Why Rick Ross is afraid of riding in a Tesla

Francis Akhalbey January 26, 2023
Rick Ross explained why he's afraid of riding in a Tesla -- Photo via @richforever on Instagram

Tesla vehicles may have revolutionized the automobile industry, but it looks like Rick Ross has some reservations about the technology it uses. In a post on his Instagram story on Tuesday, the Port of Miami rapper explained why he’s afraid of riding in the electric vehicle.

“I won’t say I’ll never have a smart car, but I’ve never ridden in a Tesla,” the 46-year-old started, per XXL. “Never. Never in my life. I’ve never ridden in a Tesla and the reason being is because I’ve always had in the back of my mind, the government could tap into the brain of the car. ‘OK, where’s Rick? He’s over there. Nah, bring him in for questioning.’ [Makes car sounds with mouth]. N***a, like, where I’m going? It’s leaving WingStop. You pull up to the building and the agent walk out. ‘Hey, Rick.'”

The award-winning rapper then posed a question, “What you think it can’t?” He then added, “So if you get in that m****f***a, that m****f***a lock the door and take you where it wanna go. You think you finna smoke a blunt? That b***h will suck the air out that b***h.”

The Diced Pineapples rapper isn’t new to sharing conspiracy theories. In October last year, he said he had reservations about drinking almond milk because he did not know how it was produced. 

“I’m still not up on the almond milk,” he said during a discussion on GQ Hype Debate. “Rozay still frightened.”

“I just got up on 2% milk a couple years ago. Now y’all trying to conspiracy,” he added. But outside sharing conspiracy theories, the rapper is known for taking matters into his own hands when it comes to paying people to do things he can carry out on his own.

In a 2021 interview with Forbes, he disclosed how he saves $1 million a year in maintenance costs for his 235-acre Georgia mansion. The rapper, born William Leonard Roberts II, reportedly bought the large Fayetteville property in 2014 for $5.8m from retired legendary boxer Evander Holyfield.  Besides its humongous compound, the mansion also has over 100 rooms as well as a 350,000-gallon swimming pool.

After becoming the new owner of the property, the rapper said he was constantly reminded by residents of how much Holyfield spent a year to cut the grass. And though Ross is known for rapping about dolling out cash for expensive things as well as services, the rapper said he also very well understands how to spend wisely.

“When I bought the Fayetteville estate, locals would see me walk out of a restaurant and scream, ‘You know Holyfield spent $1 million a year to cut the grass.’ So I decided that I was gonna cut my own grass. And that’s what I did,” the rapper said.

“I went down to John Deere and asked to see the biggest tractor, the most efficient tractor. I told them I had 200-plus acres that I wanted to keep cut, and they pointed out the right tractor. I bought it right then and there. I bought the extended attachment on the back that would cut even wider. Once I got it back home, I filled it up with gas. I may have sat in the same spot for two hours before I got everything working, but once I got it going, I didn’t stop. I cut grass for about five hours.”

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: January 26, 2023


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