Rick Ross Wants to Be the Next Spike Lee

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 12:  Hip-Hop artist Rick Ross performs before the WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana weigh in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. will defend his titles against Maidana on September 13 in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Rick Ross Wants to Be the Next Spike Lee

A movie inspired by Rozay's life could be coming soon.

Published December 16, 2015

Rick Ross has set his sights on Hollywood, but rather than go the acting route or sell the rights to his life story, the rapper is taking a page from Spike Lee by writing a screenplay and will hopefully direct.  

The Maybach Music honcho reveals to Rolling Stone that he recently penned a movie he calls GABOS, which stands for Game Ain't Based on Sympathy. Ross says he pulled from his own life for his story — or, rather, stuff he heard growing up. “I did a lot of recollections and just a lot of stories I heard as a youngster coming up,” he says. “I remember seeing different things, as well as I sprinkled a few of my experiences in it. I feel it’s really gonna be groundbreaking.”

Ross was inspired by hit series like Miami Vice and the new Netflix hit Narcos, and is thinking big when it comes to the scale of the project. "I feel it's too big to be one film," he said. "I feel we should film it, break it down and make a series, if we can." 

As for the screenwriting process, Ross describes it as "easy" and even gives us a peek into his storytelling sensibility. "The only thing better than a double-cross is a triple-cross," he states. Bawse! 

Maybe Rozay's next script could be a Bonnie & Clyde style romance starring him and Lira Galore? Watch the rapper talk about his ride-or-die on The Real, below:

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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