By Maurice Bobb
Rick Ross is letting the gunman who sprayed a hail of bullets at the Rolls Royce he was driving on his birthday (January 28) know that they can’t kill his vibe. Step one: Release a timely remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” with the following lines: “Sometimes I look in the mirror, I can’t believe I’m alive / Disrespectful to ni–as who wanna take me alive / Wishing death on you ni–as, we never see eye to eye.” Step two? Hire 24-hour armed personal security to watch his back at all times.
TMZ reports that the MMG Bawse ramped up his security after he was targeted in a drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. early Monday morning. Rozay was already accustomed to using armed bodyguards while he made public appearances and rocked the stage at concerts, but the rapper born William L. Roberts decided that it was best to make security a full-time priority in light of recent events.
A source close to the God Forgives, I Don’t MC told TMZ that Ross wasn’t too concerned about previous threats, which included those made by the Gangster Disciples, but considered the shooting to be an “eye-opener” and vowed to do whatever it takes to keep himself safe.
The quick-on-the-draw news site also released audio of the woman who made the initial 911 call from a nearby restaurant when the shooting occurred. On the call, the woman told the 911 operator, “I just heard a bunch of gunshots go off … and a car sped by.” The caller then elected to hide after fearing that the gunmen were coming back for round two. “Oh my god, they’re turning around and coming back … I’m hanging up,” the caller said. “They’re coming back … I’m hiding.”
The Mastermind spitter hasn’t tweeted or spoken out since the shooting and police are still investigating the incident.