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Rick Ross just escaped jail time — so now he’s counting his lucky stars and thanking the man above.

The rapper appeared before a judge on Tuesday in connection with the assault case, in which he allegedly pistol-whipped a groundskeeper at his Georgia home in June 2015.

The rapper, who faced charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery, struck a major plea deal in the case which led to the 41-year-old being a free man — sort of.

According to reports, Ricky Rozay pleaded no contest to one felony count of aggravated assault, while the other charges were dropped. Considering the sentencing was a first time felony offense, part of the deal also included paying a $10,000 fine to have the conviction deleted from his record.

Per TMZ, Ross also pleaded no contest to 5 misdemeanors — assault, battery, 2 counts of pointing a pistol at someone, and possession of less than 1 oz of pot. For all the misdemeanors, he was given a total of 60 months probation.

On Tuesday evening, the rapper tweeted: God is Great.

He followed up by tweeting it’s time to get back to the “money” and that it’s the perfect day to “boss up.”

Ross initially spent a week behind bars following the arrest two years ago. He was taken into custody at his home in Fayette County after allegedly pistol-whipping an employee who was hired to do some work on his Georgia home.

The arrest report stated that Ross and his bodyguard hit Jonathan Zamudio multiple times with a Glock 9mm gun, chipping two of his teeth. Zamudio also suffered serious neck and jaw injuries.


What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Sattelite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind; to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crisis around the world and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genius behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at it’s core, it’s like, listen, ‘we gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of back bone, a message about climate change and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the cautiousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural ills and weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “Integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying ‘here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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