Should Rapper Rick Ross Change His Name?

So if you haven’t read the news, the real Rick Ross is planning to sue the rapper Rick Ross for capitalizing off his name. Our music editor Rondell Conway spoke to the former drug trafficker yesterday about his legal action against The Bawse, and I gotta admit I felt bad for the poor guy.

Peep what he had to say:

“I just want my name back. I don’t want to have to be ‘the real Rick Ross.’ When I go places I have to explain to people that I am the real one because Def Jam has put him on TV and now people recognize him. It causes a conflict.”

After spending close to 15 years in jail a former corrections officer steels his name and now he’s forced to have millions of conversations that start off just like this:

“Hi, I’d like to pickup a pie.”
“Sure thing, buddy. What’s the name on the order?
“Rick Ross.”
“For real? Dude, you’re the man. ‘Hustlin’, hustlin’!!!”
“No, I’m the real Rick Ross.”
“Oh, my bad, sir, Would you like a soda with that?.”

That’s gotta suck, right.

So do the man a favor, Bawse. Make like your new manager, Mr. Sean Combs/Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Sean John/Diddy, and switch up your moniker. I know you’ve been trying lately with Teflon Don and Albert Anastasia, but like your current alias, those joints are already taken.

Sorry.

I would offer you some suggestions myself but it’s so much more fun to have are crafty commenters do it. So guys and gals (there are girls here, right?); what should Rick Ross, I mean rapper Rick Ross, change his name to? —Jesse Gissen

  • http://www.twitter.com/TrillScott Trill Scott

    Haha yes there are girls here Jesse! ‘Rick Ross’ should change his name to Big Will the C.O.

  • SickMInd

    Special Agent Bawse….

  • murK

    Officer Ricky?!?

  • General

    This has got to be one of the dumbest lawsuits I’ve seen…

    Am I really supposed to feel sorry for him. Ross is a convicted drug dealer and documented snitch. Lets face it, without the rapper Rick Ross being big right now, we wouldn’t even be talking about Freeway Ricky Ross…

    I know its easy to hate on the rapper because he lied about being a C.O., but I think people forget this is a entertainment and a business. Perhaps if Freeway Ricky had found a legitimate hustle to make his money we wouldn’t be having this conversation…

    Besides in an interview 2 months ago Freeway Ricky even made the same point that the rapper was keeping his name relevant and he had no issue with him using the name to make money, now he’s changed his mind. I guess he found out 50 Cent was using him too and wasn’t going to hand out free paychecks

    • what

      “we wouldn’t even be talking about Freeway Ricky Ross…”

      We should be. Without him, we might not know about the documented links between the CIA and the cocaine flood of the 80′s.

  • http://ddconyers@twitter.com ddc

    the fall guy

  • ARKANSAS— SOUTH IN YA MOUTH

    Mainnn I hate that fake ass clown so I got a couple of suggestions!

    1.FAKE X
    2.FETICIOUS JONES
    3.SYNTHETIK-POUNDS
    4.WANNA BE TRUE
    5.GANGSTALICIOUS—HE GOTTA COMPETE FOR THAT ONE 2.
    6.EXPOSED DON
    7.FICCKLE-RICKLE
    8.BE—BROKE—SOON
    9.SEARGENT (I WONT SLAUGHTER)
    10.HELLA GAY

    • BIGNAT

      number 7 had me dying

    • Thinkin

      Are you serious? Did you just read this whole article on Rick Ro$$ just to comment on how you hate him ? Get a life.

  • Moving Sideways

    I’ve been filing lawsuits for years, but I still can’t get that impostor from using my name.

    Signed,
    Buster Rimes

  • http://xxl xxl

    “BIG BOSS MAN”…remember the cop/c.o. that wrestled in the wwf…lol

    • beaver

      hahaha dude i remember him haha..
      i hated that wrestlerr haha

  • tommy gunz

    rickycop

    1 word

    3 syllables

  • eesco

    I guess the nigga gona sue Freeway next. SMFH…….

    • http://twitter.com/Smilez_Muzik DJ Smilez

      That’s what I’m saying, Freeway took his name from Freeway RIcky Ross and plus he’s known as “Freeway” Ricky Ross not Rick Ross which is what William Leonard goes by

  • AZ40

    LOL @ sickmind…I agree wit’ general this is entertainment as far as I see ALL these rap niggas is either lyin’ or exaggerating c’mon they always takin’ and “borrowing” from someone else…but damn ross you couldn’t come with your own nickname what did they call you when you was younger

  • Anonymous

    A new name? Hmm…

    Tits McBricks
    Lil Snatcha Name
    Big Mackincoke
    Black Globe
    Don Fiction
    Burger Kingpin
    Lobster Mobster
    Glasses MaClone (LV shades)
    Big Done

    • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

      ^^^Left my name out

  • BossGame

    Nah! Charge it to the game! Make yourself relevant some other way. Keep the name Ross (rapper) and keep it moving. You acknowledged dude and thats enough! Keep eating.

