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Freeway Rick Ross encourages rapper Rick Ross to help fight hip-hop to prison pipeline


In what seems like an ongoing crusade to garner some sort of attention or acknowledgement from his namesake, former drug kingpin Freeway Rick Ross is once again reaching out to Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross, but this time he comes in peace.

In a recently released video statement, Freeway Rick implores the “You Know I Got It” rapper to come clean about the real source of his success:

“To William Roberts, aka Rick Ross, who’s using my name, I’m inviting you in to come with me. Let’s fight this culture. Let’s fight this penitentiary culture that hip-hop’s been spreading. Let’s make a difference. Me and you need to come together and you need to tell them that you didn’t make your money selling drugs and making music is how you became famous. See, it’s nothing wrong with making music just like it’s nothing wrong with being a correctional officer if that’s what you did. But so many of our friends who look up to you and look up to me are out on the streets thinking that they can go out and sell drugs and parlay that into a record career. I don’t know if you know that they’re not gonna make it, but I know that they’re gonna wind up in prison with prison sentences three and four times what they should be because this war on drugs is no joke. I have 10 or 11 friends still in prison right now with life sentences, including one that even you know, Big Meech. I know how much you respect me and care about me, otherwise you wouldn’t have took [sic] my name. Take a chance with me now. Let’s make a difference.”

We’re curious to see if the rotund rapper responds to Freeway Rick’s latest olive branch.

We will keep you posted on any further developments.