Rick Ross is a larger than life personality. And for the majority of the rapper’s decade-long career in the music industry, his physique has matched that persona. Weighing 350 pounds, he would routinely stay up until 4 a.m. eating 24-ounce steaks. But over the course of the last few years, Ricky Rozay has undeniably dropped down some pant sizes, adjusting his diet and famously giving shout outs to “all the pears” he eats in interviews.
And while the "Weight Loss Boss" has become most famous in the food world for his affiliation with Wingstop—the Dallas, Texas-based chicken-chain he’s invested in over the years—in a new interview with Men’s Health, the rapper shares just how he managed to drop 75 pounds of fat.
“I’m happy,” Ross told the magazine. “I’m still losing weight, and now I’m starting to build hard muscle in places.”
If Ross’ music is any indication, the rapper’s idea of a good meal was once a night out at Chick-fil-A, Red Lobster, or Popeyes. But since 2011, when Ross suffered a series of seizures, he decided to change his lifestyle. Now, he primarily eats kale casserole, salmon, salad, and “giant fruit plates”—a plan he developed with a personal chef.
Still, the rapper has his cheat days.
“I knew my weight loss wouldn’t last if I never at the things I love,” he explains.
Ross says he now allows himself to eat Wingstop between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. two to three days a week.
“It's still all about the pears,” Ross told First We Feast earlier this year. “The rest of it is me enjoying whatever it is I love. And I love wings."