I guess he’s just tired of not getting the press that he deserves. The real Rick ross, who has been profiled numerous times for his previous involment in the drug trade, and has gained even more popularity over the last few years due to the rapper Rick Ross and the noteriety he’s gained from that. But I guess he hasn’t been getting the type of money he wanted from the association. Freeway Ricky Ross has filed a lawsuit against Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Def Jam for identity theft.
According to the lawsuit, the former drug kingpin wants $10 million and demands to block the release of Ross’ upcoming Teflon Don album.
Ross has officially filed the suit in federal court in California to the tune of $10 million. He claims the Boss stole his name and identity and wants to stop the sale of his album. Along with Ross, the ex-con also names Jay-Z, Def Jam, Universal Music Group and Vivendi in the suit. Ricky reportedly asserts trademark and his rights of publicity in seeking an injunction that would prevent the rapper from using the “Rick Ross” name or releasing any albums using it. He also says that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office has refused to let the rapper trademark the name. (XXL Mag)