Looks like your boy, Rick Ross is single and ready to mingle. Well a rumor hit the net recently that rapper Rick Ross secretly got engaged to girlfriend and fashion designer Shateria L. Moragne-el last weekend. Well Rozay says no! Despite the rumors online that he popped the question, he and Shateria are not only NOT engaged, they aren’t even a couple. A source close to Rick Ross tells us that the rapper hasn’t talked to Shateria in over a month.
Meek Mill is still bitter about Reebok terminating Rick Ross‘s endorsement deal in the wake of the “U.O.E.N.O.” controversy last month. The MMG rapper appeared on CivilTV and voiced his anger at the way the corporation “pimped” Ross and then dumped when things got hot.
“F**k Reebok. We wear Puma’s. That’s what we do. We wear Puma’s. As far as the Rick Ross situation with Reebok, I just don’t approve of none of that,” Meek said. “I don’t approve of no companies trying to dip and dab in our culture and then when you make a mistake they dip out on you. So, it’s like they still making money off of our brand.”
“I’m very against that. Ross is off of Reebok now, Reebok still gonna make money off of Ross. You know what I’m saying? Before Rick Ross and Swizz and Tyga, it was no Reebok,” he added. “These companies they actually follow our culture and make money off of our culture and pay us like a pimp…And me, I’m against that. Any way you fire me, we gonna tear your sh*t back down. Ain’t nobody wearing Reebok.”
A booking company that helped Rick Ross is coming after the rapper for money it claims he owes. The Florida-based Total Access Talent claims that it was hired by Rick Ross Touring to book and organize several dates in the Sunshine State in November of 2012. According to the company, it was never paid its 10% commission. According to TMZ, Total Access has been booking Ross’s gigs since 2004. They have filed a lawsuit–but acknowledge that their last agreement for arranging this tour was verbal. Total Access says Ross owes at least $171,000 in commissions.
Rick Ross may have a lot of people upset over his lyrics on Rocko‘s now infamous “U.O.E.N.O.” track, but he’s also got some people in his corner. The latest rapper to come to his defense is Tyga. The Young Money rapper can relate to lyrical backlash, being that students at Harvard are protesting his forthcoming appearance at their annual Yardfest concert. During an interview with the LA Leakers, the 23-year-old spoke on how political correctness has brightened the spotlight on rap lyrics.
Standing up for Ross, he labeled the controversial verse an exercise in his 1st Amendment rights. “What he said that’s just freedom of speech,” Tyga explained making mentioned of the ongoing Reebok protest calling for the shoe company to cut ties with the MMG leader. “It wasn’t even his record. For them to do all that off of a mixtape song that wasn’t even his is kinda like…. you just got those groups they just wanna [petition].
“Activists and those righteous groups that’s what they do, they probably don’t even listen to Ross’ music, I know they don’t know who Rocko is! They just finding anything they can.” In reference to his own controversy, Tyga blasted the notion that he promotes “s-xism” and “r@pe culture,” as stated in the Change.org petition against him.”I’ve read the letter and it was funny because–this is just a group this isn’t the whole student union. The people that booked me, they’re fans. At the end of the day people have a right to their opinion, and I have a right to my opinion; to say what I want because it’s my music.” Admitting to making music deemed both good and bad, the “Rack City” rapper welcomes the best of both worlds. “I make negative music, but I also make positive music because that’s what’s thrown at me in life, your good and your evils.”