Slick Rick Becomes An American Citizen

Slick Rick is officially an American Citizen.

The 51-year-old English-born rapper, who served federal time under the threat of deportation, took the oath to become an American citizen in New York City on Friday (April 15).

Rick, born Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters, said he was “relieved to finally put this long chapter behind me.”

After his family moved to the Bronx, he began rapping with Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew.

He released his debut album, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, in 1988.

Two year later, Walters was sent to prison for a shooting he says was self-defense. He was later pardoned for his role in the shooting.

Congratulations to Slick Rick.


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