Posted on April 19, 2016

Rapper Rick Ross’s Ankle Monitor Goes Off During Minority Youth Empowerment Program at White House

Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart, April 18, 2016

Rapper Rick Ross visited the White House on Friday as an ambassador for President Obama’s black and Latino youth program–and his court-ordered ankle monitor reportedly went off shortly after the president concluded a speech.

According to the Associated Press, the “Hood Billionaire” rapper joined fellow artists Alicia Keys, Common, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae, Ludacris, Chance the Rapper and others at the White House on Friday, where the group met with the president to discuss the administration’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which focuses on empowering black and Latino youth.


Ross was arrested in June 2015 on kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery charges after allegedly pistol-whipping a man who had been doing repair work on his house. The kidnapping charge was added after it was alleged that the man was physically prevented from leaving Ross’ house.