Rick Ross Blames Seizures On Sleep Deprivation, Reveals Collaboration With Jay-Z

The MMG chief says he wasn't getting enough rest on account of his hectic schedule.

Rick Ross shook the Hip Hop community when he suffered two seizures in the same day earlier this month, but he assures fans that he’s on the road to recovery. During an appearance on “106 & Park,” Ricky Rozay appeared in good spirits, explaining that his medical emergency stemmed from sleep deprivation and that he has a clean bill of health.

“What it was was I was going about my business as every day. I boarded a flight, and on the flight, I had a seizure and when I snapped out of it, they told me what had happened. I was like, you buggin', call a jet, we finna keep it moving. Because I understand me growing up and hearing about seizures, they can be violent, you bust vessels and bite your tongue up and this and that and in my case, it wasn’t none of that. I felt a little worn out, but I felt I could keep going and that’s what it was.”

He recalled getting on a second plane and having another seizure. When he awoke, he realized the source of his problems.

“I boarded a jet and I had another seizure, and when I snapped out of that one, I woke up in front of a doctor and he asked me basically, ‘When was the last time you slept eight hours?’ and I said ‘It had to at least been five years.’ Being the fastest growing label in the game, it comes with a lot of sacrifices. And in my case, it was sleep. I would get two hours of sleep and keep moving, me being a hustler. And that has to stop.

“I came back totally healthy,” he added. “It was a case of me not getting enough rest, not getting enough sleep.”

He also mentioned that while he was supposed to be on bed rest, he instead netted "the biggest collaboration that we've done for my album" with Jay-Z. Watch the full interview below (via Yardie).

RELATED: DJ Khaled, Meek Mill Talk Rick Ross' Health

69 Comments

  • cocaine is hell of a drug

    he's been snorting dope he said it in 9 piece no chicken lol

  • YO MAMAS LOVER

    HE FULL OF SHIT..

  • macrozay

    i got a whopper in the car, that aint a lie!!!

  • sss

    with all due respect but " the fastest growing label in the game", really son?

  • Anonymous

    Did he just thank 50 Cent and called him his homie? well guess we gonna see a 50 and Ross collabo soon

  • Anonymous

    The only reason the game shook was cus his fat ass fell down..

  • Anonymous

    This album gonna be fire

  • Anonymous

    William Leonard Roberts II born January 28 1976 better known by his stage name Rick Ross is a manufactured gangsta rapper He graduated high school went to college and spent a year at the historically black college Albany State University in Albany Georgia studying criminal justice Then trained and passed as a CO William worked as a CO for 18 months Had a clean record untill January 2008 Ross agreed to perform a wide range of correctional officer duties including shoot an inmate attempting to escape These online hackers putting a picture of my face when I was a teenager in high school on other peoples body I'm in the entertainment business I grew up in Carol City I went to the same Miami Carol City Senior High School as Rick Ross and Flo-Rida The perception which Ross has put forth is that Carol City is the hood full of projects liquor stores gangs Carol City has one little section of low income housing the Matchbox Projects But I say Carol City is not the hood

  • Anonymous

    This must be the first time I ever seen the nigga without a cigar in his mouth. This guy probably don't exercise and think he can live a unhealthy over indulgent lifestyle, especially when your not that young anymore? You can't believe in what these rappers are promoting, and life is never all a one sided story as Rick Ross might try to explain it.

  • Anonymous

    when he go to sleep uhh you no the deal in the kitchen heating up meeks meal uhh

  • Anonymous

    uhhh I GOT A BIG UHHH LARGE FRIES MICROWAVE BROKE GONAA HEAT IT UP BETWEEN MY THIGHS UHHH

  • Arre

    im surprised, this fat ass still has a very successful career. all the scandals, from being a cop to fake shades... he should watch out though Wale is killing him on his own label. have to admit, when he featured on fly together, harsh and ambition he was dope

  • Area 514

    long term sleep deprivation/exhaustion/bad diet/unhealthy habits/stressful social environments does bring about vertigo (dizziness/physical collapse), slurred speech, head aches...happened to janet jackson couple years back, kelly rowland & i believe bono as well. Compounded with deeper health issues it can become potentially fatal. No coming back once your gone. Love your life yall. Have a peaceful day.

  • EEZY

    Wait....I thought Wale or someone from MMG had said it was because he overdosed on herb?!?!? I still don't even get that....overdosed on herb. Ya....right. It's foolish people/celebrities who make stupid comments like that, and end up pushing back marijuana reform in the US by a good 5-20 years based off one uneducated comment.

