Officer Ross?

22 07 2008

Despite constant denials from rapper Rick Ross, details have emerged proving the entertainer worked as a corrections officer in the mid-90s.

According to, Department of Corrections records have been released showing the rapper (born William Leonard Roberts) worked as a prison guard for 18 months beginning in December 1995. Provided by DoC spokesperson Jo Ellyn Rackleff, Ross’ personal information including his Social Security number was verified and proved his employment.
Further details show he graduated from the DoC training academy where he was later assigned to the South Florida Reception Center in Dade County before leaving in June 1997. The facility is allegedly one of the three statewide locations which intakes new prisoners. He reportedly was earning a salary of $25,794.34 upon his departure.

When previously asked in a YouTube video if he had ever worked in a prison after being called out by fellow Miami rapper Trick Daddy, Ross responded “No, that’s not true.”
Ross was unavailable for comment at press time.

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There’s nothing wrong with having a legal past prior to the rap game. Is this what rap has come to? Are rappers going to have to create a fallacy in order for the audience to pay attention to them? I don’t see how these joints can be Photoshop’d, looks authentic to me.

Do you think this is the end of Ross’ career? I think not! Rap fans these days are pretty forgiving. Exposure has always been a factor to hip hop. Whether its studio gangstas or rappers on the d/l, fans tend to get over it and keep it moving. Drop a couple of lines…



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