Freeway Ricky Ross Taking Case Against Rick Ross To U.S. Supreme Court

posted Friday January 10 ,2014 at 12:00PM CST | 173 comments

Freeway Ricky Ross Taking Case Against Rick Ross To U.S. Supreme Court

Freeway Ricky Ross says he'll continue with his case against Rick Ross until he receives justice.

Weeks after a California appeals court ruled in rapper Rick Ross’ favor in a lawsuit filed by Freeway Ricky Ross, Ricky Ross has revealed that he now plans on taking his case to the United States Supreme Court.

The former drug kingpin revealed the news during an interview on the Murder Master Music Show. Ricky Ross also stated that it was Ross’ first amendment right that protected the Maybach Music Group helmsman in the lawsuit since the name he used for his stage name was tweaked and turned into a character.

“They said that this was a first amendment right,” Ricky Ross said. “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.”

Speaking further on his desire to take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ricky Ross gave credit to his lawyer who he says was also willing to take the next step.

"Absolutely. 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.”

Ricky Ross, who says he has no plans on stopping until he gets justice, informed listeners that taking his case to the U.S. Supreme Court could take well over a year.

“You know that stuff it’s a drawn out battle. To go to the California Supreme Court took a year,” Ricky Ross said. “So, I can imagine to go the U.S. Supreme Court will take a little longer. But you know, I feel like time is on my side. I’m still out here pushing my movement.”

Prior to a verdict being reached in Ricky Ross’ case against Rick Ross, the former drug kingpin spoke exclusively with HipHopDX about being embraced by the rap community, the prison system, and more. During his conversation with HipHopDX, Ricky Ross also shared his belief that the drug business funded Hip Hop.

“We gotta be honest. The drug business funded Hip Hop,” he said. “Most guys didn’t have money to buy $1,000 turntables or mixing boards, so Hip Hop was funded by drugs…Nobody else was going to give us a loan. Nobody was going to give a young Eazy-E a loan to go out and do records, rent a studio or any of the stuff he had to do. Nobody was gonna loan him that money to pay someone to introduce him to Jerry Heller. So he had to get his money by any means that he could. By any means necessary.”