  • jesterxxl

    Rick Ross 'Insomnia' feat Jay-Z

  • Anonymous

    you can't believe anything he says he is a convicted liar and people who always cover their eyes and face usually have something to hide he has to keep saying i'm a boss, i got money what a joke

  • L

    SOOOO it has nothN wit him bein FAT/Overweight/blubbery....like a whale, I mean a boss??????? LMFAO

  • Anonymous

    Big Mac on my bun (ungh) Krispy Kremes on my mind I'm spazzin' out Somebody call 911 I'm havin' seizures, nigga (I'm havin' seizures, nigga) That's two seizures, nigga (Two seizues, nigga)

  • Real Talk

    Having seizures out in London as I screammmmmmm - Bawse

  • Anonymous

    Stop Sniffin all that white and you might be able to sleep more then 2 hours

    • Anonymous

      People react to drugs in different ways. First off fuck coke such a waste of money. Second u dont loose weight u just dont get hungry plus a sped up metabolism. Not everyone who does coke stays up from it i knew a guy that would do lines and pass right out. If u wanna kno how coke feels go drink a big ass starbucks coffee with espresso added and pop a few pain killers. Hell of alot cheaper and practically the same.

    • Anonymous

      @ Anonymous Tell that to John Belushi too, or any number of fat niggas who died from "Consistent Cocaine Use" Think before YOU TYPE

    • Anonymous

      Tell that to Chris Farley.

    • Anonymous

      consistent cocaine use will make you skinny...please research before you speak

    • noles506

      lol.. same shit I was gonna say, cocaine is one helluva drug.

  • yawooh

    not a fan of Ross but any1 can recognize his hustle..his label-group is becoming a strong force in hip-hop and he always says he wants success for his artist. He definetly works as hard as anybody

  • Dessalines Isaac

    Good to see the brother in good health and spirits. Most people are too ignorant to recognize that seizures are caused by brain activity and have nothing to do with obesity. Rick Ross will have released his 5th album within the last 6 years since his debut, appeared on over 350 songs and 50 music videos from Maybach films. Add on a 65 city tour with LiL Wayne and the CEO duties of promoting/Marketing Wale, Meek Mill, Pill and Stalley and you have alot of work. The accident happened while he was on the way to do a concert at Memphis University and simultaneously make an appearance at a Wing-Stop franchise he purchased. Its no accident that he made the Forbes list with his hustle.

    • Anonymous

      No dessalines is just stupid. Seizures have ALOT to do with obesity. Sure the sleep depravation was probably a factor but the main causes were still his weight and lifestyle choices. If any doctor in the fucking world tells u a seziure has nothing to do with what kind of shape you in run. Might as well have said being obese doesnt affect your brain at all. Seizures are caused by alot of things and to put it as black as white as hes tryin to is fucking stupid.

    • cocaine biceps

      @eee: you're straight retarded son. rick ross is straight hustling, don't knock it because you can't type at a "normal" standard and cannot possibly fathom or comprehend the amount of money rick ross is making.

    • eee

      BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH, THAT FAT C.O. WITH MAN BOOBS CAN BLAME NON STOP WORK ON HIS HEALTH ALL HE WANTS.HE NEEDS TO LAY OFF THE NACHOS ,TACOS ,HAMBURGERS AND CHICKEN WINGS WITH MAMBO SAUCE BEFORE HE IS GREASY ASS HAS SEIZRE NUMBER THREE.

  • jr88

    nonE of his singles have been successful....time to call wayne or drake..........AGAIN....LOL

    • Dessalines Isaac

      Rick Ross only platinum singles are "Hustlin" and "The Boss" and they dont include Wayne or Drake so what are you talking about?

  • Anonymous

    WHY NOBODY FEATURE GAME? HE NOT ON ROSS ALBUM NOT ON DRAKE ALBUM HE NOT ON WAYNE ALBUM WHY THEY DO HIM DIRTY LIKE THAT SMH.

    • macrozay

      game is one of the illest mc's... his mixtape game is crazy. i could care less if he is not on their albums. game recognize game. soundtrack to chaos!!!

  • LILWAYNE

    ''Being the fastest growing label in the game, it comes with a lot of sacrifices'' STOPPED READING THERE

    • cocaine biceps

      yeah...because ymcmb are going places....right? i mean tyga is straight lyrical fire, it'd be dylan, dylan, dylan, drake and tyga....right?

  • officerrickey

    N i g g a blame tha motherf*ckin wings and burgers. F*ck wrong with you fat ass? Just look at your tits! you're a man!

  • J. Coal

    2 hours of sleep and keep it moving...lmao. sure Ricky. this guy is such an ass clown. and wow, what a surprise. another track with jay-z on your album. that's a shocker.

  • Hypestyle

    Ross needs to keep it real. Sleep deprivation? Balderdash! african-americans and other minorities, especially black men, need to take better care of health issues, get regular health checkups, follow moderate diets combined with exercise.. Ross is rich enough to have a comprehensive health care coverage plan-- so there's no excuse for him.. various other folks, they struggle with lack of decent insurance, so many don't go to doctors offices, they settle for hospital emergency rooms.. also free/low-cost clinics are drying up due to state and county/city economies going bad and tightening budgets, and conservatives who feel that such expenditures are a drain on their personal wallets..

    • At CAPSLOCK

      Minority health disparities are pretty well documented and generally linked to poverty and systemic racism in the healthcare industry. Noting a widespread trend isn't racist.

