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?
WARHOL: What’s your favorite movie?
ROSS: The Godfather.
WARHOL: Is there anything you regret not doing? Anything big?
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.