Although Rick Ross was slapped with a few lawsuits this year past year, the rapper has a lot to be proud of, like being named "Bawse of the Year" by GQ magazine in their "Men of the Year" issue that features Rihanna on the cover.

GQ asked Ross about the success 2012 brought, including being named the tenth most powerful man in hip-hop by The Source. "It's been a power-player year," he said. "I'm the typa dude who feels like he could take number two next year." Why not plans for number one, they asked? "The moves I make, I ain't never in no rush," he explained.

The rapper, who owns the successful Maybach Music Group and whose album God Forgives, I Don't, was number one on the Billboard charts, also shared interesting advice for readers, and a message to females. "One, for Christmas go get yourself an MMG tattoo," he said. "Two, let's all stop smoking blunts; let's smoke out of papers. Ladies, you all should just love me. Let's all have a beautiful year, let's get this money."

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