Looks like rapper Rick Ross has found himself in even more trouble for stealing names that aren’t his. First being sued by ex-druglord Ricky (Freeway) Ross for using his name, now the 34 year old rapper has found himself in trouble for using the name “Teflon Don” for his new album. John Gotti’s 24-year old grandson Carmine has told the NY Daily News that Rick Ross should’ve gotten consent from the late mobster’s family to use the name. John Gotti, former mob boss, was dubbed the nick-name “Teflon Don” in the 80’s for winning numerous acquittals in court.
“He should have asked for permission. A standup, respectable guy would come and ask ‘if I could use the nickname,” Carmine said of the rapper. “I think he’s a great artist, but you can’t just start calling yourself that to sell records…He wants to go for that whole image, but hey, be yourself.”
And Ross’s fascination with the mob did not begin with the album he released on Tuesday (July 20). His latest mixtures, also released this year, were called “The Albert Anastasia EP” and “Carlo Cambino.” Both Anastasia and Gambino were also mob bosses.
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Written by Michael Wash
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