Drug kingpin turned motivational speaker Freeway Rick Ross has tried and failed three times to sue prison guard turned rapper Rick Ross [née William Leonard Roberts II] for swiping his name and persona.
On The Mike & Donny Show, he explained that he tried to solve his issues with the MMG boss when he was still locked up 12 years ago, but Ross changed his number shortly after saying he'd meet with him in prison.
"Rick Ross used my whole name, you know, and he probably gained the most stardom out of everybody," he explained, adding that Freeway from Philly, Freeway Rich from Kansas City and the Freeway Boys from Cincinnati also used his name
According to Freeway, what really annoyed him was how Ross would deny he jacked him, instead telling people he got the name "Rick Ross" from the way it sounded when one of his football opponents called him "big boss".
"It just make you feel like, 'what's with this guy? Why can't this guy just come out and say, you know, what I am and what I do.' And then, the way he raps, too. He raps about selling drugs and he never sold drugs. He was a correctional officer, had a credit card in high school, you know, come from one of those great backgrounds. Went to college and played like he couldn't read and write. I'm like, why do you make a mockery of what normal people go through? It's almost like making a mockery of it."