Freeway Ricky Ross Reveals He Allegedly Owes Rick Ross $1 Million

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FAYETTEVILLE, GEORGIA - JUNE 1: Rapper Rick Ross (William Roberts) at the Promise Land for the 3rd Annual Rick Ross Car & Bike Show on June 1, 2024 in Fayetteville, Georgia. (Photo by Julia Beverly/Getty Images)
Freeway Rick Ross and his hip-hop counterpart had a legal battle over a decade ago due to the rapper's name, and it might not be over.

Freeway Ricky Ross' recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience contained a lot of emotional, reflective, and also salacious moments, especially as it relates to his hip-hop counterpart... in name only. Moreover, he spoke on the legal battle that ensued between him and Rick Ross over the rapper using his namesake as his stage moniker, which went down a bit over a decade ago between 2012 and 2013. The former drug kingpin also claimed that the Maybach Music Group disappears whenever he's around, as if he's actively ducking smoke. Regardless of what's going on currently or what was avoided in the past, Freeway Ricky Ross had some interesting reflections on what did happen between them in court.

"He was a corrections officer… but when he got some money, they all forgot about it," Freeway Ricky Ross said of Rick Ross' trajectory. "You got gangsters doing records with him… people who say they hate snitches doing records with the police officer. Anytime I’m around, he disappears." Previously, during an AllHipHop interview, Freeway claimed that Rozay actually went to visit him in prison to ask for his blessing to use his name, and used it anyway when the Texas native denied him.

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As such, as a result of all this, Freeway Ricky Ross sued Rick Ross for $10 million but lost given his criminal history, a background that also prevented him from trademarking his name. "I owe them a million dollars," Freeway said of the "Champagne Moments" MC's legal team. "Got a million-dollar judgment against me because I had to pay their legal fees." "How would you take my name and not have the decency to ask me? He won’t even admit that he stole the name," he added elsewhere on The Joe Rogan Experience.

Meanwhile, we know that Rick Ross does avoid smoke from time to time, such as lyrical smoke from The Game. The L.A. rapper launched the "Freeway's Revenge" diss against The Biggest Boss, which seems even more of an apt title with this recent Joe Rogan interview in mind. But he seems happy with his car show, his hits, and his social media trolling, so we'll see if this ever changes. We'll also see if Freeway ever really gets revenge when it comes to his name.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.
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