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Former drug kingpin “Freeway” Ricky Ross’ battle  for his name took a sour turn today in court as he was ordered to pay $500,000 in the rapper Rick Ross’ legal fees. According to, lawyers for Freeway Ricky Ross unsuccessfully argued that each time Rick Ross mentioned the name in trade that it was a re-usage of his name, which should have extended the statute of limitations.

“We believe that every time he goes on the radio he’s re-using my name, but the judge ruled that it’s one continuous use,” Freeway Ricky Ross explained to  “I believe that those are all re-uses of my name, separate and different from when he started to call himself Rick Ross. They were trying to get me to pay $1.3 million, but she [Judge Miller] knocked it down to $500k.

“It aint over and it aint never gonna be over until things get straight,” he promised. “I aint gonna stop, I am going to keep going until I get my name back and whatever else I got coming.” While the God Forgives, I Don’t rapper has yet to speak on the record about the kingpin whose name he borrows, Freeway hasn’t been as silent. “I think he’s a complete idiot,” he said in an earlier interview. “It’s a disgrace for me to have someone like this with my name. He doesn’t know what the name stands for, or how I got my name. He thinks that this name belongs to some big mafia guy who don’t care about nothing but himself and really, he’s just a pig.”


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