Rick Ross gets his “rock” on with his shirt off, posing for the September 2012 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which hits newsstands on August 17th. Inside the issue, he speaks on the seizures he has, attending a Christian school in his childhood, his past as a corrections officer and much more.
His fifth studio album, God Forgives, I Don’t debuted at the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart last week, with a total of 218,000 copies. It serves as his 4th album to reach the top spot on the chart, as well as the US R&B chart and US Rap chart.
Call me crazy, but I like his magazine cover. He seems to be having fun and that’s what you’re supposes to do at a photo shoot. Though I would appreciate it if he pulled his pants up a little bit, the cover still remains very fun and interesting . Take a look at a few excerpts from his interview below!
On how weed contributed to his seizures:
“I’m most definitely an avid user, a pothead, however you want to look at it. I call it green caviar. It’s like a short vacation—it helps me chill out. And people really love it when I chill out, because I can really be a dickhead.”
On attending a Christian school:
“They wanted me to learn the Ten Commandments. I told them I didn’t really have time for that right now. I got through high school on my popularity and shit. … But my grades was never good. I was never good at math.”
On becoming a corrections officer due to a close friend getting sentenced to 10 years for trafficking cocaine and heroin:
“This was my best friend, who I ate peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches with, and pork and beans with, my buddy, my partner, my number-one dude. Suddenly I’m talking to him over federal phone calls. Hearing the way it was building, I knew I couldn’t take nothing for granted.
My homey’s father was a huge influence on my life, too . . . He was the one who was like, ‘Yo, go get a job somewhere, man. Go be a fireman. Or go be a fucking corrections officer. Just go sit down somewhere.”