The battle continues between rapper Rick Ross and “Freeway” Rick Ross over the
use of the name “Rick Ross.”
It started in 2010 when Freeway Rick took rapper Rick (born William Leonard Roberts II) to court for acquiring his name and likeness to launch his rap career.Rapper Rick came out the victor in a separate federal lawsuit ruling that Freeway Rick cannot capitalize off his own name since it was built off of committing real crimes. The appeal in state court also ruled in Rapper Rick’s favor because it exceeded the statue of limitations on allegations against him which resulted in the case being dismissed.
On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that this case could continue in court.
According to the ruling, Freeway Rick Ross can continue to pursue Warner
Brothers, since rapper Rick Ross and his record label, Maybach Music Group, have a deal with the label. Freeway Rick has ten days to amend his lawsuit for false advertising, unfair business practice and unjust enrichment. To make the
situation worse for Freeway Rick, rapper Rick Ross received a federal trademark
back in 2006 for the name and has been freely using it since his first album
debut. Freeway Rick Ross is best known as an urban legend drug kingpin with an empire that earned over $2 million per day. He’s also been the topic of several
articles regarding the Iran-Contra scandal and was also featured on the popular
tv documentary show “American Gangster.”
It will be very interesting to see the outcome of a fight between a former
correctional officer and a real gangsta.
Maybach Music releases the opening cut off the Self Made, Vol. 2 compilation featuring Gunplay, Meek Mill, Stalley, Wale, Rick Ross, and Kendrick Lamar.
Pop the hood on Maybach Music
What do you think? Hot or Boo Boo?
Maybach O as Omarion now calls himself since he signed to Rick Ross’s Maybach music label a couple weeks ago tweeted a picture of his new tattoo.
We appreciate the loyalty O! Lets just hope you don’t get dropped from the label any time soon. Well there is always tattoo removal.
Man…our prayers go out to Rick Ross. As we reported last year the rapper suffered a couple of seizures, causing him to reschedule his tour dates.
Now we’re hearing that Maybach Music star has suffered yet another episode.
Check out what Pop Crush is reporting:
Reports have surfaced that Rick Ross may have suffered another seizure attack over the weekend. This comes after the Miami rapper canceled his scheduled Hits and Jams concert appearance in Guyana on Monday (April 9) due to illness. According to INews Guyana, Ross’ doctors said he had a seizure and was told he couldn’t fly. Continue reading
Rick Ross hinted last year that something big was coming with Reebok. He wasn’t just running his mouth. Its been officially confirmed that Ross has signed an endorsement deal with the brand. Swizz Beatz, the entire Maybach Music crew and even local sneaker spot Shoe Gallery all tweeted their respects and excitement for the new partnership.
Last summer, Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Swizz Beatz remade ’2Pac Back’ to create ‘Reebok Back’. Looks like it paid off. Check out the video:
The only thing is that Ross has always gone heavy with Nike releases and Jordan Brand releases and even appeared in that “Boom” commercial with Nike, so publicly, the new deal might mean he’s strictly rockin’ with the R from now on.
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