Rick Ross is an American rapper. In 2009, Ross founded
the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums.
Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy's management company Ciroc Entertainment.
William Leonard Roberts II
January 28, 1976 ( age
Coahoma County, Mississippi, U.S.
Carol City, Florida, U.S.
6' 0" (1.83 m)
Triple C's, Birdman, Diddy, DJ Khaled, Jay-Z, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Ne-Yo, T-Pain
His stage name was taken from the former drug
kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross (infamous in the 80's and 90's) to whom he has no connection.
On June 18, 2010, "Freeway" Ricky Ross sued Rick Ross for using his name,
looking for 10 million dollars from the lawsuit.
The lawsuit was thrown out of court on July 3, 2010
Did You Know
• Ross worked as a correctional officer for 18 months between December 1995 until his resignation in June 1997.
•Rick Ross suffered two seizures in the same day, once in the morning and once again early evening on October 14, 2011.
• While celebrating his 37th birthday, Ross and his girlfriend were the targets of a drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on January 27, 2013.
Neither Ross nor his girlfriend were hurt but they ended up crashing into an apartment.
In January 2009, Ross started a feud with rapper 50 Cent because he supposedly looked at him the wrong way at the BET Awards.
Rick Ross Quotes:
"Its like owning a restaurant, youre gonna have a few slip and falls. You get lawsuits, you deal with them,
and get them out your way
sometimes you lose."
The best method for preventing destructive cult involvement is preventative education. If students and the public at large are more aware of destructive groups beforehand they may better understand and resist their recruitment efforts.
Through "deprogramming" or cult intervention the only issues that are addressed focus upon the specific group and group involvement. The subject of such an intervention subsequently may leave the group and go on with their life reassuming their own basic individual values and beliefs.
Typically cult groups target universities and colleges. Most likely those schools that maintain campus housing.
When families observe a later, deeper stage of cult involvement they may find it necessary to consider the involvement of a professional such as myself in an intervention effort.
At one time, due to the reluctance of cult groups to allow members to dialogue with their families and professionals about their involvement (or even to allow families access to a loved one) -"involuntary deprogramming" became the choice of some families as a last resort.
However, today due to civil litigation funded by cults this option for families has been eliminated. Instead, the only form of cult intervention now practiced is voluntary-with the exception of minor children under the direct supervision of a custodial parent.
In a cult intervention information is presented about the group that the member is most often not aware of.
Most often the earlier a cult member is approached through an intervention the more likely they are to be responsive.
Rick Ross Awards
Ozone Magazine Award for The Bugs Bunny Award for Most Carats