You may know Rick Ross as that rapper with a deep voice and unparalleled facial hair, but there’s a lot of wisdom in that thick beard! We recently sat down with the Florida MC to chat about the importance of hard work, generosity and “Hustlin‘” hard for yourself and others.
You’ve gotta “put yourself in a position [to] not only help yourself, but help others,” Ross told MTV ACT. “At the end of the day, that’s what it’s really about.”
Is Mr. Rozay turning over a new leaf? Earlier this year he apologized for a lyric in the song “U.O.E.N.O.” — which sounded like he was encouraging rape. “For me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets,” said Ross in a written apology.
Our chat with the rapper’s came just in time for Christmas, when it’s easy to get caught up in the getting, but not so much the giving part. And while the end of the year does tend to be a time of mixed emotions — especially if you’re still broke and single like I am — it’s important to remember just how lucky you really are. “Believe it or not, you’ve got a stronger start than a lot of people,” Ross advised. “It’s about how you end up.”
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