Freeway Ricky opened up to VladTV about his life growing up in South Central L.A. While he came from a strict household the infamous dealer says he aspired to be a crip and revealed to us that he committed his first petty crime in the sixth grade. Things started to take a more involved route when Ricky began selling cocaine while also playing tennis as a teen.
He later explained that when he first started selling being an athlete kept him from using drugs. Ricky claims that he was solely focused on playing tennis as it structured his life in a way that took him out of the streets. He mainly entered the drug trade as a side hustle with the intent to make money to further his tennis plans.
Check out more of what he had to say about tennis, avoiding gang life, and getting into selling cocaine in the above clip.