Rick Ross Covers Rolling Stone; Talks About C.O. Past
Rick Ross threw his pinkies up and flexed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. He also threw his middle fingers up because during the cover story, he bravely spoke about his past as a correctional officer. Read the excerpt after the jump. The issue hits newsstands on August 17th. It definitely looks like a must read.
For the first time, Ross talks about his past life as a corrections officer – an opportunity, he says, to “wash my hands” after his best friend was sentenced to 10 years for trafficking cocaine and heroin: “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.”