Rick Ross (born January 28th 1976)
Rick Ross is an American Rapper born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and raised in Carol City, Florida. Best known for his singles Maybach Music and Hustlin', Ross also founded the record label Maybach Music Group in 2009 through which he released a series of albums.
Career: Ross made his debut under the pseudonym Teflon Da Don through Suave House Records, and later changed his name to Rick Ross in the mid-2000s. Ross eventually signed to Slip-n-Slide Records, and released his debut album Port of Miami in 2006. The record reached the top spot of the U.S. Billboard 200 Album chart in the first week, with sales at 187,000 units.
Two years later Ross' next album hit the top end of the Billboard 200 too. Entitled Trilla, the record featured a number of successful artists including R.Kelly, T-Pain and Nelly. One of his tracks provoked particular interest - 'Valley of Death', a song where Ross claims that he had lived on the streets whilst working as a prison guard, consequently raising questions on why he had originally lied about this. Rick Ross' next three albums were equally successful. Teflon Don launched in July 2010 reached number two on the Billboard 200 and God Forgives, I Don't - released July 2012 - charted at number eight on the UK Albums Chart. Mastermind, released in March 2014, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Ross' latest album Hood Billionaire came out in November 2014.
Regarding other achievements, in 2012 MTV named Ross as the Hottest MC in the Game and he was nominated by The Source as its 'Man of the Year'.
Personal life: After graduating from High School, Ross attended Albany State University on a football scholarship, and later went on to work as a correctional officer from 1995 to 1997.
Rick Ross has also been involved in a number of legal issues. 2008 saw Ross arrested on both gun and marijuana charges. In 2010 Ross was sued twice: firstly from former drug Kingpin "freeway" Rick Ross who filed a copyright infringement lawsuit for using his name, and secondly from rapper Teflon Don who filed a trademark infringement lawsuit for using his name as an album title. June 2015 saw Ross and his bodyguard arrested for kidnapping and assault charges. In April 2013 Ross was dropped as a spokesman for Reebok after a petition holding 72,000 signatures was presented to the company on account of one of his songs condoning date rape.
In 2009 a feud was sparked at the BET awards following 50 Cent apparently looking the wrong way at Ross. The rivalry lasted five years and included a number of songs released by both artists for the purpose of insulting each other publically.
Ross and his girlfriend survived a drive-by shooting on January 27th 2013 whilst celebrating his 37th birthday. The two were forced to crash their car into an apartment to avoid the gunfire.
The rapper filed bankruptcy proceedings in July, but he looks to have plenty of cash lying around the house.
50 Cent has taken to Instagram to hit back at those who have been making fun of his recent money problems. The rapper has recently been the butt of many a joke by fellow artist Rick Ross since filling bankruptcy proceedings in July, however three months on 50 doesn't seem too strapped for cash anymore.
Rick Ross is getting married!
Rick Ross is engaged to Lira Mercer. Mercer announced the news via snapchat on Thursday (17th September). Ross proposed with a huge diamond ring and Mercer shared images of the ring on her social media feed.
Rick Ross shooting a music video in Los Angeles, November 2014.
This sum will be added to the $5 million in damages that Fiddy has already been ordered to pay to Lastonia Leviston, whose sex tape he leaked online seven years ago.
Things don’t look like improving for 50 Cent any time soon. Just a couple of weeks after he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, he’s now been ordered to pay an extra $2 million in punitive damages to the woman whose sex tape he posted online.
The Associated Press reports that the rapper, real name Curtis Jackson III, will now have to pay a total of $7 million to Lastonia Leviston, the Floridian woman and ex-girlfriend of his rival Rick Ross, after he was found guilty of infringing her right to privacy by posting a sex tape of her without her consent in 2008.
James Renard, Jackson’s attorney, told People magazine in a statement on Friday (July 24th): “Although we appreciate the jury's service, we are disappointed in the result.”
Continue reading: 50 Cent Ordered To Pay Extra $2 Million To Sex Tape Victim
The court case stems from the sex tape he leaked of Lastonia Leviston, a former girlfriend of his rap rival Rick Ross, in 2009.
