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American gangster turned activist Rick Ross has formally filed a lawsuit against William Roberts (aka Rick Ross) for using his name and story to sell records.

In a lawsuit filed in a California Federal Court, Ross filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on Friday (June 18th) in U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

According to the papers filed by Ross’ attorney Melvin Sharpe, all parties involved are being sued including Jay-Z, Maybach Music Group, Slip-N-Slide Records and Universal Music Group.

According to Ross, the labels and Jay-Z are included in the lawsuit due to their knowledge of Rick Ross’ legendary status on the street and still allowed him to use the name and image in order to sell records.

Due to being a named defendant, Roberts and Jay-Z are scheduled to be summonsed and may have to appear in court to testify.

In addition to filing the necessary paperwork, the lawyers for Freeway Ricky filed paperwork seeking a temporary restraining order for preliminary and permanent injunction relief, to officially block the release of Ross’ upcoming album Teflon Don.

As of press time there were no changes or response to the lawsuit by any camp, we will keep you updated as the story continues to unfold…

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