  • these posts are racist

    CB4. Does anyone else not see the similarities?

    Anyway, the real Rick Ross, has a strong claim and will get paid.

    • Dinero

      lmao… thas where Tricc Ross got tha idea from.. wanted to b like Gusto when he figured Ricc Ross was in jail forever so he thought he was good… This is real life CB4 yo…. lol

  • P. Harris

    He could take some other fat rappers names:

    Pudgee the Phat Bastard
    Rapper Big Pooh
    Heavy D
    Prince Markie Dee
    Chubb Rock
    Fat Pat

    Or maybe name himself after his favorite foods?:

    The Pasta Poet
    The Krabmeat King
    The Miami Mezzuloon
    Alaskan Flow Crab
    Rick Raviolies
    The Clam Sauce Bawse

    All jokes aside, P. Harris could give a fuck… How many rappers out there already named after somebody? already.

    • BIGNAT

      CLAM SAUCE BAWSE MWHAHAHAHAHAH

  • sealsaa

    “I just want my name back. I don’t want to have to be ‘the real Rick Ross.’ When I go places I have to explain to people that I am the real one because Def Jam has put him on TV and now people recognize him. It causes a conflict.”

    ^^Pathetic.

  • Worley

    Since Officer Ricky and Nicki are the new Biggie and Kim, I say he should go with “Piggie.”

  • aah

    Big five o from Hustle and Flow

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    LOLZ @ the names!

    Bearded Smalls

    Most likely that check is gonna get cut. If ‘Will Rob Deuce’ has to change names NOW, this late in his career, it’s suicide.

    Ricky Rose ain’t cutting it either.

    • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

      YO RWORD/ROSS!

      RICKY ROZAY AIN’T IT BRUH!

      GO WITH PLAIN ROSS YO!

      YOU CAN’T USE BOSS, U & DJ SHOULD KNOW THIS!

      COCAINISM>>>>>>>>ALBERT ANASTASIA EP

      BUT ‘MC HAMMER’ IS FLY FAM!

      PEACE

  • brand-new

    i’m shocked that r-word hasn’t rushed in to defend his hero yet..lol

  • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

    After spending close to 15 years in jail a former corrections officer steels his name and now he’s forced to have millions of conversations that start off just like this:

    “Hi, I’d like to pickup a pie.”
    “Sure thing, buddy. What’s the name on the order?
    “Rick Ross.”
    “For real? Dude, you’re the man. ‘Hustlin’, hustlin’!!!”
    “No, I’m the real Rick Ross.”
    “Oh, my bad, sir, Would you like a soda with that?.”

    >>>>>Uh I’m pretty sure he would have to actually look like Rick Ross in order for this to happen, just saying.

    But now that I think of it, it does remind me of that scene in Office Space about the dude named Michael Bolton LOL

  • Maga D.

    Carl Winslow

    Uncle Phil……word son. lmao.

    Scruff Mcgruff

    or

    Ross… drop the the Rick.

    maybe, his real name, what’s his real name again?

  • Q461

    if he was smart he would change the spelling…Rick Rawse..should be able to get away with that…

    lol on the real tho, yall are too funny with the nicknames…lol Krabmeat King, Lobster Mobster, Carl Winslow, lol how about Chunky Monkey lol? remember when he was calling 50 monkey???

  • El Tico Loco

    I suggest

    Belly
    Bobby Gordo
    DTR (Drain the Restaurant)

  • BIGNAT

    1.RAWSE
    2.BAWSE
    3.BLACK BUDDHA
    4.PHILLIP BANKS
    5.CRAB MEAT KINGPIN
    6.BOSS HOG
    7.BIGGA JIGGA
    8.PERRY MACE SON
    9.THE LAST DON
    10. FISHER KING

    • ARKANSAS— SOUTH IN YA MOUTH

      4.PHILLIP BANKS

      man where that come from that ish is funny as hell!!!!!!!!!!!! and Perry Mace-son!!!!lol ha ha ha

  • http://losersalwayswin.blogspot.com TwisT

    ^
    “4. Phillip Banks”

    i like that, but the real question is did ross also steal that whole shave head beard style too?

  • nicholasdelorejo

    “When I go places I have to explain to people that I am the real one because Def Jam has put him on TV and now people recognize him. It causes a conflict.”

    Get the flying jet ski fuck outta here. Yeah because if I was a drug dealer who snitched I’d wouldn’t want people to confuse another man to be mistaken for it. I’m not advocating Officer Ross to continue to portray a false image of the real Rick Ross, but obviously dude take a pride in the shit he did in the past. I bet if there were rappers who named themselves after OJ Simpson or Jeffery Dahmer and became more famous than the owners, Simpson and Dahmer would’ve gladly allowed them to take up their infamous identities.

