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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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Bankrupt Warren Sapp -- I Didn't REALLY Make That $100k Bet with Rick Ross

Bankrupt Warren Sapp
I Didn't REALLY Make That $100k Bet with Rick Ross

Let the backpedaling begin ... 'cause Warren Sapp is now saying he NEVER made a $100,000 bet with rap mogul Rick Ross ... despite strong video evidence to the contrary. Sapp just went on Twitter… READ MORE >

Warren Sapp -- Is Not Happy Right Now

Warren Sapp
Is Not Happy Right Now

Yeah ... that $100,000 bet was a bad idea. Really bad.We broke the story ... Sapp -- who filed for bankruptcy back in 2012 -- made a $100k Super Bowl bet with rap mogul Rick Ross.  The… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Bankrupt Warren Sapp -- $100K Super Bowl Bet ... With Rick Ross

Bankrupt Warren Sapp
Makes $100K Super Bowl Bet ... With Rick Ross

Warren Sapp better get on his knees and PRAY for Peyton Manning to have the game of his life, 'cause  the guy who declared BANKRUPTCY in 2012 just made a $100,000 bet with Rick Ross that the… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
WWE Superstar Mark Henry -- I Look EXACTLY Like Rick Ross

WWE Superstar
I Look EXACTLY Like Rick Ross

WWE veteran Mark Henry may not be da boss ... but he looks exactly like him.The 418-lb wrestler shaved his head last week ... and afterward, everyone said he looked like Rick Ross. So of course… READ MORE >

- 171 days ago
Rick Ross -- TOP DOG In Concert Lawsuit

Rick Ross
TOP DOG In Concert Lawsuit

Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, Omarion and Stalley are being sued for allegedly bailing on a huge London concert ... but what's really interesting is who commanded the most $$$.  So what's your… READ MORE >

- 199 days ago
Rick Ross -- Check Out My New Toy ... Lil Ed Sheeran

Rick Ross
Check Out My New Toy ... Lil Ed Sheeran

Rick Ross just scooped up the hottest new accessory for Black celebs -- a white pop star sidekick ... and his goes by the name of Ed Sheeran! If that sounds wrong? It is. But Jay Z, Lil Wayne, and… READ MORE >

- 213 days ago
Rick Ross Makes Harvey Levin His B*tch -- Your Name Is 'Hervis' Now

Rick Ross
Makes Harvey His B*tch Your Name Is 'Hervis' Now

Soo ... Rick Ross hijacked one of our camera guys on the streets of NYC this week -- telling him he no longer works for TMZ, he's property of RR. And then he gave Harvey a new name ...… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago
Jet Settin' Stars -- Getting High in Private!

Jet Settin' Stars
Getting High in Private!

Forget security lines, crying babies and delayed flights -- at 30,000 feet, these A-list travelers are opting out of the regular people problems associated with airlines and are flying high in… READ MORE >

- 281 days ago
Rick Ross Sued -- U.O.E.N.O. How Expensive These Rolexes Were

Rick Ross
Sued for $90K U.O.E.N.O. How Expensive These Rolexes Were

Rick Ross has just been sued for being so sophisticated ... he forgot to pay a nearly $90,000 bill for three Rolexes he bought last year -- this according to a new lawsuit.Johnny's Custom Jewelry… READ MORE >

- 296 days ago
Rick Ross -- Bullies His Way Onto TMZ

Rick Ross
Bullies Way Onto TMZ But It's Cool ... Really

Rick Ross is an awesome guy and an undervalued talent in hip-hop. Which is why we lovingly put together this story about him. It's definitely not because he threatened us. Check out TMZ on TV --… READ MORE >

- 320 days ago

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