Judge allows rapper Rick Ross to travel for concerts

Rapper Rick Ross will be allowed to leave Georgia so he can attend his concerts, a Fayette County judge ruled Thursday afternoon.

He’ll have restrictions though, including providing his itinerary to the district attorney’s office. He also must return home within two hours when he returns to Georgia.

But it was a win for the rapper, whose real name is William Roberts, who will be able to go on tour.

“Feels real good just to go out,” Ross told Channel 2 Action News. “Everybody that supported you, your fans. And everybody that’s been sending their love.”

Ross was in court on charges stemming from his second of two arrests. Ross, 39, was arrested June 24 after allegedly assaulting two service workers who threw a party in his home without the rapper’s permission. Ross was charged with aggravated assaulted, aggravated battery and kidnapping in the June 4 incident at his sprawling 235-acre estate.

Ross and his bodyguard, Nadrian James, allegedly took two men into the guest house on the property and attacked them, according to police. Ross allegedly beat one man in the head and face with a Glock handgun, causing extensive injuries.

The rapper bought the palatial estate formerly owned by Holyfield for $5.8 million in January 2014. The house has 109 rooms, a movie theater, an Olympic-size swimming pool and a separate 4,000-square-foot guest home. As part of his bond conditions, Ross agreed to forfeit ownership of the estate if he violated a judge’s orders.

The alleged assault was Ross’ second run-in with Fayette law enforcement in a matter of weeks. On June 10, he was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana charge for five joints that police allegedly found in his car.

The founder of Maybach Music Group, Ross is perhaps best known for his 2006 single “Hustlin’.”

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