After denying for months that he once worked as a correction officer in Florida, Rick Ross finally admits to his past career. In July, the Smoking Gun discovered the Miami-based rapper's employment records and blogs were a buzz with info that seemed to upset hip-hop fans and critics. We all know law enforcement is the enemy in the rap world, so Ross was immediately out on the spot to respond to the allegations that he was once on the other side of the law. Ross, who's made his name in the game claiming to be a coke-slanging boss, vehemently denied the claims and went as far as saying the records and photos were doctored ... until now.

Yes, it's me," Ross admitted in a recent interview. "I never tried to hide my past. I put my name inside my CDs. My company has my [Social Security number]. I could've put a company name...I done been up and I done been down and that's what makes me what I am. I never ratted on a nigga. I never prosecuted a nigga. I never locked up a nigga, that's first and foremost. I always felt that me being the nigga that I am, I never owed a nigga an explanation. When I'm making my music and I'm talking about blow, it's because I did it. When I say that I'm rich off cocaine, it's because I did it. Those are the street principals that apply."