A shirtless, celebratory Rick Ross graces the cover of the August 2012 edition of Rolling Stone magazine. "Rick Ross: Gangster of Love," reads the headline.
On the inside, the Maybach Music Group head talks about the revelation that he spent time in his pre-music career as a corrections officer. This information sparked controversy, as some fans thought the job represented a betrayal of the gangster machismo he projected in his raps.
Ross says he took the job after his close friend was arrested for drug trafficking:
"This was my best friend, who I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with, and pork and beans with, my buddy, my partner, my number-one dude. Suddenly I'm talking to him over federal phone calls. Hearing the way it was building, I knew I couldn't take nothing for granted."
The issue hit stands on Friday, August 17.
by RTT Staff Writer
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