HipHopWired Featured Video

Freeway Ricky Ross has hit another snag in his quest for legal vindication over allegations that Rick Ross stole his identity. On Wednesday (March 20), a judge rejected the argument filed against Warner Bros., who he believes assisted the Maybach Music rapper.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the former drug kingpin, vowed to take his battle to appeals court. “California Appeals Court briefs are due in a few weeks,” he said. “Judge believes that even a new contract still falls under Single publication, our position is that it is republication as in Nestle v. Chistophe. We feel good about our case.

“This is classic republication as to all defendants there was consistently new music, management decisions and product made. The statute of limitations was never meant to be used to hide defendants actively infringing with new decisions and campaigns.”

Ross has suffered setbacks before. Last year, he was ordered to cover his alleged impostor’s $500,000 legal fees.

Aside from the litigation, he’s also prepping a film about his life, in which Nick Cannon will star.