Rick Ross Prison Boss

August 12, 2008

Rick Ross

Miami rapper and Slip N Slide (Warner Bros) label owner, Rick Ross, has an anti-police image according to some publications.

This is why it came as a shock to some outlets this week when it was discovered that he was a prison guard for 18-months. The Smoking Gun website posted the documents online.

Ok, show of hands, how many of you think someone at the Smoking Gun is going to catch a beat down over this (LOL).

“Scr*w Rick Ross”

Despite denials, records show rap star worked as corrections officer

JULY 21–Apparently desperate to distance himself from any affiliation with law enforcement, the rapper Rick Ross has recently denounced as fake photos purporting to show him in a former career as a Florida prison guard.

But Department of Corrections (DoC) records show that Ross, whose raps detail the Miami gangster lifestyle and his supposed days trafficking cocaine, did, in fact, work as a correctional officer for 18 months. Ross (real name: William Leonard Roberts) was appointed a prison guard in December 1995 at a salary of $22,913.54, according to the below personnel record, which was provided to TSG by Jo Ellyn Rackleff, a DoC spokesperson.

The rapper’s social security number is identical to that of the jail guard. According to the official document, Ross was earning $25,794.34 when he left the department in June 1997.



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