Up until now Rick Ross hasn’t opened up about his past as a corrections officer (probably because it doesn’t go along with his raps), but Rolling Stone finally got that to change. During an interview for the magazine’s August 30th issue the rapper not only talks about being a corrections officer, but he also opens up about the seizures he had last year, and his opinion on The Colorado Shooting (and the right to bear arms) and the recent Chick-Fil-A protests.
Check out the excerpts below and share your thoughts!
Ross suggests that the seizures he suffered late last year were probably the result of 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.”
Rick Ross On Becoming A Corrections Officer After His Best Friends Went To Prison For Trafficking Drugs:
“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,” says Ross. “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.”
On Being Sent To A Christian School After Being Suspended:
“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.”
Rick Ross Calls The Colorado Shooting A “Cowardly Act” But Still Believes In the Right To Bear Arms:
“I think we all have a right to bear arms, whichever amendment that is.” Even assault rifles? He shrugs. “I got ‘em.”
Rick Ross On Chick-Fil-A Protests:
“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.”