Maybach Music Group head Rick Ross is known for his street references in his music and some people question his credibility due to being a corrections officer at one time. Ross has decided to come out and explain why he would not change anything from his past especially working as a C.O. almost two decades ago.
When Ross was asked about his “Rich Is Gangsta” track, he explained the corrections officer reference in the song.
The album’s first full track, “Rich is Gangsta,” finds Rozay rapping about his reasons for becoming a prison guard, a revelation that first made headlines back in 2008. “Feds tore apart the squad n—a, that’s why I had to play the part n—a/That wasn’t me, it was a job n–a,” he spits, clearly referencing the scandal. “It gets deeper, that was just a start, n—a.” “That particular line most definitely referred to me being a C.O.,” Ross told host Sway Calloway. “And that being a job and just understanding the grind and the hustle and anything else I may have done. It’s just a job, it’s a hustle.” (MTV)
Rozay was not ashamed of his C.O. stint and he even defended working with law enforcement.
”I wouldn’t change nothing, cause to me it’s about who Rozay is,” he explained. “It’s about me. Anywhere I go, when I step in the room, I put it down. People know it’s authentic right here, they know it’s real, so it was nothing that I was personally threatened with, I was just ready to move on. Let’s go get this money, let’s make this music.” “And right now, to feed my family — I’d do it again,” he added matter-of-factly. “To feed my kids, I’d go get it. We gon’ get it. My whole team gon’ go get it. We gon win. And that’s with everything we ever did. I been winning.” (MTV)