Rick Ross has finally given up the denial and is admitting to in fact being a Florida correctional officer for 18 months. Pictures first surfaced showing Ross in a correctional officer uniform then TheSmokingGun published actual documents proving that "William Leonard Roberts" (Rick Ross's real name) was in fact an officer. At first Rick Ross denied it telling AllHipHop that the photos were simply doctored, "Online hackers put my face when I was a teenager in high school on other peoples' body."
NOW Rick Ross has given up denying it. In the recent issue of Don Diva magazine, Rick Ross says "Yes, it's me." continuing "I never tried to hide my past. I put my name inside my CDs. My company has my [Social Security number]. I could've put a company name…I done been up and I done been down and that's what makes me what I am. I never ratted on a nigga. I never prosecuted a nigga. I never locked up a nigga, that's first and foremost. I always felt that me being the nigga that I am, I never owed a nigga an explanation. When I'm making my music and I'm talking about blow, it's because I did it. When I say that I'm rich off cocaine, it's because I did it. Those are the street principals that apply."