Rick Ross Arrested In Louisiana

The self-proclaimed "bawse" gets arrested for possession of marijuana.

Posted: 03/28/2011 11:38 AM EDT
Filed Under Rick Ross

Rick Ross can officially call himself a criminal. He may not be Big Meech status just yet, but the Maybach music maker was arrested this past Friday in Shreveport, Louisiana for possession of marijuana. 

The rapper, who is currently on the I Am Music II tour with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, was staying at the Shreveport Hilton when police nabbed him. Apparently, police were responding to the strong smell of marijuana coming from his room. According to sources, police found a gram of marijuana. Ross, whose real name is William Roberts, was booked and released the same night.

Though Rick Ross has often rapped about criminal activity in his music, his street credibility was questioned after The Smoking Gun posted a photo of Ross in a corrections officer uniform in July of 2008. After first denying to be the person in the picture, Ross eventually admitted that it was him. The scandal led to a back-and-forth feud with rapper 50 Cent, who dubbed him, "Officer Ricky."


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