In his first published comments about the mini-scandal, Ross told Rolling Stone that he signed up after his best friend was sent to prison: "Suddenly I'm talking to him over federal phone calls. Hearing the way it was building, I knew I couldn't take nothing for granted. My homey's father was a huge influence on my life, too ... He was the one who was like, 'Yo, go get a job somewhere, man. Go be a fireman. Or go be a fucking corrections officer. Just go sit down somewhere." Also, he thinks those seizures were caused by weed.