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Rick Ross the rapper may have gotten his stage name from “Freeway” Ricky Ross, but it’s Nick Cannon who will play the real-life gangster in an upcoming movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cannon will star in the movie rumored to be penned by Nick Cassavetes (“Alpha Dog,” “Blow.”)

Nick Cannon and Rick Ross even appeared in a video announcing the role. “I’ve been wanting him to play my role since ’96,” the former drug kingpin said of Cannon in the video. “We got hooked up, I met him … I loved his personality.” The “Wildi N’ Out” star added, “This is history in the making right here. We family now. We gonna get this thing right however long it take. The story gotta be told: the real Rick Ross.”

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