Rick Ross

Rick Ross biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

William Leonard Roberts II


rapper, record executive, entrepreneur

Birth Date

January 28, 1976


47 years

Zodiac Sign



Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States


Miami Carol City Senior High School, Albany State University



Rick Ross family members

Father's Name

William Leonard Roberts

Mother's Name

Tommie Roberts

Siblings names

Tawanda Roberts (older sister)

Is Rick Ross a gay/bisexual?


What is Rick Ross marital status?


How many children does he have?

5 (daughters Toie Roberts and Berkeley Roberts; sons William Roberts III, Billion Roberts, Bliss Roberts)

Rick Ross wife

Lastonia Leviston (baby mother)

Date of birth: June 1, 1979

Rick is a father of 5 kids from 3 baby mothers. He was in relations with Lastonia Leviston from 2000-2002. The woman went into the limelight in 2009 when the sex tape featuring her appeared in the media. It was the rapper 50 Cent, Rick Ross’s long-term rival and enemy. Cutis James Jackson (the rapper’s real name) bought the tape in 2008 from Lastonia’s then-boyfriend. The man allowed 50 Cent to make the tape public, so the rapper didn’t hesitate. He put on a wig and made insulting comments about Lastonia. Lastonia filed the court process against 50 Cent and won it. He paid the woman a $7 million penalty in 2015.

Currently, Lastonia lives in Miami Gardens, Florida. She is a mother of two kids, including common with Rick Ross’s daughter Toie Leonard Roberts.

Tia Kemp (baby’s mother)

Tia Kemp

Date of birth: January 1976

Rick Ross dated Tiallondra Kemp from 2003-2005. They met in a nightclub and then started dating. The couple welcomed a son in 2005 and soon after that they split.

Tia is a woman of hard fate. Her ex-husband was imprisoned for 5 years for drug dealing, and she had to raise their 2 children as a single mother, including the son Deandre Wright. The meeting with the famous rapper and CEO of the recording company “Maybach” seemed like a gift from God to her. After their scandalous breakup, Kemp released a book “Tia’s Diary, Deeper Than Rap”, where she shared the details of her life journey.

Briana Singleton (baby’s mother)

Briana Camille Singleton

Date of birth: September 20, 1983

Rick fell in love with the reality TV actress Briana Camille Singleton in 2016. For several years they lived a normal family life and parented three children. Their breakup in 2019 turned out to be nasty, however. Briana, whose monthly income is three times smaller than Rick’s, wanted to get from the rapper child support. As a result, Rick was obliged to pay $25,000 to cover his and Briana’s children’s expenses.

Rick Ross kids

Toie Roberts (daughter with Lastonia Leviston)

Toie Roberts

Date of birth: March 17, 2002

Toie Leonard Roberts is the oldest child of Rick Ross. She resides with her mother Lastonia in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The girl gained wide recognition at the age of 17 when she was rumored to be pregnant. Later it turned out to be fake news. Nevertheless, in January 2022 Toie posted some pictures in a blue jumpsuit, which couldn’t cover her round belly. This time it was true. She was expecting a baby with her boyfriend, a Florida-based rapper Lil Poppa.

On June 24, 2022, Rick’s daughter gave birth to the rapper’s first grandson PJ. Her baby father Lil Poppa uploaded on his YouTube channel the music video “Happy Tears”, where he showed his little son.

Toie is not just an Instagram sensation, but also an entrepreneur. She owns the cosmetics line “Ashanti Beauty” and the lash extension studio.

William Roberts III (son with Tia Kemp)

William Roberts III

Date of birth: September 14, 2005

William Roberts III is the second oldest kid of Rick Ross and his ex-partner Tia. William resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is a St. Thomas Aquinas High School pupil. The boy plays American football for the school team. He dreams to become a professional player in the future.

Berkeley Roberts (daughter with Briana Singleton.)

Berkeley Roberts

Date of birth: September 2017

Berkeley Hermès Roberts is Rick’s daughter with Briana Singleton. She resides with her mom, but her dad is present in her life and supports her financially. The daughter of rich parents, Berkeley wears brand clothes from Hermès (no wonder) and Burberry. She has her own Instagram account with 19.5 subscribers.

Billion Roberts (son with Briana Singleton)

Billion Roberts

Date of birth: November 6, 2019

Rick’s fourth kid Billion Leonard Roberts became the real bundle of joy for his parents. Rick assisted his baby’s mother during the delivery process. Unfortunately, their happiness didn’t last long after that. Rick and Briana had a very tough period and then separated.

