Rick Ross Looks Back At White House Ankle Monitor Incident With Laughter


Renowned rapper and entrepreneur, Rick Ross, recently shared a hilarious recollection of a notorious incident involving his ankle monitor going off while meeting with former President Barack Obama inside the White House. The incident, which happened during a visit to promote their joint album, now brings Ross nothing but laughter.

Key Takeaway

Rapper Rick Ross delights in retelling the story of his ankle monitor going off during a meeting with former President Barack Obama at the White House. The incident, which took place during a visit to promote his joint album with Meek Mill, has since become a comical memory for Ross.

Reminiscing the “Ankle Monitor Fiasco”

During a co-interview with fellow rapper Meek Mill, conducted by Complex’s Speedy Mormon, Rick Ross was asked to provide details about the embarrassing moment. Ross humorously described the challenges he faced while trying to navigate through Washington D.C. while being under house arrest at the time.

In 2016, the news broke that Ross, among other prominent hip-hop figures, had been invited to the White House for Obama’s Brother’s Keeper youth initiative. However, his ankle monitor unexpectedly went off, catching everyone’s attention. The ankle monitor had been assigned to him following his 2015 arrest for aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

Recalling the incident, Ross remembered hearing the loud beeping sound of the ankle monitor and desperately hoping to avoid any unnecessary attention. However, as expected, the ever-vigilant Secret Service agents quickly sprung into action to identify the source of the disturbance.

Though President Obama acknowledged the presence of the ankle monitor, Ross chose not to disclose the details of their conversation. Instead, he suggested that fellow rapper Busta Rhymes, who was also present during the incident, might be willing to share the intriguing exchange.

Star-Studded Encounter

Aside from Rick Ross and Meek Mill, the White House gathering boasted an impressive lineup of hip-hop stars. Among those in attendance were J. Cole, Wale, Chance The Rapper, and DJ Khaled. Additionally, Nicki Minaj, who was then dating Meek Mill, was also present during the fiasco.

Meek Mill disclosed that he was also under house arrest at the time and only learned about the incident when Nicki returned home and expressed her frustration that he had not capitalized on the unique moment.

Interestingly, this anecdote prompted Rick Ross to burst into tears, emphasizing just how much the memory still tickles his funny bone.