Rick Ross' thoughts on climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
American hip-hop star William Leonard Roberts II, popularly known as Rick Ross, is gearing up to climb Africa’s tallest mountain, Mt. Kilimajaro, in 2024.
The rapper, during an interview with the Full Send Podcast, revealed that the trip to Tanzania is part of his bucket list.
“I actually gave myself a challenge… In 2024, I’ma hike to the top of Kilimanjaro,” he announced for the first time.
While he admits that he hasn’t done his research, he’s made a commitment to himself. “Of course not. I’m the boss, I don’t look at nothing,” he said when asked if he’s fully looked into it. “I make my mind up, it’s not really that big.”
“For the rest of this year, I’m getting ready, prepared mentally. Next year I get prepared physically. I really believe when I put my heart to something, I can do anything,” he said.
The 46-year-old seemingly joked that he would need someone to accompany him on the trip to “carry his wings” in case he does not make it.
Kilimanjaro is the highest volcano in Africa and the Eastern Hemisphere at over 19,000 feet. Around 30,000 people attempt to climb the mountain annually and there is an average of 10 fatalities per year.
The “Hustlin'” rapper, who released his latest album Richer Than I Ever Been in December last year, has “a lot more” he wants to accomplish. “When you wanna be great, you wanna be great. It’s really not a ceiling,” he added.