Bliss Roberts (son with Briana Singleton)

Bliss Roberts

Date of birth: August 2020

Briana got pregnant with Bliss when she was in the middle of the divorce process with Rick. She did a blood test to prove, that the famous rapper is the baby’s father. Although the baby boy was born after his parents’ separation, he remains the gift from fate for his mom and dad. He has a joint with Billion Instagram account with 13, 000+ subscribers.

Who are Rick Ross parents?

William Leonard Roberts (father)

Rick Ross father

Ross’s father and mother divorced when he was still a kid. Nevertheless, William Sr. remained part of his kids’ and even his ex-wife’s life. Ross’s mother in one of her interviews told, that her ex-husband supported his family financially and participated in their life. For example, he often sent his son books, so Ross became a passionate reader. That’s why William’s death became a big blow to his son, daughter, and ex-wife. The rapper witnessed his father’s departure at a young age, and to cope with it, he focused on creativity – making music and films.

Till now Rick and his sister Tawanda wish a happy heavenly Father’s Day to his dad on social media. Their father did a lot for both of them, and that’s why he is remembered now. In the episode of “Uncensored” show, Rick told, that his father taught him “to be a man”. Although they had some period in their life, when they didn’t talk much, Rick always loved his father.

Tommie Roberts (mother)

Rick Ross mother

Date of birth: November 30, 1950

Rick confessed that his mother always served as a role model for him. She had 2 jobs to earn enough money for herself and her kids after the divorce. Although the woman’s name is Tommie Ann, her kids name her “Ella”.

She comes from Clarksdale, Mississippi. Tommie grew up with 3 brothers. She graduated from W.A Higgins High School. Then Tommie studied Nursing at Mississippi Valley State University and Nursing Theory at the University of Miami. Then, she served as the Director of Nursing in the State of Florida and also did consulting work. She found the time to care about her daughter and son, too.

Currently, Tommie is not just a mother of 2, but also a grandmother of 7 grandchildren.

Rick Ross siblings

Tawanda Roberts (older sister)

Date of birth: May 1974

Tawanda Payno Roberts is Rick’s older sister. They share a close bond with her brother and Tawanda supports him in his creative activity. Tawanda is a mother of two. She has a daughter Brittany and a son Jaxon Ford.

Rick’s sister is an entrepreneur and she used to work in the company “Fast Cash of Clarksdale”.


Rick Ross

You may know Rick Ross as a talented rapper, whose resume includes 11 studio albums and 145 singles, including “Purple Lamborghini”, the soundtrack to the film “Suicide Squad”, which he recorded with the DJ Skrillex.

William Leonard Roberts II was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, but was raised in Miami, Florida. At that time Miami was not safe to live in – gunshots took place in the street regularly. He has been interested in hip-hop since the 4th grade. But as a high school pupil, Wil started playing American football.

He got an offer from Albany State University, where he got a football scholarship. But at the end of his university education, he understood, that football was not for him. He decided to become a hip-hop artist and “the first millionaire” in his family.

He started performing under the stage name “Teflon Da Don”. Then he took the moniker Rick Ross after the famous drug dealer. In the late 1990s, he founded the band “Carol City Cartel” which consisted of 5 members and gained initial popularity as its part.

In 2006 Rick started his solo career with the album “Port of Miami”, which immediately occupied the top positions at The Billboard 200.

During the years of his career, Rick Ross released lots of hits. In 2021 he presented the latest album “Richer Than I Ever Been”, which was ranked as one of the best hip-hop sets of songs of that year.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Rick Ross had affairs with many famous women, including the TV star Alexis Skyy, the rapper Foxy Brown, the social media personality India Westbrooks, etc.
  2. He tells that he works “not for money”, but Rick Ross is an incredibly successful entrepreneur, too. He has built a business empire, which consists of 23 business ventures. He is also an ambassador of Luc Belaire Champagne.
  3. He authored two books, which he described the building of his brand in music and business.
  4. His company Maybach Music Group represented the music artist Meek Mill, who wrote on Twitter that Rick’s company didn’t pay him money after the release of his album “Expensive Pain”. Later Mill deleted the tweet.
  5. In 2011 the rapper had 2 seizures. He was taken to a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, and was saved. Later the star explained his attacks to a lack of night’s rest.
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