Slick Rick Granted US Citizenship
Slick Rick threw on his brand new Gucci underwear, went down to the court and became a U.S. citizen after 40 years in the country.
We got shots of Rick celebrating outside a NYC courthouse where he was sworn in on Friday morning. The British born rap legend said, “I am so proud of this moment — and so honored to finally become an American citizen.”
Rick the Ruler’s had immigration issues since 1990 when he did prison time for a self-defense shooting. He was eventually pardoned, but was threatened with deportation several times.
He’s been working on becoming a citizen for more than 23 years. Rick says he’ll have dual citizenship … he’s not giving up his British passport.
Rick moved to the Bronx in 1976 with his parents, and eventually met Doug E. Fresh in school. The rest is hip-hop history.
Nice! He’s been here most of his life at this point, so it’s only right. Congrats on becoming one of us, Rick!