Rick Ross Cuts His Own Grass and Flies Commercial
Rick Ross has some special ways to cut back on costs - despite living on a 235-acre Georgia mansion and enjoying life in luxury.
During an interview with Forbes, the rapper explained, "I don't have a big jet. I try my best to fly Delta. I love swap meets and antique stores. I love finding beautiful things that cost $8 or $20."
He even does his own landscaping.
"When I bought the Fayetteville estate, locals would see me walk out of a restaurant and scream, 'You know Holyfield spent $1 million a year to cut the grass.' So I decided that I was gonna cut my own grass. And that's what I did.
"I went down to John Deere and asked to see the biggest tractor, the most efficient tractor. I told them I had 200-plus acres that I wanted to keep cut, and they pointed out the right tractor. I bought it right then and there. I bought the extended attachment on the back that would cut even wider. Once I got it back home, I filled it up with gas."
"I may have sat in the same spot for two hours before I got everything working, but once I got it going, I didn't stop. I cut grass for about five hours."
The rapper went on to explain that cutting his own grass was a "subconscious" thing "I wanted to do."
He said his tractor has its windows tinted, and is even decked out with air-conditioning and a radio as well.
Ross said, "People still know it's me, but when I get in the tractor, it's a whole other level of peace, a whole other level of connecting with the estate and the animals and the birds and the wildlife. I sit there and have my cannabis rolled up, and, man, I look at the property and can appreciate my struggles and my triumphs, those rough days. It's the smallest thing, but it keeps a smile on my face."
He continued, "So, you know, for anybody who doesn't cut their own grass, I would say take time out every two or three months to cut your grass because it is such a great and peaceful sensation."
Also in the interview, Ross said he's "not about throwing money away," but more about enjoying his riches.
"Through the window, I am looking out of right now in the Southwest Ranches, I can see my red-on-red 458 Ferrari, and it is inspiring. The work is inspiring, but it can drain you. So while I want people to understand that everything is possible, you have to separate yourself and find balance."