50 Cent is no longer just the performance name of rapper Curtis Jackson – it may also be his net worth, after reports emerged on Monday that the star has filed for bankruptcy. It comes just three days after a court ordered ‘Fiddy’ to pay $5 million to woman whose sex tape he shared online without her permission.
The Wall Street Journal first reported that Jackson had filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday (July 13th), the same day that he was due to disclose a net worth statement to the Manhattan court that had handed down the judgment in order to calculate punitive damages in addition to the $5 million award given for the victim’s distress. However, the initial bankruptcy filing claims that Jackson has in the range of $10-$50 million both in assets and liabilities.
50 Cent has reportedly filed for bankruptcy on Monday (July 13)
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50 Cent will be shelling out a pretty penny to a woman whose sex tape he posted online back in 2009.
50 Cent, A.K.A. Curtis Jackson, has reportedly been ordered to pay $5 million to a woman whose sex tape he posted online. A New York jury made their decision on Friday (10th July) and they are expected to continue deliberating on possible further punitive damages over the next week.
50 Cent was ordered to pay $5 million in damages to a woman whose sex tape he shared online.
Rick Ross was arrested on Wednesday (24th June) on charges of kidnapping and assault but who is Rick Ross? Here are five things you need to know.
Rick Ross has been in the news over the past few days as he was arrested on charges of kidnapping and assault. 39-year-old Ross was arrested in Fayette County, Georgia on Wednesday (24th June) by the U.S. Marshals' Fugitive Task Force. Few details of his alleged crime have been revealed but another man, thought to be his bodyguard, was also arrested on Wednesday and charged with the same crimes.
Rick Ross has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and assault.
Rick Ross, the rapper best known for his 2008 hit ‘Hustlin’’, was arrested on Wednesday (10th June) in Georgia.
Rick Ross has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. The 39-year-old rapper was reportedly arrested on Wednesday (10th June) after a police officer pulled him over in Fayette Country, Georgia and discovered marijuana in his car.
Rick Ross was arrested in Georgia on Wednesday.
Continue reading: Rapper Rick Ross Arrested On Possession Of Marijuana In Georgia
The chart-topping rap star was reportedly busted in Fayette County in Georgia on Wednesday.
American rapper Rick Ross has reportedly been arrested in Georgia for possession of marijuana in his car, which was initially stopped because its tinted windows were in violation of road regulations.
Fayette County Sherriff’s Office spokesman J. Allen Stevens said that Ross, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts, had been processed and placed in the county jail on Wednesday afternoon (June 10th). Atlanta news outlet WSB first reported the arrest, which has since been confirmed by Billboard.
Rick Ross is reported to have been arrested on Wednesday (June 10th)
Continue reading: Rick Ross Arrested On Suspicion Of Marijuana Possession
Echo Hattix and Rosa Acosta - American rapper and founder of Maybach Music Group Rick Ross gave a live performance at SupperClub in Hollywood which was attended by a variety of celebrities including rapper Wiz Khalifa who enjoyed large joint in the club in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 20th December 2014
The 38 year-old rap star was arrested after failing to show up to a court date for possessing marijuana from 2013.
Rick Ross, whose real name is William L. Roberts, has ran into some legal trouble...again.
The rap star was arrested on Friday night in Greensborough, North Carolina, right after his performance at the 2014 SuperJam at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Ross was apprehended due to 1 year-old warrant from another North Carolina arrest involving possession of marijuana.
Rick Ross was arrested in North Carolina on Friday (27th June) on an outstanding warrant resulting from his failure to appear in court over a 2013 drug charge.
It's been one of those weeks for Rick Ross. He was reportedly blocked from performing in Detroit last Saturday (21st June) and was detained by police on Friday (27th June) in North Carolina, according to reports.
Rick Ross was arrested on Friday (27th June).
The 38-year-old rapper, AKA William Leonard Roberts II, was taken into custody late on Friday night, according to reports in TMZ. He was allegedly arrested last year for possession of marijuana but failed to turn up at court. Ross was apprehended by authorities after his performance at the SuperJam 2014 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Continue reading: Rick Ross Arrested In North Carolina On Outstanding Drug Charge Warrant
Date of birth
28th January, 1976