Rapper Rick Ross can keep his name, thanks to an L.A. County Superior Court judge who shut down a bid from former drug dealer “Freeway” Rick Ross who tried to hoard the name.
“Freeway” Rick Ross had filed suit against the rapper, claiming ownership of the name. In fact, the rapper has strongly intimated in his songs his name was inspired by the drug dude.
In the song “Hustlin” for example, Ross makes several references to large-scale drug dealing. The judge today ruled “Freeway” Rick has no case, and threw the lawsuit out.