While doing promo for his new album, Mastermind, which hit stores earlier this week, Rick Ross spoke on his past as a corrections officer.

During a recent interview with Sway on MTV’s RapFix Live, Rick Ross was asked about lyrics from his Mastermind song “Rich Is Gangsta,” where he addresses his past as a C.O.

On “Rich Is Gangsta,” Ross spit:

“Feds tore apart the squad n*gga/ that’s why I had to play the part n*gga / That wasn’t me, it was a job n*gga / It gets deeper, that was just a start, n*gga.”

Ross said of the lyrics:

That particular line… most definitely referred to me being a C.O.

He went on to explain to Sway:

[And] That being a job and just understanding the grind and the hustle and anything else I may have done. It’s just a job, it’s a hustle baby.

Sway then went on to ask, does he think if he just said that in the beginning there would not have been that much controversial backlash, to which Ross replied:

I wouldn’t change nothing, you under-dig? Because to me it’s about who Rozay is… It’s about me. Anywhere I go, when I step in the room, I put it down. People know it’s authentic right here, they know it’s real, so it was nothing that I was personally threatened with, I was just ready to move on. Let’s go get this money, let’s make this music.

He adds:

And right now, to feed my family, I’d do it again. To feed my kids, I’d go get it. We gonna get it. My whole team gonna go get it. We gonna win. And that’s with everything we ever did. I’ve been winning though.

Watch Rick Ross’ interview with Sway as he discusses his C.O. past below:

You can also watch the full episode of RapFix, which features DJ Khaled, Big Sean, JUSTICE League And Fat Trel along with Rick Ross.

Bonus: The official trailer to Rick Ross’ upcoming “Rich Is Gangsta” video.