    If dude wants to take Ross to court, fine. But don’t pull a Kelis move and bullshit people into claiming to do something for a deeper purpose when your trying to get a check.

    • http://www.krmedia.net iyae

      “I bet if there were rappers who named themselves after OJ Simpson” << There is. Guilty Simpson. :P

  • caino

    The Real Rick Ross sold crack to our kids an l’m supposed to feel sorry for him?? really?

    this is stupid and he just wants some money which sadly l’m sure he will get!

  • DV8

    BIG BOSS MAN like dude said above, lol

  • El Tico Loco

    Pasta Killah
    Mr Crabs
    Manboobs
    Crabs lover
    Warren Buffett (buffay)

  • ARKANSAS SOUTH IN YA MOUTH

    MAINNN THAT DUDE NAME GOT SEARGENT ON THE FRONT NO MATTER HOW U PUT IT!!!

    OFFICER RICCEY TRANSFORM IN TO A DRUG DEALLER AND ROLLOUT!!!!!!!! LOL

    80S, CARTONTOON OPTIMUS PRIME GIVING THE OTHER AUTOBOUTS INSTRUCTIONS!

  • Anonymous

    Since he is in to stealin names, why dont he just go with 5-0.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Just his real name:
    William Leonard Roberts II

    or

    “The II”
    “Wil Leo Rob”
    “Bawse Kilo”
    “Double R”

  • Anonymous

    mc hasbeen
    or mc 2hot songz

  • Anonymous

    How about eyehavnoskillz

  • Peso Calico

    Bawse…simple like abc,123 said “Bawse Kilo” and thats like the best one anyone on here has said besides the funny ass names we all know he will never be lmfao

    phil banks…WOW lmfao

  • cHino AnTraX

    his ne name —BOSS.

  • cHino AnTraX

    his neW name —BOSS.

  • Anonymous

    yeah he could steal that cool female rappers name from the 90′s who had more skill than him that would work, yeah boss would work.come on be creative.there is someone with that name already.crooked officer would be cool yeah.

  • http://jesusjuicecoature@gmail.com Jesus Juice Coature Premium Outerwear

    Rikky Rozay sounds hot to me. Whatever your opinions, the fact remains the homie makes crazy music and has an ill ear for beats. I hope he just stays the same and doesn’t reach for mainstream. Let it come to you my G. You’re not the new B.I.G, u are the 1 and only Rozay. Stay YOU. One love and GOD bless.

  • Brass Tacks

    Lemon Butta Bawse! Now thats that real….

  • http://ww.xxlmag.com Ozmoses Jones

    William Roberts should be his rap name

  • Anonymous

    He sucks and anyone who likes his lame ass sucks too.I guess its true what they say, “a sucker is born every minute”, you let this dude sucker you into buyin his shit, what a lame.I thought he was lame when he first came out with everyday im hustlin

    • http://jesusjuicecoature@gmail.com Jesus Juice Coature Premium Outerwear

      Wowww! I will never get how dudes get so emotional and worked up about other dudes lives and controversy. I get a lot of money, so I guess their lives make me no nevermind. “What you eat don’t make me shit” – Jay Z.

      I mean this most humbly. :)

  • Delta

    Remember that Notorious B.I.G. was ordered to stop using ‘Biggie Smalls” before his 2nd album. Really if changes his name legally there’s nothing Freeway Ricky Ross can do. Besides, he’s suing Def Jam not Rick Ross.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah I get worked up when some phony tries to get me to buy his shit, when he cant rap for shit, his life is fabricated and the only reason he is eatin is because he can select a good beat.He is a lame get over it.He will go down with Vanilla Ice and all the other fake ass rappers who suck and barely get by in the game,eventually people will wise up an quit supportin him and fans will realize how much he really sicks and quit buyin his shit.Its only a matter of time the clock is tickin on his career.

    • JESUS JUICE COATURE PREMIUM OUTERWEAR

      LMAO. Damn doggie. U are officially burnt huh? U are entitled to your opinions. I think he was entrenched in that world. To what degree, don’t know nor care. Some of the things he says that may go over certain dudes heads or may not resonate with others, I noticed. Also, u compared him to Vanilla Ice- that was hilarious. The clock ticks on everybody’s career. U think Hov’ has 10 more joints left? How many joints Public Enemy have left? What about Kane? My thing is there is good and bad in everything my g. I choose to see the good and wish good on everybody. Do the same and watch ur situation do a 360. Peace.

  • deshawn

    fuck that he shouldn’t have to change shit hell look at AZ, a lot of cats out there Rick Ross is just a name i bet they have a doctor or lawyer with the same name and they probably have done great things don’t hear them saying he ruined there names with his DRUG NAME. So get off the gas and be good on parole. let’s face it he’s not one of our HERO!!!!

