Miami rapper Rick Ross lands on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stones. During the interview for the cover story, Rozay finally opens up about his past as a corrections officer.

Ross tells the publication that he took the position as a way to “wash his hands” after his closest friend got hit with a 10-year bid in prison for drug trafficking.

Rick Ross addresses his past life as a corrections officer:

RS: For the first time, Ross talks about his past life as a corrections officer – an opportunity, he says, to “wash my hands” after his best friend was sentenced to 10 years for trafficking cocaine and heroin:

Ross: “This was my best friend, who I ate peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches with, and pork and beans with, my buddy, my partner, my number-one dude. Suddenly I’m talking to him over federal phone calls. Hearing the way it was building, I knew I couldn’t take nothing for granted.”

Ross adds:

“My homey’s father was a huge influence on my life, too . . . He was the one who was like, ‘Yo, go get a job somewhere, man. Go be a fireman. Or go be a fucking corrections officer. Just go sit down somewhere.”