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 AllHipHop.com, 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 AllHipHop.com. “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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