    • Anonymous

      Steve Jobs isn't a great example as he tried a bunch of hippie bullshit and delayed good care which probably sped up his demise

    • Anonymous

      Fuck both yall racist ass comments. Why do minorities need to watch their health more? Why the fuck cant we all just be healthy? And anonymous fuck u prolly never worked a day in ur life actin like u know shit. Im white....i havent had health insurance since i got dropped from my dads when i turned 18.. And i aint been to a doctor since shit like 16? ive got a giant bubble that about doubles the size of my knuckle..i aint even got time to worry bout that shit. Fuck u both for spreading ignorance.

    • Anonymous

      AND AFTER JUST NOW READING YOUR HALF BAKED STATEMENT, DO YOU KNOW MOST INSURANCE ONLY COVERS PREEMPTIVE CARE? ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU GO TO THE DENTIST WITH INSURANCE, AND STILL HAVE TO PAY TO HAVE YOUR TEETH FIXED. THE INSURANCE ONLY COVERED THE X-RAY AND CLEANING! AND FOR THAT FREE/LOW COST GARBAGE YOU SAID, STEVE JOBS HAD ENOUGH MONEY TO HAVE 5 HOSPITALS FOR HIMSELF! HOW DID THAT MONEY FACTOR IN TO HIM DYING OF CANCER? I BET HE WENT TO THE DOCTOR ON THE REGULAR, WHAT HAPPENED? IN SUMMARY, FCUK OFF, YOU AIN'T BETTER THAN NOBODY.

    • Anonymous

      AND IT'S PROVEN THAT MOST WHITE PEOPLE ARE ADDICTED TO PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE, BECAUSE Y'ALL GO TO THE DOCTOR FOR EVERY LITTLE SNIFFLE AND PAIN! TELL ME I'M WRONG, BECAUSE YOU JUST SAID "MINORITIES" SUFFER FROM LACK OF HEALTH COVERAGE! SO WHO ALL THE PILLS COME FROM? NOW TAKE YOUR HIGH HORSE AND HI-HO SILVER OFF THE NEXT CLIFF. FOH

    • Anonymous

      AS SOON AS YOU TYPED MINORITIES I STOPPED READING. YOU THINK YOU GONNA TYPE A THESIS ON HOW OTHER RACES NEED BETTER HEALTH BECAUSE YOU'RE WHITE? I SEE WHITES EAT SNICKERS AND DRINK 211 STEEL RESERVE ALL DAY. I ALSO SEE WHITES SNIFF COKE AND POP AN OXY BEFORE WORK AND AFTER WORK CHEW A PERC BEFORE A METH LINE. AND BOTH THOSE EXAMPLES HAVE HEALTH CARE. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND GTFOHWTBS.

  • anon

    sleep deprivation? more likely diabetes. anybody else feel that earth quake when he seizured?

  • ---

    LIKE EDDIE MURPHY SAID IT COULDNT HAVE BEEN THAT BAD OF A SEIZURE IF HE WENT TO GO GET SOME CHIKEN WINGS RIGHT AFTER BECAUSE GOD FORGIVES BUT CHOLESTERAL DONT, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

  • fcvs

    "When was the last time you slept eight hours? and I said It had to at least been five years. Being the fastest growing label in the game, it comes with a lot of sacrifices. And in my case, it was sleep. I would get two hours of sleep and keep moving, me being a hustler. And that has to stop." That's when you know officer ricky is back C'mon ricky when will you stop lying?

  • I wonder

    is he still dropping on 13 DEC?

  • Anonymous

    Wait you mean a black guy was unable to maintain himself at even a basic level? Color me shocked

  • Brian Andrew Smith

    yeah, that makes sense. I've heard blow keeps you awake.

  • thought dog

    Ok, it couldn't have been the cocaine that caused it?

  • imbackepiceventfaggots!!!!!

    This is it cum magnets!!!!!! The bawse Rick RO$$ speaks since the unfortunate seizures he suffered but as u all you Wayne and j cole pole smokers can see not even that can keep the BAWSE down. His work ethic is unmatched (obviously queers) the man rapped his way to 2 fucking seizures, pay attention port of miami #classic, deeper than rap #classic, trilla #classic and the fucking eargasm that is teflon don #fuckingclassic!!!!!! God forgives I don't 12/13/11 this shit is simple b, #mmgbestlabelever

    • Anonymous

      Lmaao i fucking love when people sign in under they facebooks lookin all of 14 and about as hard as tissue paper talking shit. Lmaao u can tell he aint never ever ever hittin the girls in his picture.

    • Thomas Anthony Ruch

      dick riding fagit. hes the fakest mother fucker ever.

    • LOL

      DYING!!!!! according to you, Rick Ross is the hip hop artist with the most classics under his belt...EVER C'mon bruh...

  • Azhar

    Health before erthang.... stay up bruh!

  • Anonymous

    naw, ross, you on that dust brah

  • YADIG

    BLAME IT ON THE BIG MACS!!!! RUH!!!

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