Fans who gripe about wanting more details about Rick Ross’ personal life found what they were looking for during Wednesday’s (March 5) episode of “RapFix Live.” The MMG CEO broke down some essential lyrics from his new album, Mastermind, opening up about family and even admitting that he’d work as a corrections officer again if he had to.
The album’s first full track, “Rich is Gangsta,” finds Rozay rapping about his reasons for becoming a prison guard, a revelation that first made headlines back in 2008. “Feds tore apart the squad n—a, that’s why I had to play the part n—a/That wasn’t me, it was a job n–a,” he spits, clearly referencing the scandal. “It gets deeper, that was just a start, n—a.”
“That particular line most definitely referred to me being a C.O.,” Ross told host Sway Calloway. “And that being a job and just understanding the grind and the hustle and anything else I may have done. It’s just a job, it’s a hustle.”
Though Ross initially denied the news, in 2009 he admitted that he was formerly employed as a corrections officer, and today he doesn’t regret how any of it went down.
“I wouldn’t change nothing, cause to me it’s about who Rozay is,” he explained. “It’s about me. Anywhere I go, when I step in the room, I put it down. People know it’s authentic right here, they know it’s real, so it was nothing that I was personally threatened with, I was just ready to move on. Let’s go get this money, let’s make this music.”
“And right now, to feed my family — I’d do it again,” he added matter-of-factly. “To feed my kids, I’d go get it. We gon’ get it. My whole team gon’ go get it. We gon win. And that’s with everything we ever did. I been winning.”
Mastermind is in stores now.