TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

LATEST STORIES
  
Rick Ross -- Outcoached For Good Cause ... Loses Charity Hoops Game To Ex-NFL Star

Rick Ross
Outcoached For Good Cause ... Loses Charity Hoops Game To Ex-NFL Star

Rick Ross just got out-bawsed ... but he ain't sweatin' it -- 'cause even though he got CRUSHED in a celeb hoops game ... he raised a TON of cash for a local charity. Ross stepped up to coach… READ MORE >

Sidney Rice -- Challenging Rick Ross for Wing King Supremacy

Sidney Rice
Challenging Rick Ross For Wing King Supremacy

// Sidney Rice vs. Rick Ross doesn't seem like a fair fight (though Rozay has dropped some weight lately), but the NFL receiver says he could take the rap mogul ... when it comes to… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Rick Ross -- I'm Still Gunning for Dolphins Ownership

Rick Ross
I'm Still Gunning for Dolphins Ownership

Rick Ross says he still wants to be Tha Boss of the Miami Dolphins ... telling TMZ Sports he "can't wait" for team officials to invite him to become a minority owner.  As we previously… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
WWE's Mark Henry -- I Need Rick Ross' Help ... To Kick Some Ass

WWE's Mark Henry
I Need Rick Ross' Help ... To Kick Some Ass

WWE superstar Mark Henry wants to enter the ring like a BOSS -- which is why he's calling on his doppleganger Rick Ross to remix his famous theme music so he can kick ass with a brand new… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Rick Ross and Meek Mill -- Brawl Breaks Out During 'All Star' Club Gig (VIDEO)

Rick Ross and Meek Mill
Brawl Breaks Out During 'All Star' Club Gig

A brawl erupted between a group of guys who picked a fight with Rick Ross and Meek Mill at a club Friday night ...  so claim eyewitnesses who say the rappers got physical during the… READ MORE >

- 81 days ago
Rick Ross -- RedFoo Screwed Sky Blu Out of LMFAO

Rick Ross
RedFoo Screwed Sky Blu Out of LMFAO

Rick Ross wants to squash his legal beef with LMFAO, but he claims RedFoo is holding up talks by bossing around Sky Blu -- just like he did when the group broke up ... according to Rick. In… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
Rick Ross -- Whiteside Is The Rightside ... At Least In the NBA

Rick Ross
Whiteside Is The Rightside ... At Least In the NBA

No, this post has nothing to do with Donald Sterling ... the Whiteside we're talkin' about is a 25-year-old monster who could be the next big superstar in the NBA ... so says Rick Ross.  Ross… READ MORE >

- 89 days ago
JaMarcus Russell -- Poppin Bottles With Rick Ross

JaMarcus Russell
Poppin Bottles With Rick Ross

JaMarcus Russell might've finally given up on his NFL dreams, but his dreams of living like a boss look very alive 'cause TMZ Sports has a pic of the former #1 overall pick hanging with one of the… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Rolls-Royce vs. Royce Rizzy -- High End Car Company Sues ... That's Our Name!!

Rolls-Royce vs. Royce Rizzy
High End Car Company Sues ... That's Our Name!!

In the hip-hop world, you don't steal another MC's name ... even if MC stands for motor car -- which is exactly what Rolls-Royce claims a rapper named Rolls Royce Rizzy has done.According to the… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
Jalen Rose -- Rick Ross Wants Out of $100k Bet ... I'll Settle for Lobster

Jalen Rose
Rick Ross Wants Out of $100k Bet ... I'll Settle For Lobster

Seems Rick Ross is officially off the hook in his $100k NBA bet with Jalen Rose -- with Jalen telling TMZ Sports he's willing to let the whole thing go for some delicious lobster. You know… READ MORE >

- 114 days ago

Around The Web