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  • Anonymous
    You shouldn't care what else he lies about.
  • Anonymous
    Back when he was 19. Of course he's going to deny it when he's in his 30's and making millions. Besides, it was nobody's business anyway. Simply a smear tactic.
    • Anonymous
      gotta wonder what else he's lying about
  • Anonymous
    A C/O is a legitimate profession. Snitching is the lowest thing any criminal can do.
    • Anonymous
      so legit he lied about it and denied it even when they had pictures of him in uniform. LOL
  • Anonymous
    You need a positive role model in your life. He taught himself to read. Wow. That's amazing. Come on America. Give this former drug dealer and overall lowlife a good job so he can use it as a front to launder money.
  • Anonymous
    "and got his life sentence over turned" That's called snitching.
    • Anonymous
      damn you against snitching now but you co-sign a C.O. who's job was to snitch on inmates and search their bums for dope?
  • Anonymous
    It's even harder to make legit money when the only thing on your resume is that of a drug dealer. Imagine those references lol Has it also dawned on you that when William cashes checks it doesn't have the name Rick Ross on them.
    • Anonymous
      i'd hire him. he taught himself how to read then taught himself the law and got his life sentence over turned. thats a real nigga.
  • Anonymous
    "he just wants his name back" Not buying it. He never lost his name. This is about money, or the opportunity to make it.
    • Anonymous
      hard to make legit money and turn your life around when someones out there using your name and rep to promote violence, drug dealing and date rape
  • Anonymous
    "members of the community, fans past and present, men and women, do not cosign identity theft" Members of the community also don't co-sign a former real life monster who sold drugs and snitched his way out of life behind bars.
  • BAWSE!!!
    give it up you starving nigg no 1 gives a fuck and your just wasting your time
  • Anonymous
    If the streets cared about this as much as the nerds online do then maybe Freeway would have a chance but when your biggest supporters are white G Unit fans then nobody gives a fuck.
    • Anonymous
      you the only one talkin bout G-Unit fuckboi
    • Anonymous
      people in real life do care son, not just internet geeks, and you know what? members of the community, fans past and present, men and women, do not cosign identity theft
    • Anonymous
      normal people are too busy enjoying life, getting pussy, playing sports, kicking it with friends and having fun, if you have a normal functional social life how much time do you have to concern yourself with some fat entertainer using some snitch drug dealers name? You could be out mentoring youth or doing community service at your local police station instead of wasting your energy on something that has no bearing over you and your life.
    • Anonymous
      "doing community service at your local police station" a rick ross fan just said this LOLOLOL
    • Anonymous
      you can sit here and howl at the moon all you want to but it's been water cooler and bar talk for years and a good majority believe that although it's about the music, they do not agree with the identity theft are you adult enough to come to terms? because even the judge and his very own lawyer admit to the theft and the irony is a former law enforcement official is protected by.........the law
    • Anonymous
      "a rick ross fan just said this LOLOLOL" Im a freeway rick fan you piece of shit but I know the difference between the police a snitch, a Fed, a CO, and a scumbag. You are a piece of shit.
    • Anonymous
      bus drivers, marketing agents, lawyers, journalists, secretaries, teachers, mail room clerks, county clerks, CO's, PO's, officers, mothers, fathers, dealers, hustlers, bartenders, DJs, promoters, toll booth collectors, roofers, flaggers, cement pourers, radio station program directors, video directors, small business owners, struggling artists that listing contains the community not just a bunch of "g unit stans" who troll websites you far away from reality so stop speaking on it
  • Anonymous
    Krackerr Feds be on these blogs telling geek-freaks to convince their favorite rapper confess to crimes on wax so they can get audited, or indicted, we aint stupid fuck boy, we seen what you did to Boosie.
    • Anonymous
      we all know ross aint commit no crimes except date rape
    • Anonymous
      Are you going to press charges or just let it go?
  • Anonymous
    "Rick Ross lied in his rap like all other rappers does." ^ spoken like a true lemming if some people were wiping sh^t on their face you would say "everybody does it" and cosign it
  • Anonymous
    "lawyers aint free he far from broke Then why is after another man's money if he's still caked up? I don't doubt he stashed some millions away, but clearly he's not raking in what he used to on a daily basis.
    • Anonymous
      who said anything about another mans money? he just wants his name back
    • Anonymous
      that's what happens when you talk sh^t all the time you swear you're always right and believe your own words that you forget what the conversation is really about
    • Anonymous
      typical quoteman
  • RHX
    Rappers usually adopt a made up name, what kind of man actually uses a real name as a replacement for his own? Let alone someone else's. Faggot shit. The worst part about it is the fake Rick Ross actually acts like he bout that life. His whole persona is a front.
    • Anonymous
      he tattooed another mans government name on his hands LOL
    • Anonymous
      He tattooed his stage name on his hands in honor of the millions of dollars he made under the stage name.
    • Anonymous
      if i was freeway i would send my shooters to williams house and have them burn my name off his chubby fingers
  • Anonymous
    let it go you washed up old cunt
    • Anonymous
      has anyone ever stolen your identity? would u let it go?
  • djb
    Some of you are just so dumb is incredible. How the hell do you defend someone who poison his community as a real nigga or how do you believe that half of what comes out of rappers/musician/actors mouth are actually real. Show me a real rapper who had done half of what they say in their music and i show you a liar. Like DR.Dre once say it is only entertainment and you are dumb as fuck to actually think that they did what they say they did. That would mean that Tupac/B.I.G/Eminem/DMX/Snoop/NWA etc... have killed people and i guess they would all be in prison now. Rick Ross lied in his rap like all other rappers does. Do i believe that he did half of what he say he did NO but some of his music are enjoyable (B.M.F) and i listen to it. I have loved hip hop all my life (36 yrs old) and will always love hip hop but i am not stupid to believe that in everything that rapper rap about.
    • Anonymous
      "Rick Ross lied in his rap like all other rappers does. " it wasnt just his raps that he lied in... he lied in numerous interviews and lied about his past job as an officer of the law
  • For real
    Nice way to spend your last money real drugy ross.I think the officer is punishing you for the sins you committed in the past.you are still facing indirect sentence
  • jay
    You should have let Suge and them west coast niggas handled it in the street like they wanted to, then we can all forget about that fat fuck C.O
  • Pablo Escobar
    Who would honestly steal someone else identity? Especially a drug dealer..
  • Lloyd Banks
    I have no remorse for this scumbag who created crack babies and help start drug wars, let him suffer, he lost the rights to his name when he bitched up and became a rat to save his own ashy skin. Im not a fan of that fat fucker Ross but at least Ross is doing a lot of good shit for his community.
    • Anonymous
      so if a 2Pak showed up looking the same with the rap stories but was a waiter at AppleBee's would you cosign or switch it up because your double standards kicked in identity theft is identity theft
    • Max
      Looser after all the crack babies he fathered and lives he destroyed. Why dosnt he chase rapper Freeway. Oh cause hes broke. SMH
    • Anonymous
      rapper Freeway showed him respect and called him to ask permission to use the name
    • Anonymous
      rapper Freeway wasn't a C.O. pretending to be a nigga who had life in prison
    • Anonymous
      they still trying to use Freeway as an excuse, lol how many times do we the people have to tell you oblivious cretins that Philly Free asked for permission you must want to stay ignorant to the fact
  • Lloyd Banks
    Lets start a Paypal account to help Freeway Rick pay for his lawyers since this is an issue of great concern to us, lets put our money where our keystrokes are.