Former drug kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross says he isn't surprised Rick Ross was intended target of a shooting.
After word got out about rapper Rick RossÂ crashing his Rolls Royce into a building afterÂ being theÂ target of a drive-byÂ shooting very early yesterday morning, on his birthday no less, some have wondered if hisÂ larger-than-life Scarface rapÂ personae is responsible for the attempted hit on his life.
One person who seems to think the Miami rapper is playing the part of a gangster without realizing the very real consequences is Freeway Ricky Ross.
"I'm not surprised that it happened given recent ongoings, when someone doesn't understand the street rules they get confused and incidents like this can take place," the former drug kingpin said in anÂ interview with HipHopDX. "I'm still dealing with ongoing litigation about something as basic as using my name and identity, that should have been dealt with properly a long time ago. We covered it in more depth in the Power of the Name Rick Ross piece."
Freeway Ricky Ross has been involved a very public litigationÂ battle over his name and image with the MMG head honcho and Warner Music.
âThis guy is literally trying to have people confuse him with me as an actual person,âÂ Freeway Ricky Ross said about the lawsuit. âIn every interview I mention SuperflyÂ as the movie that pushed me into powder cocaine. I even said it in the VH1â²s Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and The Crack Generation,Â that was shown around the world. Then he comes out with this new video with the Superfly movie cover as the centerpiece?â
His next court date is set for the end of the summer.