*Rapper Rick Ross has commented on a $10 million dollar lawsuit filed by Freeway Ricky Ross, who claims the hip hop artist stole his name, image and likeness and have made millions in profits at his expense.
“We just gonna let the people deal with that,” rapper Rick Ross told AllHipHop.com in an exclusive interview. “It’s like owning a restaurant, you’re gonna have a few slip and falls. You get lawsuits, you deal with them, and get them out your way…sometimes you lose.”
Rick Ross, the rapper, also denied that he was changing his name to “Ricky Rozay,” a tag he’s been using lately, most recently during the 2010 BET Awards.
“That’s my Twitter name, so hit me up on twitter @RickyRozay. I just got on Twitter so shout out to all my followers,” the rapper told the Web site.
Freeway Ricky, who last year ended a 20-year prison sentence on cocaine trafficking charges, vented about Rick Ross during an interview with Fox’s Channel 11 News in Los Angeles. [Watch below.]
“I did 20 years in prison and beaucoups of money went into making this name and what it is today. I feel it was mine, I own it and I want it back,” he said. “It’s mine. It’s like if somebody stole your car, even though they painted it and put wheels on it that they like, it’s still your car.”