Rapper Rick Ross is being sued by the drug trafficker Rick Ross for allegedly stealing his name to forge a career — and top music industry execs are being handed subpoenas for the trial.
Rapper Rick, whose real name is William Roberts, is said to have adopted his stage name from the former cocaine kingpin, infamous for running a drug empire in LA in the 1980s. Drug dealer Ross, who went to jail in 1996 and got out in 2009, says his name has been “exploited and misused since he went to prison and . . . [the rapper] made millions off Ross’ name.”