on the Officer.
I was wondering when this was going to happen.
I wonder if the real 50 Cent was alive would he have the right to sue Curtis Jackson? Most likely not since 50 Cent the rapper rapped about his own life unlike Rick Ross who's entire persona is fabricated.
Do y'all think the Real Rick Ross is entitled?