Rap veteran Slick Rick celebrated his American citizenship in style this week by heading out to see the Golden State Warriors NBA playoffs game in California.
Rick linked up with fellow music vet Montell Jordan to watch and perform for NBA superstar Steph Curry‘s Warriors match against the Houston Rockets.
Spent last night with a hip hop Icon. @therulernyc The Brit American and I shared the arena of 20k+ @warriors fans and saw another Victory. Also heard that the Ruler and his wife are experiencing Victory politically and more importantly, spiritually. Hats off to a legend and friend. #thisishowwedoit #childrensStory First time our songs have ever been performed together or that we've been together LIVE. #bucketlist
#Repost @heydubnation with @repostapp. ・・・ Slick Rick and Montell Jordan at halftime! #Turnt #StrengthInNumbers #2015NBAChampions #WeAreChampionship #LetsGoWarriors #DubNation #WarriorsGround #DubsAllDay #DUBS #GSW #WarriorsBasketball #Warriors #GoldenState #GoldenStateWarriors @therulernyc @mrjordan1911
Last week, Rick celebrated becoming an American citizen after 40 years in the United States.
The British born rap legend said, “I am so proud of this moment — and so honored to finally become an American citizen.” Rick the Ruler’s had immigration issues since 1990 when he did prison time for a self-defense shooting. He was eventually pardoned, but was threatened with deportation several times. He’s been working on becoming a citizen for more than 23 years. Rick says he’ll have dual citizenship … he’s not giving up his British passport. (TMZ)
Rick also boasted about his American citizenship on Instagram.
Last year, Slick Rick teamed up with ill.i.Optics for his own sunglasses line.
“Music and fashion have always been parallel, and both are my true passions. ill.i x Slick Rick represents our vision for the next level of fresh, fly, and classic eyewear.” (SOHH)