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Rick Ross is GETTING SUED by Rick Ross!

rickross 05262010 Rick Ross is GETTING SUED by Rick Ross!

Will the real Rick Ross please stand up?

Former big time Miami drug dealer Freeway Ricky Ross is planning on suing rapper Rick Ross (real name: William Leonard Roberts II) over usage of the name “Rick Ross.” Since being released from federal prison on parole in 2009 after serving 20 years of a life sentence, the real Rick Ross plans to battle the Def Jam rapper in the courts this summer for using his name without permission.

Ross, who was sentenced to life in prison back in the early 90’s for attempting to purchase over 100 kilos of cocaine and running a $2 million per day multi-state drug empire, claims that Miami rapper Rick Ross signed a lucrative recording contract with Def Jam Records back in 2006 and began making music and creating his rap persona off of his image.

In an attempt to gain legal control over his own name, Freeway Ricky had lawyers send cease-and-desist letters to Def Jam requesting that the rapper stop using his name, but they were ignored. So in response, Ross plans to sue Def Jam and its parent company Universal, along with Rick Ross and other unnamed individuals.

In the meantime, Freeway Rick Ross is working on a movie about his life, due to be released sometime in 2011 and he’s also said to be working on a book deal. He also recently launched his own website in an effort to build a following and promote his dispute over his name.

Rick Ross the rapper, who hit the scene back in 2006 with his debut single “Hustlin” is gearing up for the release of his 4th studio album Teflon Don, which is slated to drop on July 6th.
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Lovely10

May 27, 2010 at 2:05 AM
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Crazy

 
iysoh16

May 27, 2010 at 2:06 AM
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lmao smh niggas….will do anythin for a quicc bucc lol

 
DivaBabyTX

May 27, 2010 at 3:39 AM
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Ummm That is that man’s name. He shouldn’t have to sue over it. Rick Ross and Def Jam was wrong for that shit. He been making money off that man name. Shit I’d sue to. Love the rapper Rick Ross, but dude, you should’ve asked permission first. It wasn’t like the nigga was hard to find

 
IMTHECOOL1

May 27, 2010 at 3:57 AM
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Boss get ready to get your hustle on because this may get ugly.

 
MzTootZ

May 27, 2010 at 5:56 AM
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Agreeing with @#4

 
PlushDiva

May 27, 2010 at 6:00 AM
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Question number 1..is he going to sue Freeway too? Even though he won’t get much. Both Freeway and Rick Ross have not only stolen this man’s name, but his persona. They copied his heavy beard and stole the whole man’s swagger in hopes to duplicate the street cred that this man had. Truth is, they didnt just do 20 years in the pen, the real Rick Ross did. Cough up some major money or change your name to whatever your momma named you as. People so insecure in themselves they gotta pretend to be someone else to be succesful.

 
mstif2u411

May 27, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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Let me get this straight …. a drug dealer that spent 20 years is tryna sue some one over the usage of a name…. that he aint got no kinda patent on or anything of the sort…. this guy has never made any money of this name besides from coke???? Imma lil llost (o_O) any who if he goes by “freeway rick ross” then he proly wont get much of anything….. the names are not the same just like when jay-z had to hyphen his ….

 
kelz971

May 27, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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that’s just plain wrong!!!

 
Blanquita

May 27, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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shrug

 
FlyyMami

May 27, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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mstif2u411
“Let me get this straight …. a drug dealer that spent 20 years is tryna sue some one over the usage of a name…. that he aint got no kinda patent on or anything of the sort….”

- Lol I’ma lil lost too

 
Jazzo24

May 27, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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I dont think its wrong that he is getting sued. In prior interview Rick Ross told officer ricky that he had a problem with dude using his name. And not even that how would you like for someone to use your name under false pretence? officer ricky didnt put in no kind of work what so ever. Bottom line its that mans name and if its being used with out his say so then he can sue

 
PlushDiva

May 27, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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You shouldnt have to get a patent on your name. If someone starts calling themselves by your name and dressing and acting like you to make money, how would you feel. Its sad that he is some sort of celebrity because of his drug affiliation, but its the sad truth. Its identity theft pure and simple. Lots of rappers/celebrities have been thru it including jay z. All he had to do was spell it different or put a hyphen in it, but he didnt…he kept it exactly the same. Pay up!

 
Skeetada904Don

May 27, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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The Real Rick Ross is not from Miami, he is from Compton. @#6 no he is not he said a while ago that Freeway was good. I think when he got our Free went a chopped it up with him (cut a check).

 
904AllStar

May 27, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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He wont win…

He has no patent or trademark for his name…

I guess if you have a child that is born and his name is Richard Ross nad goes by Rick Ross he can be sued ??? nope… look it up he has no chance of winning…

 
kelvinmiles

May 27, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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This is a joke. He made his name selling drugs illegally and now he wants money for someone else using his name. He is not the only Rick Ross in the world. There are hundreds of Rick Ross out there. His image was illegal and he has no rights to sue for a name regardless. He needs to spend his time on the new book and movie.

 
Shaggy25

May 27, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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#2 yer a fool,freeway has every right ta sue the man,the bastard came out with effin song’s talkin all about slangin and that fat ross aint no ricky ross trust me playa. So im down with Ricky i hope he sue’s the hell outta def jam and universal he Deserves it he made that name and it is his name so Eff the artist guess if that artist was a true artist He woulda came wit a name he made up.

peace

 
nremixxx

May 27, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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Relaxxxx – it’s just a name.

 
lexilexiloo92

May 27, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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i hope he takes him for everything his fat ass got!! who does that? like seriously

 
Rstar718

May 28, 2010 at 12:10 AM
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Rick Ross could just add “Tell Em” to his name,that might work

 
Starr6

May 28, 2010 at 1:27 AM
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My feelings are mixed on this,the end.

 
MOniiQue92

May 28, 2010 at 3:28 AM
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Ill Pretend I Care… Like He’s The Only Rick Ross In The World. Why Don’t You Just Sue Them All ?! Asshole

 
DivaBabyTX

May 28, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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Those that are saying SUE ALL THE RICK ROSS’….ummm those other Rick Ross’ are not putting out albums and making millions off his persona. Duh. Of course he’s not gonna sue the Tax Accountant Rick Ross. But Officer Rick’s name is not Rick Ross…its William Leonard Roberts. Rick Ross’ persona is what is in question here. Illegal or not, its his shit.

 
ushouldbemyne

May 28, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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I’m on board with him suing Rick Ross…

It wasn’t just the name tho.
It started there, but that’s not where it ended.
Wasn’t Rick Ross a Police Officer or Security Guard or some ish?..
So when he took this man’s name all of a sudden he’s got all this street cred and he’s a big bad ass and sold boatloads of drugs and a whole bunch of other frivolous crap that street nicca’s glorify!
He emulated this man’s whole persona!

I say Sue his heavy ass!

 
SWISHA

May 28, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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THIS SOUND LIKE SOME CB-4 TYPE SHIT LMAO. I KNOW YALL REMEMBER THAT MOVIE.

 
Dontex

May 28, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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This shid is just a waste of time…the real Rick Ross aint gonna win dude wastin the little money he does have on lawyers…his name wasn’t a registered trademark…dude was a coke dealer u think the give out trademarks for that lol….if anything the Rapper Rick Ross is the one that kept his name and story relevant while he was in jail…or else he would have been forgotten just like all the countless other niggaz that sell that snow and were big time in there hay day but now there just no names rotting in a jail cell…

 

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