Rick Ross: Road to the 2012 BET Awards

The Bawse dominated the game this past year.

Rick Ross: Road to the 2012 BET Awards - Rick Ross dominated the 2011 BET Awards with a triumphant performance. But this year, expect the Bawse to top himself. He's had a massive 12 months filled with setbacks that Rozay always managed to overcome. And outdoing himself on the BET Awards stage is the perfect way to cap it off. Click on to follow Rick Ross' road to the BET Awards.  (Photo: Courtesy Maybach Music Group)

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Rick Ross: Road to the 2012 BET Awards - Rick Ross dominated the 2011 BET Awards with a triumphant performance. But this year, expect the Bawse to top himself. He's had a massive 12 months filled with setbacks that Rozay always managed to overcome. And outdoing himself on the BET Awards stage is the perfect way to cap it off. Click on to follow Rick Ross' road to the BET Awards. (Photo: Courtesy Maybach Music Group)

October 7, 2011: Ross Releases "You the Boss" With Nicki Minaj - Rozay joined forces with the one and only Nicki Minaj for a sexy new single, "You the Boss," originally intended for his much-anticipated fifth album, God Forgives, I Don't.(Photos: Jemal Countess/Getty Images; Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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October 7, 2011: Ross Releases "You the Boss" With Nicki Minaj - Rozay joined forces with the one and only Nicki Minaj for a sexy new single, "You the Boss," originally intended for his much-anticipated fifth album, God Forgives, I Don't.(Photos: Jemal Countess/Getty Images; Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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October 14, 2011: Ross Suffers Two Seizures - Ross' fairy-tale ride almost came to a tragic end when he suffered two near-fatal seizures on the same day while en route to a show via private plane. Rozay had to be revived with CPR.  (Photo: Joe Kohen/Getty Images)

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November 1, 2011: Ross Guides Wale's Ambition to Big Debut - Ross boosted his Bawse credentials when Wale's sophomore album, Ambition, landed at No. 2 on the charts. The takeaway was clear: Wale had resurrected his once-sagging career by signing to Ross' Maybach Music Group imprint, which was rapidly becoming one of the most buzzed-about labels around. (Photo: Shareif Ziyadat/PictureGroup)

Maybach Music Group - Damn, Rozay ? whatever happened to brand loyalty? In 2009, before he shouted out Bugatti and Aston Martin, Ross founded Maybach Music Group, home to Meek Mill, Wale and more. But maybe he was just hedging his bets: Mercedes-Benz, who owns the luxury brand, announced last year that it was phasing out Maybachs for good by 2013.

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January 6, 2012: Ross Unveils "Stay Schemin'" - Ross continued his reign when he released the video "Stay Schemin," featuring Drake and French Montana, off of his Rich Forever mixtape that same day. The catchy corner anthem has become Ross' biggest hit this year — well, so far at least. (Photo: Courtesy Maybach Music Group)

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January 6, 2012: Ross drops Rich Forever - Ross postponed his highly anticipated God Forgives, I Don't album due to his health issues, but he didn't leave fans high and dry: In January, Rozay dropped Rich Forever, an acclaimed mixtape featuring the hits "Stay Schemin'" and "Holy Ghost." (Photo: Courtesy Maybach Music Group)

Ross Gets on the Good Foot - Last year, Swizz Beatz recruited Ross for an endorsement deal with Reebok. As part of the deal, Ross released promo content, including the song "Reebok's Back," and will launch his own big and tall men's apparel line.   (Photo: Jerritt Clark/WireImage)

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March 14, 2012: Ross Announces Reebok Endorsement Deal - Ross expanded his portfolio big time when he announced that Swizz Beatz had inked him to a huge endorsement deal with newly resurgent Reebok.(Photo: Jerritt Clark/WireImage/Getty Images)

22. Rick Ross, "In Cold Blood" - A murderous Deeper Than Rap track aimed at Bawse arch nemesis 50 Cent, "In Cold Blood" features the epic, cinematic sound that's become Ross' trademark since then, with a gargantuan horn section bringing the drama. (Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

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March 17, 2012: Rick Ross Performs at SXSW - Rozay took over the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, with a surprise, headline-making performance at the Fader Fort.(Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

April 2012: Ross Battles Ongoing Health-Scare Rumors - In April the Internet was abuzz with reports that Ross had to cancel several shows in Australia, Guyana and stateside after a medical emergency. Ross later released a statement saying that some of the cancellations were due to contractual disputes, but that hasn't quelled ongoing worries about the Ross' health.  (Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)

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April 2012: Ross Battles Ongoing Health-Scare Rumors - In April the Internet was abuzz with reports that Ross had to cancel several shows in Australia, Guyana and stateside after a medical emergency. Ross later released a statement saying that some of the cancellations were due to contractual disputes, but that hasn't quelled ongoing worries about the Ross' health. (Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)

Rick Ross - There's two things we know about silk, besides it being a smooth and cool, loose fitting fabric, it's Rick Ross' attire of choice. Here the Maybach boss hits the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards red carpet adorned in custom silk shirt similar to the one he wore in the "Aston Martin Music" video from his Deeper Than Rap album.(Photo: Chris McKay/Getty Images)

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May 2, 2012: Ross Sets New Date for God Forgives, I Don't - After months of delays, Ross finally set a new date for his God Forgives, I Don't album, undoubtedly the most hyped release of the year, at a paparazzi-filled press conference. He also announced that he had signed Omarion to his Maybach Music Group label and also set release dates for anticipated albums from Meek Mill (August 28) and the Maybach camp (June 26). Is there any doubt that 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the Bawse?(Photo: Chris McKay/Getty Images)

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'Lemme See,' Featuring Rick Ross - Usher teamed with MMG boss Rozay on this ultra sexy track that had him seducing a chick with promises of taking his shirt off.   (Photos from Left:  Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy, Stuart Wilson/Getty Images) 

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May 22, 2012: Rick Ross and Usher Drop "Touch'N You" - After making a fiery cameo on Usher's "Lemme See" single earlier this year, Rick Ross teamed up with the superstar crooner once again for "Touch'N You," which will appear on Rozay's upcoming God Forgives, I Don't.(Photos: Larry Busacca/Getty Images; Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

Maybach Music Group, Self Made 2 - This album lacked the big records of last year's predecessor ("I'ma Boss," "Tupac Back"), and Omarion is a downgrade from Teedra Moses. But it once again showcased Rick Ross and friends in their wheelhouse, spitting grandiose rap fantasies over massive beats. The Maybach boss has an undeniable vision, and a talented team of artists and producers who know how to make it reality.  (Photo: Maybach Music Group)

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June 26, 2012: Ross and MMG Drop Self Made 2  - Just days before the 2012 BET Awards, Ross and his Maybach Music camp are releasing the highly anticipated sequel to last year's banging Self Made, Vol. 1 compilation. With Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley, Omarion, Gunplay and, of course, Rozay himself joining forces on one album, expect big things. (Photo: Courtesy Maybach Music Group)