TSG has posted a fun transcript involving our own fake tough guy rapper, Rick Ross:
The rapper Rick Ross would have his fans believe that he made millions trafficking cocaine while running with one of Miami’s violent street gangs. Of course, that claim took a hit recently with the disclosure that Ross (real name: William Leonard Roberts) actually once worked as a corrections officer, news that was met with derision in hip-hop circles. Now, records show that Ross’s own lawyer last year disputed reports that the performer has ever been affiliated with any gang. Ross’s purported hoodlum connections were explored last April during a deposition of Officer Rey Hernandez, a Miami Beach cop who arrested Ross in January 2008 on gun and marijuana charges (one of the few blemishes on Ross’s rap sheet). As seen in the below transcript excerpts, Ross’s lawyer, Allan Zamren, asked Hernandez why Ross’s case was assigned to the gang task force. “Because your client claims affiliation with Carol City Cartel and other known gang members,” Hernandez replied. The cop then directed Zamren to “some literature or video on U-Tube that you can pull up for yourself.”
The Tubes as a legitimate basis for referral to I wouldn’t know — I just watch old Joe Walsh and fitness videos on that site.Detective, what task force would that qualify me for?
But hey — it’s South Florida, you can be anything you claim to be….