Last updated on: 12/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Rick Ross Biography

Title:
Slip-N-Slide Records rapper
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“What’s wrong with a little HGH? You’re 35 years old, let’s take Shaq for instance. That’s my best friend. His hip, his knee… He’s 30 something years, jumpin’ up and down. What’s wrong with a little HGH?

C’mon, yall know Mark McGuire was only hitting 15 home runs a year, then overnight they went to 60 a season… But he did it for the game. I stopped watching baseball til HGH came back. So y’all gotta keep it real. What y’all wanna do? Y’all wanna get money, y’all wanna sell hotdogs, y’all wanna sell memorabilia, gotta hit home runs…”

“Rick Ross Supports Cheating Obama and HGH,” YouBeenBlinded.com, Mar. 25, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Rapper, Slip-N-Slide Records (a Def Jam Recordings subsidiary), 2006-present
  • Winner, Best Rap Album, Ozone Awards, 2008
  • Winner, Best Hip-Hop Collaboration, Black Entertainment Television(BET) Awards, 2008
  • Nominated, Best Rap Artist, Ozone Awards, 2008
  • Nominated, Best Collaboration Compilation, BET Awards, 2008
  • Nominated, Best Hip-Hop Video, BET Awards, 2008
  • Nominated, People’s Champ Award, BET Awards, 2008
  • Nominated, Best Hip-Hop Collaboration Compilation, BET Awards, 2007
  • Nominated, Viewer’s Choice Award, BET Awards, 2007
  • Nominated, Rookie of the Year Award, BET Awards, 2006
  • Former Florida state corrections officer, 1995-1997
Education:
  • Studied Criminal Justice at Albany State University, Florida
  • Graduated from Carol City Senior High School, 1994
Other:
  • His legal name is William Leonard Roberts II
  • He was allegedly arrested in Miami and received a felony charge for carrying a concealed weapon and a misdemeanor charge for drug possession, Jan. 2008
  • YouTube entertainer DJ Vlad filed a $4 million lawsuit against him for assault, Aug. 2008
  • His record album Trilla was released in 2008
  • His record album Port of Miami was released in 2006
Quoted in:
  1. Should Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Use Be Accepted in Sports?