The call was made early Monday morning from a restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida ... while the rapper was trying to speed away from the shooter in his Rolls-Royce. A woman inside of a nearby restaurant called 911 in a panic and reported, "I just heard a bunch of gunshots go off ... and a car sped by." The caller then interrupted the operator and said, "Oh my god, they're turning around and coming back ... I'm hanging up." When the operator tried to ask more questions about the situation -- the caller shot back, "They're coming back ... I'm hiding." The caller then hangs up the phone. Ross eventually crashed his car into a nearby apartment building. So far, the cops have not made any arrests in the case. (TMZ)
After narrowly escaping bullets from a drive-by shooting in Ft. Lauderdale, the rapper has hired armed personal bodyguards to protect him 24/7! Rick Ross was the target of a drive-by shooting outside Miami on Jan. 28, and he ended up crashing his Rolls-Royce to escape the gunfire. Even though the shooter has not been identified, the rapper had been threatened by a street ganga called Gangsta Disciples for weeks before the dangerous attack. As a hip-hop artist, Rick had armed security for big events such as concerts and public appearances, but in the wake of the drive-by shooting, he has decided to have armed bodyguards 24/7. (Hollywood Life)
"I don't wanna hear about that with anybody. I definitely hit him up like, 'Yo just let me know you're okay,' " Push told MTV news on Tuesday (January 29). "He was just like, 'Yeah he's just layin' back.' That was enough for me. ... It's tough out here as an artist and being in rap it's like this is the only profession where you don't really leave your core. You don't really leave your upbringing. You don't really leave that behind; you stay in it lyrically and so on and so forth. So it's like you can't really get out of it, you can't really get away from it. I don't care how much money you have." (MTV)
"Hahaha fat boy hit the building?lol it looks staged to me. No hole's in da car http://instagr.am/p/VCHWuPML2G/," Fif tweeted January 28th.
"hahaha that boy was spooked. I ride like OBAMA level 6 built proof, bomb proof,you already know. #SMSaudio" (50 Cent's Twitter)