Rick Ross has teamed up with Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif to donate eight Miami high school students with scholarships total of $10,000.
Students were thrilled to see Rozay back at his old haunts earlier this week in honor of Boss Up Day 2023 because he graduated from Carol City Senior High School in the past.
“It’s a beautiful thing to be rocking with the Vikings, the Chiefs out here,” Ross told Local10. “Better believe it.”
De’Zyre Frederick, a scholarship student, added: “[Ross] being an alumni and then coming back and giving back is something that everyone should do after they go out and accomplish something successful.”
A scholarship cheque for their college tuition and complimentary tickets to Rolling Loud Miami were given to the eight kids who displayed academic excellence.
“It’s not a gift,” Cherif said. “They earned it.”
Ross added: “You know, to come give back to the community right here, that means a lot. You know what I mean.”
At one point in the ceremony, when a student was being honored for her outstanding 4.6 GPA, Ross went above and beyond by giving the brilliant teen some extra $100 bills straight out of his pocket as well as some inspirational advice.
“I was gonna cry,” another student, Teeshalee Chin, said. “I had to turn around because there was tears in my eyes. This is going to help me throughout this year and whatever money’s left to put up towards college.”
On the music side, The MMG owner has kept a modest profile in the music industry. He and Amerie got in touch with Consequence earlier this month for the Queens native’s “Blood Stain 2” collaboration, a sequel to a track produced by Kanye West in 2022.