  • Anonymous

    stop hatin 50 i no thats u mr anonymous

  • Southcidal

    Just ROSS. Plain and simple.

  • ms. me

    i think he should have to change his name, his WHOLE STYLE is patterned behind the Real Rick ROSS(which is his government),from the beard to the things he rap about,come on give me a break! the guy is a phony with nothing to rap about so he feel the need to try making money by being someone else which i feel is DISRESPECTFUL to that INDIVIDUAL!

  • SIZZLEPIECE MUPPET

    HELL YEAH…PAY THE MAN WHAT YOU OWE HIM. BLACK PEOPLE. TAKE A WHOLE STYLE, LIFE AND NAME FROM SOMEONE WHO IS STILL LIVING AND NOT TRY AND BREAK BREAD AT ALL?IF THIS WAS THE MOB…THIS WOULDNT EVEN BE A CONVERSATION.PAY THE MAN

  • Aven

    Okay Ricky, I’ve made some suggestions for you!

    1. Officer Ricky (that one is given)
    2. Belly Ross
    3. Bawse (since it’s out there)
    4. TAG.EM.RICKY (tag em bag em)
    5. Big Bawse Ricky Rawse (fo sho)
    6. 50 cent (no wait…that’s taken)
    7. Fatboy Ross
    8. Fries with that Ross
    9. Extra fries Ross (for the ladies)

  • dj flow

    fuck th real Rick Ross shit ,n th game a nigga gotta eat they got him then, who said he the real one when he the same dude who snitched he must sue those feds who used him back then fuck th old dude .

    • Anonymous

      this bitch ass old punk z tryn 2 get it easy ,the streets iz changed niggaz iz using other ways to get dough get a life or go to a retirement home there yo feds friends iz gonna look after you punk.

  • Aven

    Follow-up on my list of name suggestions

    10. Danger-ross (dangerous)
    11. Rick Roll
    12. Dick Ross
    13. Sick Boss
    14. No Loss

    Sorry man. Rick Ross (if this gets to you) I love Free Mason, its the best. xD

  • Mr.G-$taccz

    After reading dez comments about Freeway Rick Ross i came to the conclusion that some of these ppl commenting dnt know the whole situation on dis man. How you say he a snitch when he got snitched on. The same ppl that was supplying him with the drugs were the CIA & FBI. Yal act like he tellin on street niggaz come on be serious. You mean to tell me if you find out yo plug is the feds and he snitch on you yo ass not gon let it be known dat dez fukz was doin foul shit in the beginning. Hell yea William need to change his name. Dis man went thru his whole life putting in work in dez streets and made his name wat it is today. Dats like a nigga start rapping sayin my name is Big Meech will niggaz give him praise like dey doin Big Will Da Fat Fuk

    • Mr.Iknowwatimtalkinbout

      who ever said the real rick ross is a snitch dont know shit how he snitch??? he got snitched on damn it!!! he was et up!!! and his rick ross should change his name he never put in work like the real rick ross did!!! he lied bout being a C.O. 50 and a year later he came clean and said yea i was a CO!!! trick exposed 50 ended him!!! i dont know how ppl can still fuck wit ross if it was 10 15 years ago his career would have been done!!! its like people now days respect the fake and hate the real!!!

  • Obispo Bishop

    He’s the fat black version of Vanilla Ice with a beard as a disguise as if nobody would recognize his Mr. Softy smile. Take those shades off, we can see you!

  • Diamondz

    fuck both rick rosses (fucken snitches)

    1.Piggie smalls
    2.Fat pig
    3.Da pig
    4.rat
    5.snitch
    6.informant
    7.officer oink
    8.da bacon bawse
    9.porky MCcokedealer
    10.fat nasty(aka nasty fat)
    either way fuck em fuck em LOL

  • BeerGangsta

    Play time over Fake Ross!! Real Ross is going to win this law suit. Fucker got to change name to Mop-Neck!!!! LOL

  • jim brown

    would fat fuck work? bearded bitch? cheese ass? say what you want about 50 but he pulled up this fakes skirt and exposed officer rickys pussy

  • jim brown

    how about………….piece of shit?

  • big jimmy brown

    officer stank ass

  • DOM

    being that it is the mans real name i think the rapper should have to change his name . Rick man you are the man dude you changing your name shouldnt be a big deal . let him have his name back its not like he did any good with it anyway he destroyed his life and other peoples by selling poison . to me the only positive thing that came out of his name is that rick ross (rapper) used it in a positive way. i hope that this man doesnt get paid for a rapper using his name whats he gonna do with that money flip it by selling even more dope. shit being that rick ross used your name maybe that will help you get a real job .

  • EAstlondon

    big meech
    AKA
    Larry Hoover