I see I might need to get beat up by Rawse

Rawse got pissed at DJ Vlad for posting pictures of him stuffed inside that polyester cop uniform like a big-ass bag of bread, so he had Vlad beat up at – where else? – the 2008 Ozone Awards. Vlad sued Rawse for $4 million, and ended up walking away with $300,000 – $50,000 in compensatory damages, and $250,000 in punitive damages.

$300,000?!

What about all that shit I said about Rawse’s obsession with crab meats? Where’s my beatdown?

Admittedly, Vlad’s injuries sound way more severe than I realized at the time.

In the $4 million suit, Vlad said he suffered a broken eye socket, a broken nose, nerve damage to his face, cheek, upper lip, teeth and gums, and required seven stitches under his right eye following the alleged attack. Ross has always maintained his innocence in the matter.

Rawse is just glad he didn’t have to pay the full $4 million, which he probably doesn’t have anyway, which is probably why he only got stuck for $300,000 in the first place, his secret career as an epic coke dealer notwithstanding.

“I’ve been fighting a $4 million lawsuit for the last two years,” Ross said. “My defense was a success. I’ve got to salute Xavier Donaldson, my attorney. Whenever an artist or anybody is put in a position such as a lawsuit in this capacity, so much evidence is represented — videotapes, what have you — to be able to walk out of a courtroom giving the plaintiff less than 10 percent of what he requested, I consider my defense a success. God bless America! The lawsuit is done. Even though I plan to appeal the decision, I thank the courts for the monetary decision that they made. They were extremely lenient, I appreciate that. It’s back to the business for the boss.”

Vlad, meanwhile, considers this a victory for hip-hop journalism.

“As an individual that covers breaking news in the hip hop world…I am grateful that the jury punished Rick Ross for setting me up, when all I was doing was covering the news and making commentary,” Vlad said after the verdict was announced.

Damn it if this isn’t starting to sound like a win-win.

Yeah, DJ Vlad’s eye got all fucked the fuck up, but I’m sure it’s not anything $300,000 can’t fix. My eye is all fucked the fuck up, and I haven’t gotten shit for it. Rawse could pretty much have my eye, at this point. It’s not like it’s serving any purpose.

Rawse is out $300,000, which I’m sure is a tougher blow than he’d like us to think, but you can’t discount the value this will add to his “personal brand.” Finally, he’s on record as having broken the law, rather than just enforcing it. I’m still not buying any (literally any) of that shit he says about being a coke dealer – but between this and that guy from Don Diva who got killed, supposedly related to his coverage of Rawse, I’m pretty much willing to forget that Rawse used to be a cop. This is like how Pac didn’t have a criminal record until he had an album out, then he went and did all of that stupid shit. At a certain point, you have to give a man credit: Fine, you’re a criminal!

Lest we forget, Denzel’s character in Training Day was ostensibly 5-0, and he was the baddest of all badasses. Rawse might even consider a Training Day theme for his next album, if I can’t talk him into making an entire album about crab meats (even more so than Deeper Than Rap). The part where he’d compare himself to King Kong would be especially clever, given his girth.

  • awesome arsenal

    had to get a stray jab in on pac, huh
    hahahahahahaha

  • EReal

    BAHAHAHAHAHAA!

    “My eye is all fucked the fuck up, and I haven’t gotten shit for it.”

    On the real!! lol!

    Pierzy!!

  • sealsaa

    I can’t call it. I don’t know if he got away with the whole c.o. fiasco because no one gave a shit, or because his rivals failed to ether him about it(for all of his bragging about writing the bulk of Game’s first album, 50 Cent couldn’t write a diss song to save his life).

    As for his “street cred” getting a boost, any illegal activity he engages in from this point forward will be viewed as posing on his part. Luckily for Ross, he makes semi-decent music.

  • http://hiphopisread.com/ Ivan

    How come I was never made privy to this seemingly epic incident until now!?!?

  • these posts are racist

    So, at what point does someone who otherwise manufactured his street image, become “street.” Do you have to have been “gangster” since high school or can you turn into a gangster with actions such as these?

  • beaver

    rawse is a fraud..fatt fuckk..
    and 50 had some dope rawse disses..haha classic shit.. pimpin curly ftww haha

    funny shit though ha..

    bogus jab though haha
    r.i.p. pac

    • beaver

      forgot something..

