Wednesday, July 21, 2010

[NEWS] Gotti Family Not Pleased With Rick Ross' New Teflon Don Album Title

Rick Ross continues to ruffle feathers but this time it's the feathers of the Gotti family. The young generation of Gotti's, Carmine Agnello, son of Victoria Gotti who is the daughter of John Gotti (the infamous leader of one of New York's biggest organized crime families) is speaking out in regards to Rick Ross' newest album title, Teflon Don.

"Teflon Don" was the nickname given to Carmine's grandfather John Gotti - who earned the nickname in the 1980's and 1990's because charges against him would not stick allowing John to win multiple acquittals.

Carmine who is coincidentally attempting to launch his own rap career under the name Carmine Gotti, feels that it would have been nice if Rick asked for permission to use his grandfather's nickname. Carmine also takes the liberty of calling out what he feels is Rick's pseudo-gangster.

In his words,

He should have asked for permission. A standup, respectable guy would come and ask 'If I could use the nickname,'" Agnello said. "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. {Source}

The lol moment for me was when Carmine took a jab at Ross' correctional officer past by saying...
"Only in America can you go from being a corrections officer to calling yourself Teflon Don."

Only in America a lot of things my friend.

Poor Rick. He just can't catch a break. If he's not getting sued over stealing the name and image of an authentic gangster, he's getting bashed for adopting a nickname for his album title.

While we're at it, perhaps UGK can come forward and demand credit from Diddy for his Dirty Money group name since it shares the name of UGK's 2001 fourth studio album.

Since we demanding credit and what not...

Nevertheless, this is great drama and free promotion for the album

Rick Ross' album Teflon Don is in stores now.

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