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Rapper Rick Ross, born William Leonard Roberts, is from the Carol City section of Miami. In 2013, Ross won a lawsuit filed against him by drug kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross who had claimed the rapper stole his identity. The judge ruled the rapper’s stage name was protected speech. Aside from music, he’s invested in Wingstop and Checkers fast food franchises and promotes Luc Balaire rosé. After experiencing a health scare involving seizures, Ross committed himself to losing weight by changing his eating habits and doing Crossfit. In June 2015, Ross was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Fayette County, Georgia for kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery charges for a confrontation involving a man working on his home. He was accused of pistol-whipping and kidnapping. A couple of weeks prior, he was busted for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Before he was famous, Ross had been a corrections officer. He was engaged to Lira Galore for two months in 2015. Ross had a daughter with Briana Camille in September 2017, although he is linked romantically to Twitter exec Liz Hagelthorn. He has two other children, Toie Roberts and William Roberts III, from a previous relationship.

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Rick Ross Says Dwyane Wade Can Save Miami Heat, 'We Goin' Back!'

Rick Ross
D-Wade Can Save Miami Heat ... 'We Goin' Back!'

How hyped is Rick Ross on Dwyane Wade being back with the Heat?? We asked the Miami rap star on his way outta London Hotel in New York City and he let us know in the most… READ MORE >

Judge Who Sent Meek Mill Back to Prison Investigated by FBI

Meek Mill
FBI Probes Philly Judge Behind 2-4 Year Sentence

Meek Mill might have caught a huge break in his probation case and subsequent prison sentence fight -- 'cause the FBI is probing the judge who threw him back in jail ... TMZ has learned. Law… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
Rick Ross 'Pouring the Love Out' for Meek Mill During Rally

Rick Ross & Dr. J
Pour the Love Out for Meek Mill

Meek Mill's supporters filled the streets of Philadelphia to demand his release from prison ... as Rick Ross and Dr. J provided some inspiration. The #FreeMeek campaign got several hundred people… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
Rick Ross and Dr. J Leading Free Meek Mill Rally

Meek Mill
Rick Ross & Dr. J Leading Philly Rally

Meek Mill is getting some high-powered support -- Rick Ross and NBA legend Dr. J will lead a rally Monday afternoon in Philadelphia ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected to the rap honcho… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
Rick Ross Threatened, You Turned My Caprice into a Maybach!!!

Rick Ross
You Turned My Caprice into a Maybach!!!

Rick Ross has no business blurting "Maybach Music" on any of his tracks, because he stole it ... so says a rapper threatening to sue Da Boss. Ishaq Muhammad -- aka Young Muhammad -- fired off… READ MORE >

- 169 days ago
Mayweather/McGregor Fight Attracts a Slew of Big Celebrities

Fight Attracts a Slew of Celebs

The Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor fight will be riddled with celebrities ... and TMZ Sports knows some who will be front and center. Here's a partial list: -- Angelina Jolie -- Drake -- Elon… READ MORE >

- 190 days ago
Rick Ross Apologizes for Misogynist Remarks About Not Hiring Female Artists

Rick Ross
I'll Do Better Apologizes to Female Artists

Rick Ross admits he made a mistake when he said he hadn't signed female artists to his label because he'd "end up f***ing" them. Renzel issued an apology Thursday, backpedaling from his… READ MORE >

- 212 days ago
Rick Ross Sued for Bailing on Concert and Holding Deposit (UPDATE)

Rick Ross Sued
You Bailed on Us!!! Gonna Need That $87k

Rick Ross was a no-show for a concert, but still made off with a ton of cash ... so claims the company suing him to get back that dough. Washington County Family Entertainment says it hired… READ MORE >

- 233 days ago
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 >

- 242 days ago
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 >

- 253 days ago
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