After the success of his 5th studio album, Rick Ross makes his debut on the cover of Rolling Stone. The issue hits newsstands August 17th.
For the first time, Ross talks about his past life as a corrections officer â€“ an opportunity, he says, to â€œwash my handsâ€ after his best friend was sentenced to 10 years for trafficking cocaine and heroin: â€œThis was my best friend, who I ate peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches with, and pork and beans with, my buddy, my partner, my number-one dude. Suddenly Iâ€™m talking to him over federal phone calls. Hearing the way it was building, I knew I couldnâ€™t take nothing for granted,â€ says Ross. â€œMy homeyâ€™s father was a huge influence on my life, too . . . He was the one who was like, â€˜Yo, go get a job somewhere, man. Go be a fireman. Or go be a fucking corrections officer. Just go sit down somewhere.