Jay-Z takes the train

By DAVID THORPE  |  October 17, 2012

Just days before Jay-Z's trip underground, Rick Ross reverse-flossed with a new business venture. Ross paints himself as a mafia kingpin, but he just bought his second Wingstop franchise. This is a man who looks like he eats 150-year-old lobsters for Tuesday brunch, and yet he's slumming it on hot wings, parodying the moderate ambitions of a small-town businessman.

"This is a hot spot," Ross cruelly joked after acquiring a Miami franchise, "and the crew is in place and ready to continue serving wings."

David Thorpe can be reached atdthorpe@phx.com:: @arr

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