      OFFICERR RICKKYY hahaha..
      this track wass dope..

  • mav

    on some real shit i think vlad is kind of a bitch for this and some of the hood dudes that he was fuckin wit him on vladtv aint gon like that shit hes a fuckin snitch i wont ever go to the site again its hilarious that ross got him pummeled thoroughly 4 leakin that c.o. shit that was kinda ill fuckin em up at the award show an shit which is all hiphop awards shows ever seem to be good for you wrote this too quick but that jab at pac is lol funny bcuz i remember watchin a tupac documentary mighta been thug angel but when it came on wit him talkin as a high school student wit that fade my lil bro was like yo that nigga sound kinda fruity….if the internet was like it is now alot of artists woulda had a rough time in the 90s

  • mav

    on some real shit i think vlad is kind of a bitch for this and some of the hood dudes that he was fuckin wit him on vladtv aint gon like that shit hes a fuckin snitch i wont ever go to the site again its hilarious that ross got him pummeled thoroughly 4 leakin that c.o. shit that was kinda ill fuckin em up at the award show an shit which is all hiphop awards shows ever seem to be good for you wrote this too quick but that jab at pac is lol funny bcuz i remember watchin a tupac documentary mighta been thug angel but when it came on wit him talkin as a high school student wit that fade my lil bro was like yo that nigga sound kinda fruity….if the internet was like it is now some artists woulda had a rough time in the 90s

  • mav

    pac is still one of the greatest of all time though

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    i agree, at wat point does one become gangsta? Ya, Pac is 2 steps ahead of everyone with profiting of the gangsta image. Look at his career from the beginning to the end. its almost comical and discredits his skills as a mc. However, rap is a form of entertainment but its getting out of hand with all the gimics.

  • http://xxlmag.com Camron’s ghostwriter

    LMAO @ Ross’ statement about the verdit.
    I thought Vlad got his azz whooped for ASKING about the C.O. situation,not leaking any pics

  • Magc

    Vlad from Vlad TV is no Vlad the Impaler(no fishsticks), aka Dracula.

    Having cornbread Vlad beat up by a goon squad is a punk bitch move. If the story was false, then I could kind of get it. This is the rap industry after all, street cred, yada yada yada. But Rick Ross was actually a C.O. Dude even got a certificate.

    He sends thugs for Vlad, but sends no one after 50 Cent, who could physically retaliate with real bullets. What a pu$$y.

  • geico lizard

    Ross just spent the advancement for his next 4 albums on this settlement.

  • caino

    C/S ^^^^^

  • eesco

    Yo personally I like ross’ music but his persona reminds of a guy i went to school with. All the way from like 5th grade til high school graduation homie was an uber nerd(which is cool cause everybody has the right to be different) but I swear I saw dude in the mall like a year after graduting and he had dreads, gold teeth, baggy clothes, and ur standard hood nigga mean mug. I was like wtf happened to that guy. To make a long story short that is pretty much how I see ross. A dude who may not really be a gangster but has taking the necessary steps to portray that persona ie. the appearance, new attitude, and even “affiliations” with “G’s”. But a real person can see through the smoke and mirrors.

  • sleep

    I heard The Game was broke and he sold 5 times what Rawse did. I’d be shocked if Rawse had a million dollars in the bank. You gotta have clothing lines to get paid anymore. Maybe Rawse can open up a Big & Tall shop in Miami?

  • Arkansas

    Maiiinnn, I tell u the truth man I tell u the truth! The sad part about the situation is that these old simple simon azz niggaz be going for this old bullshit thinking it’s real yo, fucc RAWSE fraud as bitch! Niggaz make music now days to destroy themselves and there own races intellect! AND THAT THAT SHIT IS WORKING!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    I HATE U UNCLE TOM AS RAPPERS, EAT A DICC, OR RECIEVE THE DEATH SENTENCE UNDER ARKANSAS LAW, FRAUDS, I’M OUT THIS JUNT!!!!!!

  • RudNare

    “This is like how Pac didn’t have a criminal record until he had an album out, then he went and did all of that stupid shit. At a certain point, you have to give a man credit: Fine, you’re a criminal!”

    BwaHaHaHa…*sprawled-all-over-keyboard-again*…tltltltl! :)