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Rick Ross

William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), better known by his stage name Rick Ross (often stylized as RICK RO$$), is an American rapper. Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap (2009) and Teflon Don (2010). Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy's management company Ciroc Entertainment. In early 2012, MTV named Ross as the Hottest MC In The Game. William Leonard Roberts II was born in Coahoma County, Mississippi. and raised in Carol City, Florida, near Miami. After graduating from Carol City Senior High School, he later attended the historically black college Albany State University on a football scholarship. He derived his stage name from the drug trafficker "Freeway" Ricky Ross, to whom he has no connection. After being signed to Suave House Records, former label for rap duo 8Ball & MJG, he eventually signed a deal with Slip-n-Slide Records, which has been under the Def Jam umbrella since 2006. While signed to Slip-n-Slide, Ross toured with fellow rapper Trick Daddy and made guest performances on other Slip-n-Slide albums.

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Rick Ross Flaunts Slimmer Figure in Track Suit

Rick Ross
B.P.F. (Blowing Pounds Fast!)

Rick Ross is almost unrecognizable ... save for his trademark beard and tats. Da Boss was looking like a man in charge Monday at LAX as he flaunted a seriously slimmer physique. He was… READ MORE >

Hot Boys Rapper Turk Wants Rick Ross to Leave Him Out of Birdman Beef

Hot Boys Rapper Turk
C'mon, Rick Ross ... Leave Me Out of Your Birdman Beef

Turk from the Hot Boys is begging Rick Ross to quit dragging him into the longstanding feud between Rozay and Birdman. Ross dropped his Birdman diss track, "Idols Become… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Drake & Meek Mill Still Beefing Hard After Rick Ross Tried to Squash It

Drake & Meek Mill
Sorry, Rick Ross ... Our Beef's Still On!

Rick Ross extended an olive branch to Drake to squash the beef, but there is NO cease-fire with Meek Mill ... even after all these months ... TMZ has learned. Sources… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
Rick Ross Says He Squashed Drake Beef for NINE Figure Goals (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
I Made Peace with Drake 'Cause I'm Trying to Make 100 Milli!!

Rick Ross says he squashed his beef with Drake -- during that mess with his artist, Meek Mill -- for one simple reason ... there's a ton of bread to be made.  Rick did an… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Rick Ross Gets Sweet Plea Deal in Kidnapping and Assault Case

Rick Ross
Gets Sweet Plea Deal in Kidnapping Case

Rick Ross just struck a plea deal in his kidnapping trial ... and he's dodged multiple felony bullets. The rapper was in a Fayette County courtroom Tuesday facing kidnapping, aggravated… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Rick Ross Hits Strip Club Hours Before Court (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
What, Me Worry? Hits Strip Club Before Court

The night before his big court hearing for allegedly kidnapping his groundskeeper, Rick Ross was being held hostage by a lot of shaking ass at a strip club. Ross was at Club Platinum in… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago
NFL's Emmanuel Sanders Crazy BDay TURN UP with Rick Ross, Danny Garcia (VIDEO)

NFL's Emmanuel Sanders
Crazy BDay TURN UP ... w/ Rick Ross, Danny Garcia

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders turned 30 with a bang ... turning all the way up with Rick Ross and boxing superstar Danny Garcia at one of the hottest nightclubs in Miami. … READ MORE >

- 100 days ago
Birdman PISSED at Rick Ross for 'Using' Wayne Feud to Push His Sales (AUDIO)

Birdman
Pissed at Rick Ross ... He's Using Me to Sell Records

Rick Ross made a new enemy when he took aim at Birdman ... dissing him hard over his legal war with Lil Wayne and a bunch of other stuff.  Sources close to Birdman tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
Rick Ross Says He Puked His Guts Out Partying With Gronk (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
I Puked My Guts Out Drinking With GRONK

Here's Rick Ross proving that partying with Gronk is almost as dangerous as playing in the NFL ... saying he PUKED HIS GUTS OUT trying to keep up with the Patriots star at a post-Super Bowl turn… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago
Rick Ross Says Kanye Faked His 'Meltdown' (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Kanye Played Y'All With Mental 'Breakdown'

Kanye West is a great actor who fooled everyone into thinking he was melting down, at least according to Rick Ross, who's giving 'Ye props for pulling off a stunt -- but trust us, it's no… READ MORE >

- 198 days ago
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