Freeway Ricky Ross is not giving up his case against Rick Ross.
Freeway Ricky Ross may not have been successful in getting his name back from Rick Ross, but he hasn't given up just yet. After losing his legal battle in the L.A. Supreme Court, he's now taking Rozay to the United States Supreme Court. The former gangster spoke more about his decision in an interview with the Murder Master Music Show.
“They said that this was a first amendment right,” he argued. “That he had a first amendment right to use my name. Basically, what they said is that anybody now can take anybody’s name and if they tweak it [as they said] and turn it into a character, you can use their name. Everybody’s name is fair game from what the courts is saying. As long as you tweak it and you not doing the same thing [is] basically what they did.”
Freeway then revealed his plans to pursue the case. "We headed to the Supreme Court right now,” he said. “I was so thrilled in my lawyers, with such standup lawyers, that they called me even though—you know they been fighting with Universal and Warner Bros., two of the biggest corporations in this country. When we went to court they had about 15 lawyers and I had one lawyer. And she’s standing up. She told me she said…She called me and she was like ‘Man, what you think?’ And I was like ‘Man, I wanna fight on.’ And she was like ‘I do too.’ So, you know, it was like a mutual agreement between the two of us just to keep it moving.”
Apparently the case took about a year to go to court in L.A., so we likely won't be hearing about it for a while. It hasn't discouraged Freeway however, who said, "I feel like time is on my side. I’m still out here pushing my movement.”