Rick Ross Speaks On His Life-Changing Weight Loss And Women Who Preferred Him Heavier
Rick Ross, aka, the incredible shrinking man, sat down with Good Morning America’s Sara Haines to chat about losing almost 100 pounds and trying to live better while promoting his new album, Hood Billionaire. He knew he was in bad shape after having those two consecutive seizures in 2011.
“I just feel like I was at the point in my life where, you know, so many other positive things were happening in my career, my life. Two years ago I suffered two seizures. I woke up from that and I was like, ‘wow, I really need to reevaluate what I’m doing.’ I wanted to cut back on some of the drinking I was doing, sleep a little more and watch what I ate. You know, I feel I’m fat boy forever. I’m going to always be a fat boy. But it most definitely was just something I had to do, you know, for the better, you know. And I always enjoy my size. I love taking my shirt off, running around, you know … it was really a health issue for me.”
When asked what his new routine consists of, Ross said he has a light breakfast and then proceeds to doing his “RossFit” workout, a specialized version of CrossFit for the rapper.
“I would wake up, eat my breakfast. I would maybe eat three eggs and some turkey bacon and get ready for my workout. I put a twist on that CrossFit.”
As always though, not everyone was crazy about him dropping the pounds, including some ladies, who preferred Ross nice and round.
“I had a few chicks, ‘Ah Rozay, we loved the [inaudible]. I said, ‘baby you already know I still got it. Ain’t nothin’ went nowhere. We’re just better with it, you know what I mean?'”
Haines asked him if his weight loss has changed how he goes about creating his music, but that, he says, will never change.
“Not at all. My music just comes from the heart. That comes from my mindset. After I sit down and absorb this great interview, something going to come to me that I can put into a record. I might rap about you [laughs]!”
Ross says that one of the first sacrifices he made to drop the pounds was leaving behind soda, and refraining from eating really late at night (or super early in the morning while in the studio). Both of those changes helped him successfully slim down. And he looks great, right?