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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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50 Cent Sues Rick Ross -- You Can't Rap Over My Song!!!

50 Cent Sues Rick Ross
You Can't Rap Over My Song!!!

50 Cent is suing Rick Ross for jacking "In Da Club" and rapping over it to promote his new album. 50 just filed a lawsuit in Connecticut ... in the docs he says his classic banger appears on… READ MORE >

Rick Ross -- Wannabe Rapper Dipped Tootsies in Boss' Pool (PHOTOS)

Rick Ross
Wannabe Rapper Dipping Tootsies In Boss' Pool

Rick Ross' pool is so inviting, even the guy who got busted sneaking onto the estate had to take a quick dip.  J. Luchiano snapped a bunch of pics around Ross' Georgia mansion after allegedly… READ MORE >

- 287 days ago
Rick Ross -- Rapper Shows Up on Doorstep, Gets Busted for Trespassing (MUG SHOT)

Rick Ross
Rapper Pops Up at Mansion Gets Busted for Trespassing

An aspiring rapper is claiming Rick Ross tricked him into getting arrested for trespassing after he tried to leave a mixtape on the rapper's doorstep.  J. Luchiano tells TMZ he got a call… READ MORE >

- 294 days ago
Rick Ross -- Making 'Big Moves' with Adrien Broner

Rick Ross
Making 'Big Moves' with Adrien Broner

Rick Ross says he's not just party pals with boxer Adrien Broner -- the two are getting ready to make some BIG business moves together ... and TMZ Sports has the inside scoop. Ross appeared on… READ MORE >

- 299 days ago
Rick Ross -- I'm Gonna Be Bigger Than Hanukkah (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
I'm Gonna Be Bigger Than Hanukkah

Rick Ross just pulled a John Lennon ... pumping up his new album by likening it to the Festival of Lights. Shalom?  Ross' "Black Market" drops this Friday, just two days before… READ MORE >

- 301 days ago
Rick Ross to Adrien Broner -- Don't Sweat Mayweather ... I Got Your Back

Rick Ross to Adrien Broner:
Don't Sweat Mayweather ... I Got Your Back

Rick Ross seems to be taking sides in the Floyd Mayweather vs. Adrien Broner beef -- partying with Broner in Miami this weekend ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.  It's interesting ...… READ MORE >

- 301 days ago
Rick Ross -- Puts Ring Back On Ex-Fiancee Lira Galore ... Just Good Biz (PHOTOS)

Rick Ross
Puts Ring Back On Ex-Fiancee ... Just Good Biz

Rick Ross' 11 ct. ring is back on Lira Galore's hand -- less than 2 weeks after they called off their engagement, and their timing is impeccable. The Boss dropped strong hints he and his ex were… READ MORE >

- 320 days ago
Rick Ross' Ex Lira Galore -- I Want To Be The Next Karrueche

Rick Ross' Ex Lira Galore
I Want To Be the Next Karrueche

Karrueche Tran is the prototype of post-rapper breakup success ... which is why Rick Ross' ex Lira Galore has reached out to Tran's camp for an instruction manual. Sources close to… READ MORE >

- 323 days ago
Rick Ross -- I Got My Engagement Ring Back

Rick Ross
I Got My Engagement Ring Back

Rick Ross is the boss of the insanely expensive engagement ring he bought for his now ex-fiancee ... despite her insinuations.  Lira Galore posted a pic on Monday of her wearing the 11… READ MORE >

- 328 days ago
Rick Ross -- Engagement Off With Model ... Rock Still on Her Hand

Rick Ross
Engagement Off With Model ... Rock Still on Her Hand

Rick Ross and Lira Galore have called off their engagement, less than 2 months after making the leap. We're told they had a major blowout, although it's unclear what it was about -- but it… READ MORE >

- 329 days ago

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