By Rob Markman
On Wednesday (February 29) a man was shot dead in front of a Miami Gardens home belonging to Rick Ross, and since then reports have claimed that police officials are seeking the Miami rapper for questioning. MTV News reached out for a statement and an area detective confirms that Rick Ross is not a suspect and that he is not being sought for questioning.
Miami Gardens officers responded to a 911 call at approximately 7 a.m. ET after reports of gun shots. When police arrived at the scene of the crime they found a dead body in the yard of a house owned by the rapper, whose real name is William Roberts. Though Ross owns the property, it is not where he resides. “He lives at a different location,” Detective Wright told MTV News.
The murder is still under investigation and police declined to reveal the name of the deceased at press time. But it seems Rick Ross is definitely in the clear.
In other news, the Double-M-Genius is set to head to court in May for a case with far less serious ramifications. Former L.A. drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross is suing the rapper who he claims is unlawfully profiting from his name. The case was initially thrown out in 2010, but has now been reopened with a trial date set for early May.
A little over a week ago, Rick Ross was named MTV News’ Hottest MC in the Game, nabbing the coveted position on a list of 10. His MMG signees, Wale and Meek Mill, took the #10 and #7 spots, respectively.