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Freeway Rick Ross Is Still Not Down With The Rapper Who Took His Name

By HHL Editors

Freeway Rick Ross has tried and failed three times to sue Rick Ross the rapper (real name William L. Roberts) for copyright infringement.

Now the drug kingpin turned motivational speaker is taking a different tack to go after the man he believes stole his persona.

The original Ross, who was released from prison in 2009 after serving 13 years, is involved with the new film 'Kill the Messenger,' which explores the alleged link between the cocaine trade in the 1980's United States and the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras.

While doing press for  the film, Ross said many of today's rappers have "twisted" the lessons of the drug trade in the eighties and early nineties and made it sound more glamorous than it was. Then he had these words for his name sake:

"He’s another one that I believe has it twisted, who doesn't understand that the message he’s putting out encourages young people to follow this life path," Ross said of Rozay. "Because now our young people believe you can go out and sell drugs and parlay that into a record career, and there’s no record deal at the end of the rainbow. More than likely it’s prison or even death."

Of course Rick Ross the rapper would know all about what happens when someone gets sent to prison.

Listen to what Freeway Rick Ross has to say below.

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