My Meal With Rick Ross, By Tim Kash

Rick RossWho has a 48-inch waist, wears a XXXXXL t-shirt and owns more sunglasses than Paris Hilton?


For a 350-pound, 6-foot-4 bearded heavyweight, sunglasses seem like an unusual addiction to have. But Ross isn't just a fan of eyewear — he's a connoisseur. His collection numbers "in the hundreds," he said.

When we caught up with him at New York's Philippe restaurant for our interview on Wednesday, he was sporting some 24-carat-gold-plated, diamond-encrusted, custom-designed, clear-tint Cazels. Ross takes his style very seriously: He was dressed crisp, and even though his stylist had laid out three different looks, there was no need to change.

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He rolled in light (only five or six people — light for an MC!) and sat down with me to chop it up over a nice big meal, but his drink of choice might surprise you: a Malibu and pineapple.

We talked about his third album, Deeper Than Rap, which is set to drop this month; his choice in films (he loves Jenna Jameson!); the type of girl he goes for; and his love for Maybachs — he promises the most Maybachs ever in his forthcoming video for "Maybach Music Pt. 2."

We also talked extensively about other topics, including his heavyweight feud with 50 Cent and his recently admitted past as a prison guard — but we can't use that material for a little while. However, trust me: It will be worth the wait! Look for much more from our interview with Rick Ross coming soon!

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