Andy Warhol’s Interview Interview: Rick Ross

Published April 7, 2014

ABOVE: RICK ROSS. PHOTO COURTESY OF TRAVIS SHINN.

With his growling baritone and majestic persona, Rick Ross has transformed himself from Miami-Dade County parole officer into Falstaffian rapper-don. To celebrate the release of his sixth album, Mastermind, Rozay met up with Andy. Ruh.

ANDY WARHOL: What did you have for breakfast?

RICK ROSS: Egg whites and chicken breasts.

WARHOL: What was your first job?

ROSS: At the carwash.

WARHOL: Why do we all have to age?

ROSS: Wisdom.

WARHOL: What’s your favorite movie?

ROSS: The Godfather.

WARHOL: Is there anything you regret not doing? Anything big?

ROSS: No.

WARHOL: Do you feel frustrated with the way things are now between men and women?

ROSS: Not at all. This is the best that it’s gonna get.

WARHOL: Do you have any intimate secrets?

ROSS: Of course.

WARHOL: Will you share them?

ROSS: Of course not.

WARHOL: Did you ever think you’d grow up to be a singer?

ROSS: I knew the passion was in me at a young age.

WARHOL: What kind of clothes do you like now?

ROSS: Ones that really fit.

WARHOL: Do you do a lot of exercises?

ROSS: Yes, I do. I exercise more now.

WARHOL: I don’t want to live forever, do you?

ROSS: I want to be rich forever.

WARHOL: Do you take showers or baths?

ROSS: Showers only.

WARHOL: Who would be your dream date?

ROSS: The white chick from [legendary Atlanta strip club] Magic City.

WARHOL: Are you collecting art?

ROSS: I just began.

WARHOL: Do you dream?

ROSS: Every day, all day.

WARHOL: So do you want to get some caviar?

ROSS: No, thank you, I’ll pass.