*For proving that he’s a badass, at lease to himself, and maybe a few others, Miami rapper rick Ross is going to have to pay $300,000 for assaulting DJ Vlad back in 2008.

A Manhattan federal jury ruled last week that Ross and his crew were liable for the altercation at the Ozone Awards in Houston, Texas which left DJ Vlad, whose real name is Vlad Lyubovny, with a broken eye socket.

For being a victim of Ross’ his badness, Vlad was awarded $50,000 in compensatory damages plus $250,000 in punitive damages.

Ross and his crew reportedly attacked Vlad – the owner of hip-hop site VladTV.com – for exposing that he once worked as a corrections officer. Of course Ross had been frontin’ that he was a one-time drug dealer and and all around badass before his rap career took off. Although he initially denied his past employment, eventually he confessed to his past.

“As an individual that covers breaking news in the hip-hop world … I am grateful that the jury punished Rick Ross for setting me up,” said Vlad, following the ruling. “All I was doing was covering the news and making commentary.”

Ross, who is now reportedly being managed by Diddy, hasn’t commented on the court’s ruling.