10 Things To Know About Rick Ross

Grammy noms, A-list feuds and ‘bossing up’, all about the rap heavyweight whose hitting the stage at WHITE Dubai to close this season of Disturbing Dubai

As the Grammy-nominated rapper Rick Ross hits the White Dubai stage on May 11 to close out the latest season of Disturbing Dubai, we reveal 10 fascinating facts about the entrepreneur and hip hop star…

1 His debut album, Port of Miami debuted at number one on the US
Billboard 200 album chart in 2006, shifting 187,000 units in the first week.

2 In July 2008, it was made public that he had once worked as a correctional officer at the South Florida Reception Center for 18 months between 1995 and 1997, which he at first denied then admitted to.

3 He once embarked on a feud with 50 Cent, after accusing the In Da Club star of looking at him the wrong way at the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2008.

4 He has been nominated for a Grammy five times.

5 Rick was the first artists Diddy signed to his Ciroc Management company.

6 His real name is William Leonard Roberts II.

7 While out celebrating his 37th birthday on January 27, 2013, Rick and his girlfriend were the targets of a drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and crashed their car into an apartment to escape.

8 When he first started out, he performed under the pseudonym, Teflon Da Don.

9 He has collaborated with DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Usher, Drake and Lil Wayne, to name but a few.

10 When it comes to ‘bossing up’, he says, “Really, every day is the perfect day to boss up. Every day that you wake up is a perfect day to boss up. It’s all about continuing to put one foot in front of the next. That’s what it’s about. Whatever you think you’re going through, just put one foot in front of the next.”

As Disturbing Dubai ends another successful season, let us remind you of five artists to watch over the coming months http://www.whitedubai.com/article/five-hip-hop-stars-watch-2018-%E2%80%9...

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