The biggest boss Rick Ross COVERS the latest issue of ROLLING STONE where he finally talks about being a corrections officer. And also his weed addiction, those seizures, and gay marriage. Find out what he said inside and get deets on Trey Songz putting his R. Kelly beef to bed.
It turns out the 50 Cent was right. At one point in time, there really was an "Officer Ricky." In the latest issue of ROLLING STONE, rapper Rick Ross opens up about his past as a corrections officer. The rapper with the #1 album in the country right now claims he used to "wash his hands" of past misdeeds after he saw his BFF go down with 10-years for drug dealing. He revealed,
"This was my best friend, who I ate peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches with, and pork and beans with, my buddy, my partner, my number-one dude. Suddenly I'm talking to him over federal phone calls. Hearing the way it was building, I knew I couldn't take nothing for granted."
"My homey's father was a huge influence on my life, too . . . He was the one who was like, 'Yo, go get a job somewhere, man. Go be a fireman. Or go be a fucking corrections officer. Just go sit down somewhere."
Here are other highlights from the interview:
On his seizures and smoking too much weed: "I'm most definitely an avid user, a pothead, however you want to look at it. I call it green caviar. It's like a short vacation – it helps me chill out. And people really love it when I chill out, because I can really be a dickhead."
On going to a small Christian school: "They wanted me to learn the Ten Commandments. I told them I didn't really have time for that right now," recalls Ross, who eventually made his way back to public school and excelled as an offensive lineman in high school football. "I got through high school on my popularity and shit," Ross says. "But my grades was never good. I was never good at math."
On the Colorado theater shooting: "Such a cowardly act. I think we all have a right to bear arms, whichever amendment that is." (Even assault rifles? He shrugs.) "I got 'em."
On freedom of speech on gay marriage issue: "Chick-fil-A obviously took their stand. That's their right – the same way the pro-gay people are taking their stand. I believe everybody got the right to live their own life the way they want to." (So does that mean he'd support a Chick-fil-A boycott?) "Naw. I love that spicy chicken."
LOL! The issue hits stands on Friday and his latest LP (which is the hotness by the way), God Forgives, I Don't, is in stores now.
In other music news.......
Trey Songz and R. Kelly have ended their "beef" as the Chapter 5 crooner declares him the a "king" of music. A couple years ago, Trey got a little big for his britches saying R stole Aaron Hall's whole steez. Now, he's playing nice:
"I love R. Kelly. He recently said that he would love to work with me, said that he's a fan of mine and that's very special to me," Trey told MTV News. "I can't really explain how much that means to me. He's been an influencer and an idol for me for a long time. We had our differences and right now we're in a great place. No matter how well I do, [R. Kelly] is the king forever in my eyes."
Earlier, R. Kelly had his own positive words for Trey and warned young artists to avoid beefs. He told MTV News,
"I feel there's a lot of talented guys out there when it comes to R&B, and what I urge guys out there to do, that's coming up under me, [aiming for] longevity, is to stay away from beef."
"Stay away from beef, stay true and respectful to music and to the ones that inspired you to do what you do. I think that's going to be the key to having longevity and it's also going to be the key to keeping R&B alive. You don't want R&B singers to get into beef. Leave that to the rappers, let them do that — R&B, be classy. That's for the ladies and having babies and having fun."
Watch Trey discuss R. Kelly here:
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