The legendary MC Rick the Ruler better known as Slick Rick has officially become a U.S. citizen. His citizenship was made official when he was sworn in on Friday April 15th in New York City. Slick Rick was born in England, but moved to the Bronx at the age of 11.
“I am so proud of this moment and so honored to finally become an American citizen,” Slick Rick said in a statement toBillboard. “This has been a long time coming for me, and I am relieved to finally put this long chapter behind me. I want to thank everyone — my family, friends and fans — who have supported me and stuck by me over these 23 years. I am truly blessed, and stay tuned. I will have more to announce soon.”
Former New York governor David Paterson gave him a pardon in 2008, which was able to apply for US citizenship and now he is a dual citizen in the U.S. and in the United Kingdom.