The grandson of Jon Gotti, the mob boss who was dubbed the “Teflon Don”, is voicing his disgust over Rick Ross using the name of his infamous relative.
Ross’ Teflon Don album hit stores Tuesday but according to 24-year-old Carmine Agnello Jr. who goes by Carmine Gotti, the Bawse should have asked permission before taking on the family name.
Gotti, who starred in A&E’s reality TV show “Growing Up Gotti”, tells the New York Daily News that his grandfather earned that name.
According to the Gotti legacy who is now pursuing a music career, a “respectable guy” would have asked for permission before taking on the name of the man that won numerous acquittals in the 80s before he was convicted of murdering and racketeering in 1992.
“My grandfather paid his dues for that nickname. That was my grandfather’s life. I think he’s a great artist, but you can’t just start calling yourself that to sell records… He should have asked for permission. A standup, respectable guy would come and ask ‘If I could use the nickname…He wants to go for that whole image, but hey, be yourself.”
He also takes a shot at Ross, noting how ironic someone with a corrections officer past would later give himself the Teflon Don name.
“Only in America can you go from being a corrections officer to calling yourself Teflon Don.”
Ross is still being sued by Freeway Rick Ross, the convicted drug lord, for using his name.
The New York Daily News could not reach Ross for comment.