Freeway Ricky Ross – the drug kingpin-turned-community activist who made over $600 million distributing cocaine across the US in the 1980s and early ’90s – has been attempting to sue Rick Ross, the prison guard-turned-rapper, over the use of this name for some time now.
Ross the Drug Dealer’s original suit against Ross the Rapper was thrown out on a technicality. Freeway Ricky has been granted a new day in court though, as a Superior Court judge in California has agreed to set an August trial date in his new suit against Warner Brothers, Ross the Rapper’s label. Via All Hip-Hop:
Judge Rita Miller finally set an August date for a trial by Jury, to hear the lawyers’ arguments regarding the case.
Freeway Ricky Ross told AllHipHop.com that he would be deposing some of the industry’s biggest executives in the case, all of whom are associated with the rapper Rick Ross.
“We will be deposing Sean Combs, Stephen Cooper, Lyor Cohen and Todd Moscowitz,” Freeway Ricky Ross told AllHipHop.com today (January 9).
Freeway Ricky Ross claims that despite the ongoing court battle, Rick Ross is still flagrantly ripping off his image.
Toronto-based warehouse manager Rick Ross has opted to stay out of the fray for the time being.