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Things are looking mighty grim in the REAL WORLD for Officer Ricky!


“The XXL Editors received this letter from Louis Vuitton concerning the May 2009 cover of Rick Ross.

Dear Editor:

We were dismayed to see the cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL Magazine, which features a photo of Rick Ross wearing a pair of sunglasses prominently featuring counterfeit Louis Vuitton trademarks. Because the photo has generated considerable confusion among your readers and Louis Vuitton customers among others, we feel it is important to clarify several points.

The first is that the sunglasses Mr. Ross is wearing were not made by Louis Vuitton, and in fact, are counterfeit [click here to read]. Louis Vuitton did not grant permission to Mr. Ross or to whoever did make the sunglasses to use our trademarks. The second is that no affiliation, sponsorship or association exists between Rick Ross or XXL and Louis Vuitton. The third is that counterfeiting is illegal.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to correct the confusion.”


Michael D. Pantalony, Esq.

Louis Vuitton Malletier

Meanwhile, the Bawse had troubles of another kind as the relatively quiet, Beenie Man warned Rick Ross about how Jamaica feels about the boys in blue:

Speaking about Rick Ross’ past history within law enforcement, Beenie talked with DJ Whoo Kid about the chances of being a police affiliated emcee in his home country.

No, Jamaica don’t do police,” Beenie explained. “You can be a cop if you want [but not an artist.] If you’re a police artist, I don’t know if that’s going to work out. You’re a cop and an artist? That don’t work out in Jamaica. You got cop artists, but they do that talent show sh*t. They don’t come out on the street because n*ggas in Jamaica, once they find out you’re a cop and you’re on-stage, that means you’re vulnerable. And you know what I mean, there gonna be battles, stones, oranges, apples, all that sh*t. When I say orange and apple, you understand it’s an M-16, AK-47, if you want me to get serious. Because then you’re vulnerable. You’re a cop on stage. No police in the business. If you gonna be in the business, you gotta re-sign the business because police is in the killing business. The innocent killing business. And then the innocence is in the crowd and they’re gonna try to kill you back because that’s how it goes, eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth.” (Radio Planet TV)

Does Rick Ross have a chance at keeping his “Noisemakers” status? Check it out below:

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