William Leonard Roberts II
Rick Ross, Rozay, Renzel, Da Boss, Teflon Da Don
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Rick Ross went to the Miami Carol City Senior High School.
After that, he got admission at the Albany State University in Georgia on the basis of a football scholarship.
Rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur
- Father – Unknown
- Mother – Tommie Roberts
- Siblings – Tawanda Roberts (Older Sister)
Rick Ross is represented by P. Diddy’s management company Ciroc Entertainment.
When starting out, Rick Ross signed a record deal with Suave House Records before moving on to Miami-based record label Slip-N-Slide.
After the monumental success of Hustlin, Ross was signed up by Jay-Z’s Def Jam Records.
In 2009, he founded his own record label Maybach Music Group and released a couple of albums under Maybach.
In 2016, he joined the Epic Records as a solo artist.
5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
113 kg or 249 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Rick Ross has dated –
- Lastonia Leviston (2000-2002) – Rick Ross went out with Lastonia Leviston for around two years and Leviston is the mother of Rick’s youngest child. She was caught up in cross-fire between Rick Ross and 50 Cent, who used Leviston sextape with another man to try to humiliate Ross.
- Tia Kemp (2003-2005) – Rick met Tia Kemp in a nightclub in Miami and got her phone number after the first meeting. Their first date was in a strip club. After some more dates, Tia moved in to live with Rick. Within a year, she was pregnant with his child. However, three months after the birth of William III, Rick decided to dump her.
- Elise Neal (2010) – Rick Ross went out with actress Elise Neal for under a year in 2010. After Ross suffered two seizures in space of six hours, Elise took to media to bash Rick’s record label for pushing him to limits.
- Shateria L. Moragne-el (2010-2013) – Rick started dating fashion designer Shateria L. Moragne-el in 2010. In May 2013, it was reported that Rick had got engaged to Moragne-el.
- Christelle Blanche (2013) – After his break up from Moragne-el, Ross found solace in arms of curly haired model Christelle Blanche.
- Paige Imani (2014) – Rick’s new girlfriend Paige Imani made their relationship public with series of social media pictures, which included one pic of the new couple French kissing. She also bashed starlet Joseline Hernandez for claiming that Ross had affair with her.
- Ming Lee (2014-2015) – Rick Ross had a short one-year affair with blogger and model Ming Lee, who is the founder of Snoblife.com.
- Lira Galore (2015) – The start of Rick’s relationship with Lira Galore was the center of huge drama as his ex Tia Kemp called his new girlfriend a whore. However, he wasn’t deterred by it and proposed to Galore with $350,000 diamond ring while jewelry shopping in New York in September. However, their engagement ended a couple of months later after Lira’s picture of hugging Meek Mill surfaced in social media.
Race / Ethnicity
- His trademark aviator sunglasses
- Various body tattoos
- Long trimmed beard
- Bald head
His body specifications may be –
- Chest – 45 in or 114 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
- Waist – 40 in or 102 cm
In 2015, Rick Ross was signed up by electronic cigarette company mCig Inc. as their brand ambassador. As part of the endorsement deal, mCig rolled out Ross’s product line, Mastermind mCig Device.
He has also served as an ambassador for fellow rapper Diddy’s Ciroc Vodka line and has been seen in Nike and Reebok TV adverts as well.
Best Known For
His numerous successful and hit rap albums.
Rick Ross’s debut album was Port of Miami released in August 2006. It reached #1 on Billboard Hot 200 and was certified as “Platinum” with 750,000 album sales.
As an actor, Rick Ross first appeared in drama movie Days of Wrath as G Dogg in 2008.
First TV Show
He first appeared in the popular talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2008 as a guest.
After suffering two seizures within six hours, Rick Ross revealed that it was the time to trim the fat off his 350 pounds frame. To achieve his weight loss goals, Ross headed to the gym for CrossFit style workouts, which he loves to call RossFit.
He works out in the gym for at least four days a week. His workout starts with a jog after which he sets up five exercises and performs them in a circuit over a period of 30 minutes. The typical circuit includes – deadlifts, box jumps, medicine ball throws, row sprints, and pushups.
When it comes to diet, he likes to cheat once in a while. He is allowed to each his favorite burgers and chicken wings about two to three times a week between noon and five in the evening. He also sleeps around seven to eight hours to sustain his weight loss.
Rick Ross Favorite Things
- Food Item – Cheese
- Scripture – Psalms 27:1-4
- Champagne – Belaire Rose
- Season – Summer
- Rapper – Ice Cube
- City – Miami
- Food – Garlic Parm gilders from Wingstop
Source – Bon Appetit, US Magazine
Rick Ross Facts
- Rick Ross got his first tattoo at the age of 13. Over the years, he has accumulated over 500 tattoos.
- He is an avid video game collector and has every game released from Coleco to Xbox.
- To relieve stress during the recording sessions, he likes to play video games.
- In January 2008, Rick Ross was arrested in Miami for the possession of gun and marijuana.
- Ross and his bodyguard were arrested in June 2015 in Fayette County, Georgia for kidnapping and assaulting a lands keeper.
- Before making it big in the music industry, Ross used to work as a correctional officer. He held that post for 18 months until June 1997.
- During his high school, he excelled in football and was even in Miami Carol City Senior High School team.
- In January 2013, Rick and his then girlfriend Shateria L. Moragne-el were targeted in a drive-by shooting in Florida shortly after celebrating his birthday. Both managed to escape unhurt.
- He was given the nickname ‘Ricky Rozay’ by his friends because of his love for champagne.
- Visit his official website @ rozayraw.com and rickrossmastermind.com.
- Hear more from Rick Ross on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Myspace.