John Gotti’s Grandson Puts Ricky Rozay On Blast: ‘Only In America Can You Go From…Corrections Officer To… Teflon Don’

- By Bossip Staff

Rick Ross may have been embraced by Larry Hoover Jr., but John Gotti’s grandson isn’t feeling him using his grandfather’s hard-earned “Teflon Don” nickname for his new album title. Pop the hood for details

John Gotti’s grandson Carmine Agnello spoke out recently about Ross’ use of his grandfather’s nickname saying:

“My grandfather paid his dues for that nickname. That was my grandfather’s life,” Agnello said.

John Gotti was dubbed the “Teflon Don” after winning acquittal after acquittal in the 1980s. He was finally convicted of murder and racketeering in 1992.

“He should have asked for permission. A standup, respectable guy would come and ask ‘If I could use the nickname,'” Agnello, who is trying to launch a music career under the name Carmine Gotti, said of Ross. “I think he’s a great artist, but you can’t just start calling yourself that to sell records …He wants to go for that whole image, but hey, be yourself.”

“Only in America can you go from being a corrections officer to calling yourself Teflon Don,” Agnello said, noting Ross’ former career.

The choice of “Rick Ross” for his stage name also has gotten him in trouble.

Ross is being sued by ex-druglord Ricky (Freeway) Ross for using his name in a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Ross’ fascination with the mob didn’t start with the album he released Tuesday. His latest mixtapes, also released this year, were called “The Albert Anastasia EP” and “Carlo Gambino.” Both Anastasia and Gambino also were mob bosses.

SMH… We get where Ross was going with the Teflon Don business since he survived beef with 50 Cent and still has a career after the whole world discovered he was once a cop… but he really needs to cease and desist with the reckless lingo ganking.


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  • 1applebottom

    Wow, ricky rozay needs to slow down…I’m getting afraid for him…I love the Gotti’s but I would never disrespect them like that

  • tommykimon

    I thought he was going to fall completely off once it was leaked that he was once a correctional officer. People are still buying his music so I guess he feels he can call himself whatever he wants. Fake gangsta

  • tommykimon

    If he did this in the 90’s he would have fell off. Remember Boss?

  • LaDiva

    “My grandfather paid his dues for that nickname. That was my grandfather’s life”

    I mean it’s not nothing to be proud about. Glorifying the streets and what not; Rick Ross is a wanksta. Anybody who believes his fabricated lies is sick too. Yea I know music is supposed to be entertaining, but at the same time these musicians/celebs need to take responsibility for what they say too.

  • Jimmie C. Euro

    Rick False….

  • that damn sh#$ disturber


  • The Consigliere

    Ross makes good music…that’s all that should matter…why is it that only with Black musical genres does the artist have to live up to some kind of image?

  • Linwood Rose

    On an unrelated note, the album is pretty dope.

  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    with ladiva

  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    but i do like a few of his songs

  • jerzotheking

    These rappers are all characters.

  • Neshia

    Get over it…Give the man a break. He can say and be whom ever he wants. Aside from all the bs his music is on point

  • JumpoFF

    All these Rappers are Entertainers. Not gangstas, Not Drug dealers but Entertainers. All of their stories are fabricated or other peoples stories. Only a few actually do what they say like Crazy aZZ DMX and Black Rob.

  • JumpoFF

    Lmao @ Tiny-T

    Yeah the Gumbas don’t like Black people but they always try to act and dress like us.

  • WTF

    Man’s right…. Only in America can you “image-jack” to the top.

  • JumpoFF

    Too bad artist can’t take or embrace real Black Heroes. Smh, the Next Generation is lost.

  • rain



    Ross is FUGAZI!!!! How can people support fake people? In order to support a fraud, you yourself must be a fraud, that’s how I see it and call it. Hip Hop is dead.

  • Tiny-T

    @ jumpoff
    Too bad artist can’t take or embrace real Black Heroes. Smh, the Next Generation is lost.

    foreal! agree with that, smh……

  • HF

    Actually, them Eye-talians and Sicilians have more Black in them than any other white people, but like 2 call us “mulignans.”




  • rose by any other name #9304026339482056536 ™

    Rick Ross… WTF? ever .. moving the he** on!!!

  • Jenene

    Rick Ross really should come up with an original name already and quit biting! It should be a little embarrassing by now.

  • SNF

    Get ya chips Rick Ross… If you wanna call yourself “Oprah” I say do it… Its your life, you gotta live it so live it to its fullest… “Teflon Don” is a great album…

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