For those who can't get enough of this pseudo-scandal, it seems that Rick Ross has finally copped (lol) to his past as a corrections officer. After photos leaked recently of his academy graduation, he first flat-out denied it was him, claiming someone had Photoshopped his face onto someone else's body. That story seemed awfully hard to stick with after The Smoking Gun dredged up all his official employment documents -- guess Ross never considered that pesky Freedom of Information thing that gives anybody access to such public records.
Anyways, seems like he's finally stopped the charade and admitted this all definitively, in an interview in the latest issue of Don Diva magazine. Here's the teaser quote the magazine has been sending out:
"I never tried to hide my past! I put my name inside all my CDs. My company has my SS #. I could've put a company name...I done been up and I done been down and that's what make me who I am. I never ratted on a nigga! I never prosecuted a nigga! I never locked up a nigga that is first and foremost. I always felt that me being the nigga I am, I never owed a nigga an explanation. When I'm making my music and I'm talking about blow, it's because I did it. When I say that I'm rich off of cocaine, it's because I did it. Those are the street principles that apply." -- Rick Ross
Personally, I'm in the Who-cares-if-he-was-a-prison-guard-everyone's-gotta-eat camp, but getting caught in a lie you later have to admit is never a good look. To read the full interview, you've got to track down a copy of Don Diva, "The Original Street Bible," which you can do by visiting its web site at www.dondivamag.com. -- Arielle Castillo