It has always been unclear if Rick Ross ever held a job as a correctional officer, but in his recent interview with Rolling Stone, he finally opened up about it. He said that he took the job as a way to “wash his hands” after his closest friend got a 10-year prison sentence for drug trafficking cocaine and heroin:
“This was my best friend, who I ate peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches with, and pork and beans with, my buddy, my partner, my number-one dude. 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,” says Ross.
“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.”
You can read the rest of the interview at Rolling Stone.