The Drug Dealer Rick Ross Has Lost His Lawsuit Against the Rapper Rick Ross


Earlier this year, infamous drug dealer "Freeway" Ricky Ross filed a lawsuit against William Leonard Roberts II — better known by the stage name Rick Ross — for profiting off his name and image as a ruthless criminal. Well, apparently this is not actually something you can sue for! The lawsuit has been dismissed because, "In support of his trademark claims, Plaintiff alleges that his name was well known in the drug trade and by law enforcement segments of the urban crime, rap and black [community] because he did business as Rick Ross, until he was arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated in federal prison. This illegal activity ... [does] not provide support for Plaintiff having a valid trademark for his name." And somewhere, Queens rapper Noreaga is nodding contentedly to himself. [AllHipHop]