Drug kingpin Sues Rick Ross Over Name

Chris Masi
STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
5/25/10

Rick Ross, AKA “The Teflon Don” may not prove to be as bulletproof as his nickname implies when he enters the courtroom. Former drug kingpin “Freeway” Ricky Ross is taking the Ross to court over the use of his name and likeness.

Dubbed by FreewayEnterprise.com “The War Against the 4,” Ross plans to sue the rapper, his label Def Jam, Universal and other parties who he claims exploited his name and his past as a drug dealer in the black community. According to the kingpin, he even sent a cease-and-desist to Ross’ Def Jam from prison back in 2006 while the rapper was gearing up for his debut album “Port of Miami”, but he did not receive even a response from the record label.

“Freeway” Ross was released from prison last year after a ten year term for attempting to purchase 100 kilograms of cocaine from a federal agent. During the 1980s and ’90s, Ross oversaw a drug empire that extended from Los Angeles to Ohio. After his arrest in ’96, a series of articles were published linking Ross’ drug connect Danilo Blandon to the CIA as a part of the Iran Contra.

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4 Comments for “Drug kingpin Sues Rick Ross Over Name”

  1. I’ll try to get an exclusive with Rick to find out about the fake Rick Ross and other things going on with him.

  2. […] Drug kingpin Sues Rick Ross Over Name Chris Masi STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER 5/25/10 Rick Ross, AKA “The… […]

    • Tee Baby

      I was around during the times of Freeway and there is only one Freeway Rick. i think he will win and he should. This young rapper took Freeways image and attempted to make i his own and is capitalizing off of it, that is wrong.

  3. […] Drug kingpin Sues Rick Ross Over Name Chris Masi STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER 5/25/10 Rick Ross, AKA “The… […]

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