Freeway Calls Rick Ross’ Rolling Stone Interview “Scripted”
By Lora Neng
WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
August 17, 2012
Despite the combative tone of Rick Ross’, or Rozay’s, new album “God Forgives, I Don’t,” the rapper appeared in sunny spirits on the new cover of Rolling Stone. Even though he suffered from numerous seizures over the past year, he said it was likely the result of being a pothead: “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.” He had a lot of comments skirting the line of contradiction with ease.
On gun control, he was disgusted by the cowardice of the Colorado theater shooting, but “I think we all have a right to bear arms, whichever amendment that is.” Asked about assault rifles, he shrugged. “I got ‘em.”
Rozay explained that he became a corrections officer when his best friend, “who I ate peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches with, and pork and beans with, my buddy, my partner, my number-one dude,” was caught for trafficking cocaine and heroin, and “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.” He said his “homey’s father” encouraged him to get a job, be a corrections officer if it came down to it.
The other Ricky Ross, Freeway, was not celebrating the media attention, however, and called the answers scripted BS. He responded to AllHipHop: “No one tells you to go be a correctional officer before all the other jobs that build our community such as a Carpenter, Mechanic or Preacher. They especially wont say it when their son just got convicted for a long sentence behind unfair drug laws. They tell you get a job , and don’t do crime. They don’t say ‘William my son is in jail for 20 years for a nonviolent offense, save yourself and go become his guard be a correctional officer.’ ”
William “Rozay” Roberts is currently under litigation for allegedly profiting off the similarity of his stage name to that of the former kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross and believes in the universal right to free speech.
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