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Rick Ross saves over $1 million per year by mowing the lawn at his sprawling Atlanta area mansion.

The "Money Dance" rapper, who is known for boasting about his lavish spending, owns the massive Fayetteville, Ga. estate once owned by former boxing champ Evander Holyfield.

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The 12-bedroom mansion (which sits on 235 manicured acres) was purchased for $5.8 million. It features 109 rooms - including a bowling alley, a private baseball field, and a movie theater (which can accommodate 135 people).

Ross refuses to spend the $1 million annual fee to have landscaping professionals take care of his lawn.

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Instead, Ross prefers to take the time to do it himself - even though it takes about five hours to mow 235 acres.

"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?'" he told Forbes magazine.

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John Deere

Ross purchased the most expensive zero-turn lawn mower on the market -- similar to the kind the pros use -- to save money on lawn care expenses.

"So I decided that I was gonna cut my own grass. And that's what I did. I went down to John Deere (manufacturing brand) 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," he continued.

"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."

Ross uses the time on his lawnmower to enjoy a smoke and reflect on his life highs and lows.

"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. 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."

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A suspect who crashed into Rick Ross' Atlanta area mansion during a high-speed police chase has died in custody.

40-year-old Chaka Stewart led police on a wild chase that ended at the rapper's front door in Fayetteville, Georgia last week.

Stewart was found unresponsive in his jail cell at the Clayton County Jail on Saturday.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation tells TMZ, a guard and a medic who were making the evening rounds noticed Stewart unresponsive in his cell. They attempted Cardiopulmonary resuscitation but were unsuccessful.

Stewart was pronounced dead at the jail. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Stewart was alone in his cell and no foul play is suspected. An autopsy is underway to determine his cause of death.

Stewart's mother, Jacqueline Gordon, confirmed her son is the suspect who crashed outside Rick's 190 room mansion last week. Police say he crashed his truck and was carrying a firearm. He surrendered at gunpoint and was taken into custody.

Gordon says she last spoke to her son Friday. She claims he told her he was being beaten behind bars. It is unclear if he was accusing jail officials or other inmates. He also told her he wasn't allowed to shower and was confined to his cell for 23 hours a day.

Gordon also claims one of the deputies told Stewart he'd never get out of jail. She said Georgia authorities have been ducking her and her inquiries.

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Rick bought the mansion at a discount after former boxer Evander Holyfield was foreclosed on in 2014. Holyfield is pictured strolling on the grounds of the custom built home during a Fourth of July celebration in 2002.

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Rick Ross shut down a Mississippi Walmart to hold a toy drive giveaway in his own hometown of Clarksdale. Parents drove from miles around to buy toys for their children.

"We've gotta lot of families out here," said Ross in a video uploaded to his @richforever Instagram account.. "We just came out here, shut the Walmart down. We letting them do they thang. God is great."

"The biggest toy drive, man. Memphis, Clarksdale, the whole area. We're doing it big for these kids."

He captioned the video:

"For the past several years I've been blessed and able to give bach to the communities. I would like to thank everyone that helped with putting together the Xmas givebach in Dade, Broward, Atlanta, Memphis & Mississippi."

In addition to toys, food and household goods, Ross and his crew purchased Fila sneakers for the children.

Charitable donations are tax deductible.
 

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August Alsina is taking advantage of the buzz surrounding his past affair with Jada Pinkett Smith by dropping a new track, appropriately titled "Entanglements."

The R&B crooner recruited rapper Rick Ross to add his personal views about entanglements with married women.

The lovestruck singer proves he still hasn't gotten over Jada - even though she and her husband, Will Smith, have gotten over him and moved on.

"The definition of entanglement / It's?when?you're tangled in?the sheets / Girl I know?that we don't call it a relationship / But you're still f—in' with me," Alsina sings.

Alsina even taunts Will on the track, singing, "I'm on my way, yeah / I'ma pull up when he dip / He's always think me and you f—in' / If he see me, he gon' trip."

Will and Jada recently cleared the air about Jada's fling on her popular web series "Red Table Talk."

Will Smith denied giving Alsina permission to pursue his wife, and Jada claimed the affair happened during a "break" in her marriage.

"What August was actually trying to communicate — because I could actually see how he would perceive it as permission because we were separated amicably — I think he also wanted to make it clear that he's not a homewrecker, which he's not," Jada said.
 

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Rick Ross has filed for joint custody of the children he shares with ex-girlfriend Briana Camille.

Brianna slapped the rapper with a paternity lawsuit after he stopped paying her child support for their kids, Berkeley and Billion.

Ross, whose real name is William Roberts II, filed a countersuit citing Briana's "erratic behavior", accusing her of preventing him from seeing the children, and also keeping a company car that Ross loaned her.

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Ross seeks joint custody of the children -- a move that will reduce his child support by half.

The rapper was criticized for mocking Briana after a DNA test confirmed he is the father of Berkeley and Billion.

"I can't believe Fat Girl took the blood test, damn, they said she damn near fell running away from them people when they came to make her take the blood test," he said in a video clip posted on May 18.

Ross called Briana his "surrogate" in the caption, writing "Eyez dat baby papi!! My surrogate always delivers!!! Big Thank you #Fatgirl."

Briana is reportedly pregnant with Rick's 5th child. He has two other children, daughter Toie Roberts and son, William Roberts III, from previous relationships.

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Lira Galore filed a restraining order against her baby daddy, Quality Control Record's CEO Pierre "Pee" Thomas. In the document, obtained by TMZ, Galore, who was born Tylira Mercer, said Thomas is threatening and unpredictable, even when he's in a courtroom.

Mercer wants a judge to order Thomas to stay away from her and their infant daughter.

Mercer filed docs seeking a temporary protective order against Thomas for threatening her last week during a court hearing in their custody battle for 9-month-old, Khaleesi Mercer.

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Mercer is best known for her brief engagement to rapper Rick Ross (pictured).

Last month Mercer accused Thomas of violent abuse, claiming he beat her during her first 8 months of pregnancy with his child. She's seeking at least $15 million for her injuries.

Mercer says in new docs that because of the past alleged violence, she's terrified of Thomas. She claims Thomas kept trying to speak to her during a hearing, including approaching her in an "intimidating nature" and attempted to get her phone number.

She claims while they were sitting across from each other in a conference room, he kept glaring at her and made her extremely uncomfortable. She says he got caught taking pictures of her on his cell phone.

Mercer says when she and her lawyer tried to leave the room, Thomas blocked the doorway and harassed her. She says they had to call a deputy to escort her safely out of the building.

Mercer claims the ordeal was traumatic for her and says even her lawyer "for the first time in her legal career, felt unsafe in the courtroom."

She's asking for a court order to keep Thomas 100 yards away and to not have any contact with her or their child.

Thomas denies he's been abusive and has called Mercer's claims a "15 million dollar shake down."

Meek Mill and girlfriend

Last night, A-list rappers Meek Mill and Jeezy partied at Medusa Lounge in Atlanta after attending Rick Ross's birthday party at his palatial mansion in Fayetteville, GA earlier Sunday. Meek changed out of his tuxedo and accompanied his "Atlanta situation" to the Medusa Lounge.

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