Rick Ross Discusses His Past as a Correctional Officer with ‘Rolling Stone’
Rick Ross appears on the cover of the fall music issue of Rolling Stone, shirtless (of course). In his interview, the Maybach Music mogul discusses his weed habit, his disgust with the recent Colorado shooting, but also his past as a correctional officer. You may recall the bump Ross’ career hit, when it was revealed by TheSmokingGun that he had served as a corrections officer at a local prison.
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.”
The issue will be available on newsstands August 17. Rick Ross’ sixth album God Forgives, I Don’t is in stores now.
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