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“Freeway” Ricky Ross Says Jay Z, Other Rappers Fabricate Their Drug Dealing Pasts


Former cocaine kingpin “Freeway” Ricky Ross’ drug dealing past is well documented. As is his beef with rapper Rick Ross for swiping his name and image. When it comes to rappers keeping it real about their drug dealing exploits, Ross says the number of MCs who have real stories to tell are few and far between. That includes Jay Z, according to Ross who recently called Hov out over his drug dealing past after reading an article on the rap mogul. “I was just reading on the airplane the other day in Vanity Fair with Jay-Z in it talking about that he sold crack,” said Ross during a recent interview with UGS’s Murda Master Music Show. “I was just reading it and it was so corny. These dudes just don’t keep it 100. They was good boys and went to school and got college degrees and somebody gave them a good job and they doin’ alright.”

Freeway later added, “These people let them go and talk to their kids and the President of the United States will invite them to the White House, but with me I did 20 years in prison and I am telling them to not sell drugs and you gotta try to make it a better way.”

Ross is currently working on a film about his life. Nick Cannon is reported to play the role of “Freeway.”

[via Complex]

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