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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 258 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 >

- 262 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 >

- 263 days ago
Rick Ross -- No More House Arrest In Pistol-Whipping Case

Rick Ross
No More House Arrest In Pistol-Whipping Case

Rick Ross is a free man once again -- sorta -- because he's off house arrest.  Ross was ordered to stay put at home in the case where he allegedly pistol-whipped a man. A judge ruled Friday… READ MORE >

- 266 days ago
Rick Ross -- Still Down With The King ... LeBronizes Home Bball Court (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Still Down With The King ... LeBronizes Home Bball Court

Rick Ross is a forgiving boss ... 'cause even though LeBron James took his talents back to Cleveland, the rap superstar is making a royal gesture that proves he's still down with the king. Ross… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago
Rick Ross -- I Squashed the Beef ... Between Meek Mill & Wale

Rick Ross
I Squashed the Beef Between Meek Mill & Wale

Well, that was quick ... Rick Ross says the war between Meek Mill and Wale is OVER -- and they're gonna prove it by coming together on a new album.  In a video statement to TMZ, Ross says… READ MORE >

- 275 days ago
Rick Ross -- Pumped For Miami Dolphins ... Thank God We Fired Coach! (VIDEO)

Rick Ross
Pumped For Miami Dolphins Thank God We Fired Coach!

The Boss is pleased ... with Rick Ross telling TMZ Sports he's THRILLED the Miami Dolphins axed head coach Joe Philbin -- because now things are finally looking up for his favorite NFL… READ MORE >

- 291 days ago
Rick Ross -- Ex-Groundskeeper's a Liar ... I Never Pistol-Whipped Him

Rick Ross
Ex-Groundskeeper's a Liar I Never Pistol-Whipped Him

Rick Ross is attacking the groundskeeper who is suing him for allegedly pistol-whipping and beating him ... but this time, Ross is admittedly attacking with a gun ... a hired gun. Ross has filed… READ MORE >

- 303 days ago
Rick Ross -- Sued for Rape ... But He Didn't Touch Her (UPDATE)

Rick Ross
Sued for Rape But He Didn't Touch Her

6:25 PM PT -- Rick Ross tells TMZ ... "It has been brought to my attention that serious allegations have been made against an independent contractor, who's services I use often. And while I am… READ MORE >

- 306 days ago

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