Rick Ross Explains How to Use Teen Humor to Cover Academic Difficulties

The tycoon turned into a class clown and admitted that he “hasn’t learned my multiplication yet”.

Artists have often spoken openly about their childhoods and the struggles they faced. Some dealt with poverty, some with bullying, and some with academic issues, and in a new interview with AfroTech, Rick Ross explained why he used humor to mask areas he felt he lacked. in his youth. The award-winning rap mogul has achieved a level of success often only found in dreams, but he shared that because he was struggling in school, he decided to use his ability to make laugh people to his advantage.

“I was a jerk,” the Miami Carol City Senior High School graduate said. “Without a doubt, I was a comedian, I had a good sense of humor. I was the funny guy and all that…And I don’t think it was just because I naturally wanted it. to be, but [because] I didn’t know the answers to the questions and everything [the teachers were] write on the wall.

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“That could have been my way of covering it up because I never understood, never learned my multiplication yet to this day,” Rozay added. “Imagine when they started getting into pre-algebra a=e, that shit was like a whole different language to me.”

“I just wanted to get out of this fucking… ‘What are you talking about? A=E? What is that?’ I knew right away when I was in math class that I wanted to learn how to be a good speaker because when I talk to someone I don’t want them to know about my shortcomings in my other areas. So that’s what made me become a writer and I think that’s why I’m an author now.

The Carol City native remembers walking the streets of his neighborhood and he said he noticed that those with the nicest homes were the ones who decided to go into the business world.

“I knew when I was young I never wanted to be a dentist. I never wanted to be a doctor,” Ross said. “I never thought about any of that. I knew I would play football or do something on my own. And that’s what I did.”