Court Testimony: Miami Rap God Rick Ross Coughed Up A Cool 3 Million To GDs’ H.A.T.E. Committee For Unauthorized Name Usage

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December 28, 2021 — The Gangster Disciples’ H.A.T.E. Committee enforcement wing extorted Miami rapper Rick Ross for $3,000,000 back in 2012 for claiming GD affiliation in his music without permission, according to testimony by former Macon, Georgia GD boss Markell (Killer Kell) White at a 2020 trial. The original demand was for $6,000,000, but Ross negotiated the penalty down, per the testimony.

The 48-year old White was indicted alongside H.A.T.E. Committee leader Donnie (Smurf) Glass and dozens of GD skippers and lieutenants in 2016. Allhiphop.com was the first media outlet to report on the multi-million dollar shakedown.

GD founder Larry (The Chief) Hoover and GD shot callers around the country were offended by Ross (real name: William Roberts) claiming GD affiliation and leveraging Hoover’s name in his lyrics for his own credibility in the rap game. The H.A.T.E. Committee was founded in the late 2000s out of Decatur, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, and created by GD’s in the American South to handle the most high-priority hits and muscle jobs in the region.

In 2010, Rick Ross released the song “Blowing Money Fast,” on his album Teflon Dom. The chorus of the song proclaims “I think I’m Big Meech, Larry Hoover,” referencing the Gangster Disciples Godfather and Demetrius (Big Meech) Flenory, the notorious Black Mafia Family (BMF) founder frequently name-dropped in rap lyrics over the past decade. Both Hoover and Flenory are incarcerated.

Hoover was bothered by the name-check in the BMF song and the fact that Rick Ross had not sought an okay from the organization to begin, per DEA informants and sent word to the street that the situation had to be dealt with. Soon thereafter, a convoy of H.A.T.E. Committee members went to see Ross in

Florida.

On evening of November 17, 2012, Smurf Glass, flanked by GDs Shauntay (Shake & Bake) Craig, Alonzo (Spike) Walton and Kevin (K.K.) Clayton, approached the beefy rap tycoon at The Loews Hotel in Miami Beach, according to DEA records. Taking an impromptu meeting in a hotel suite, the GD contingent demanded a tribute cash if Ross was going to continue to brag of connections to GD Nation in future songs and reportedly threatened physical harm if he didn’t comply. Clayton appeared in a video that appeared on Youtube throwing shade in Ross’ direction for his unsanctioned GD boasts.

Ross, 45, is a monster in the hip-hop world, a self-made mogul who went from prison guard to best-selling rapper and music industry power. His well-crafted rap persona co-opts the images and reputations of a series of historic, real-life drug bosses. The stage name “Rick Ross” is a reference to legendary L.A. drug lord Rick (Freeway Ricky) Ross, a crack kingpin who slang his drugs from a house located underneath the Harbor Freeway (I-110).

The 71-year old Hoover runs GD Nation from his prison cell in Florence, Colorado, the SUPERMAX facility that houses the country’s most dangerous criminals. The Gangster Disciples are headquartered out of Hoover’s hometown of Chicago, but has satellite crews spread across the country and a rank-and-file membership of 30,000.

Smurf Glass, 31, was convicted of murder and racketeering and sentenced to life in prison earlier this year. Craig, 43, and Walton, 52, were GD regional bosses of Alabama and Georgia, respectively. Their convictions resulted in a 40-year term for Craig and a 32-year sentence for Walton.

Clayton, 48, was a co-founder of the H.A.T.E. Committee and a GD enforcer in the Atlanta area. He was slapped with a 33-year stint behind bars after being found guilty. Killer Kell White was sentenced to 8 years in the case.

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