Rick Ross may not know how to multiply but he knows how to cash Cheques. The MMG boss opened up to AfroTech in a 2021 interview about his hatred for school and how he used foolery to cover up for his lack of intellect.
“I was a jackass,” said Ross. “Without a doubt, I was a comedian. I had a good sense of humor. I was the funny dude and all that. And I don’t think it was just because I naturally wanted to be but [because] I didn’t know the answers to the questions and all the stuff [the teachers was] writing. That might’ve been my way to cover that up because I never understood, I never learned my multiplication still to this day.”
The multi-hyphenate also admitted he struggled with algebra and couldn’t really figure out what the language meant.
“When they began going into pre-algebra A equals E, that sh*t was like a whole nother language to me,” the rapper recalled. “I just wanted to walk out … ‘What are you talking about A equals E? What is this?’So, I knew right then, while I was sitting in the math class, I wanted to learn to be a great speaker. So that’s what made me become a writer. And I think that’s why I’m a author now.”
Regardless of his lack of multiplication abilities, the Maybach Music CEO has done really well for himself considering the circumstances. Rick Ross owns 25 Wingstop locations, is a franchise owner of Checkers and Rally’s restaurants, has a partnership with spirits brands Luc Belaire and Bumbu, has his own men’s hair and beard grooming line, RICH by Rick Ross, is in partnership with Rap Snacks and has ventured into the cannabis industry with Cookies brand.
Ross also recently released the Deluxe edition of his tenth album, Rich Than I Ever Been.