5. Rick Ross Sues Rick Ross
What the parole officer-turned-rapper William Roberts has done to the real Rick Ross is tantamount to identity theft…but it says a lot about the sad state of Hip-Hop affairs when folks, in general, know of the Miami pig’s (pun intended) past & still co-sign the fakery (then have the nerve to call themselves “real N-words”). In any event, Freeway Ricky Ross — a California-based drug kingpin with several Federal bids under his belt (in other words, someone who really is “about that life”) — sued William Roberts under a Federal copyright infringement statute, claiming that he stole his name to make a profit for himself. (Sounds about right.) Initially, the suit went in Roberts’ favor; the suit was later reversed to go in favor of The Real Rick Ross.