Rick Ross Hires 24-Hour Armed Security After Drive-By Shooting

Rick Ross looks to protect himself following an attempt on his life.

Earlier this week, Rick Ross had a brush with death after he crashed his Rolls Royce into a building following a drive-by shooting. And he isn't taking the situation lightly.

According to TMZ, Ricky Rozay, who is yet to break his silence on the matter, has hired 24-hour armed personal security for his protection. He was previously using armed bodyguards for public events, but has now decided he wants security around the clock.

Sources say that the Maybach Music Group leader received threats for some time, but that he didn't pay them any mind. Now, he's had a change of heart since the attempt on his life.

Yesterday, Pusha T said that they share the same mix engineer who told him that Ross was doing fine. Additionally, "Freeway" Ricky Ross spoke to HipHopDX on the matter, stating that it's "no surprise" that the assassinaton attempt occurred. 50 Cent also gave his two cents, suggesting that the situation looked "staged."

Ross is currently prepping the release of his new album Mastermind, which is currently without a release date.

RELATED: Rick Ross Confirmed As Driver In Drive-By Shooting Incident, Passenger Identified

102 Comments

  • Anonymous

    ive never wished death upon anyone, but PLEASE SOMEONE KILL THIS FAT FUCK. fuckin hate that fake ass with a PASSION.

  • Anonymous

    Curly fries sooth him.

  • diabetes

    Rick Ross hits 24-hr drive thru after shooting

  • Greatness

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJUXMkYFiXo

  • Nuff said...

    now THATS gangsta....

  • Robbie93

    Ross was friends with Kenneth 'Black' Williams of the Boobie Boys, true story. People need to do some research before thinking Ross isn't connected, obviously he exaggerates in his rhymes, but his best friend really did do all the shit he talks about.

    • THEY PROVED IN COURT HE HAS NO GANG AFFILIATIONS

      Ross's purported hoodlum connections were explored last April during a deposition of Officer Rey Hernandez, a Miami Beach cop who arrested Ross in January 2008 on gun and marijuana charges (one of the few blemishes on Ross's rap sheet). As seen in the below transcript excerpts, Ross's lawyer, Allan Zamren, asked Hernandez why Ross's case was assigned to the gang task force. 'Because your client claims affiliation with Carol City Cartel and other known gang members,' Hernandez replied. The cop then directed Zamren to 'some literature or video on U-Tube that you can pull up for yourself.' Zamren then proceeded to press Hernandez on Ross's supposed gang ties. 'Do you have anybody from a Carol City gang that you have information on or basis of any knowledge that says he is affiliated with them?' Hernandez answered, 'No.' Zamren then asked, 'Do you have anything that shows you he was affiliated with any gang?' Hernandez replied, 'No, I do not.' Zamren also got Hernandez to acknowledge that, prior to the January 2008 bust, Ross had never been arrested in Miami-Dade County, where he has long resided. In response to a Freedom of Information request, a copy of the Hernandez deposition was provided to TSG by the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney, which is prosecuting Ross on the gun charge (the pot count was dropped). Being friends with a gangster doesnt make you one yourself!

    • Anonymous

      who cares the bull is wack! Brought all this on him self!

    • Anonymous

      Please provide some evidence before you make up some bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    lmaoo man fuck this fat clown

  • BAZOOKATOOTH

    THESE BURGERS GOIN MAKE ME FAT THESE BURGERS GOIN MAKE ME FAT LAME ASSS FAT FAGGOT!!!!!!!

  • $wAg$ta

    DAMN! RO$$ REALLY ON HIS JOHN GOTTI SHIT NO FA REAL! HE GOT THEM NIGGAZ ROLLIN STRAPPED UP AND READY TO FALL FO DA DOUBLE M G BAWSE! NIGGAZ SHOT AT HIM AND HE BUSTED BACK AT EM LIKE A REAL BAWSE! DATS WHY HE DA REALIST OF ALL TIME! GET YA MONEY UP AND QUIT HATIN ON A REAL NIGGA. MISTA CERTIFIED - RICKY ROZAY! HUUUHHH

    • Anonymous

      he busted back at em like a real g? LMAO Ross was so shook he crashed his whip into a fucking building! he probably shit his pants and not one bullet touched his car!

  • jimmy

    didnt ross say some shit about jeezy rolling with security at the hiphop awards, ross is a bitch, hes been a bitch and he'll continue to be a bitch, cannot stand this fraud, they need to call mark sanchez hes clearly the shooter, 20 shots and the car is bullet free, at least tebow would have hit one bullet, and it woulda been the last shot and it woulda gone straight through his dome

  • ImaBossFraud

    Careful what you wish for...."I pray to god I look my killer in his eyes..." Another lie...Oh boy, bolted off the set. LOL...

    • Anonymous

      so was he supposed to let the guy kill him just so he could look him in the eye? i dont understand your comment. it makes no sense. wishing to know who killed you and having a death wish are 2 different things. again, ur comment doesnt make sense

    • Anonymous

      Still love rap until the day I die.. but this is a perfect example of how much of a fairy tale rapping is. These guys still live in the real world just like us.. anyone that believes that these guys are out there doing it on the streets.. here is proof how it would play out when shit goes down

  • Anonymous

    so what's his body count then?

    • $wAg$ta

      LAUGH ALL YOU WANT MY NIGGA BUT ROSS CERTIFIED IN CAROL CITY! HE CAUGHT 10 BODYS WHEN HE WAS WORKIN AS A CO AND DA NIGGA HIRED DA DREAM TEAM AND EVERY DAMN CHARGE! YOULL THINK DAT TEFLON DON SHIT A JOKE? DA BAWSE AINT NUTHIN TA OKAY WIT! WE RIDIN FO YA ROSS! HUUHH

    • Anonymous

      500 donuts, 1000 chicken wings, 400 pizzas, and 250 hot dogs and burgers.

  • Anonymous

    Shit start going bad for Ross after he got into it with that Jewish rapper Kreayshawn.

  • ahahah epic fail

    what happened to his goons and his street connections? now he really got his cop friends on the payroll noreaga owe him a hundred favors he need to call him HAHA So real shit pop off and he go get off duty COPS he ran straight to the law where they do that at? Teflon dons don't work with the fuzz hahah the mafia never ran to the cops ross is fugazi

  • Anonymous

    I thought you had a chopper in the car?

  • billy Cosby

    DONT F WITH ILLUMINATI ROSS!!

  • KingO

    I don't like to hear about anybody getting hurt but phat boy is a sucka, for everything he talks and pretends to be & now, in the face of real drama....he folds. kids don't even look up to him....like the real ricky ross said, things like that happen when you don't know the streets and then claim you are from the streets.....yoo phat boy...."they shooooting"....haaa...made u look. u a slave to a page in my rhyme book.....lol

  • Anonymous

    he brought this on himself with all that tough talk. beefing with jeezy and 50 at award shows, threats from the gd's! nigga thought he really was this untouchable teflon don and hes got caught riding around dolo with a bitch and shit got real!

  • Anonymous

    lmao. rappers, u dont see white people doing this type of nonsense. blacks have the only culture where its considered cool to kill each other! lmao

    • cracker loud and proud

      WHITE PEOPLE TArget schools WHITE PEOPLE KIDNAPP THEIR OWN CHILDREN and by the way what the fuck you think the mafia is you stupid fuckin cracker and im white your racism blinds your thinking white people are the most violent race in the history of the earth you idiot

    • Anonymous

      Whites don't target rock stars, they target movie theaters and schools and whomever lives in the house.

  • Sugetoldem

    Smart move fat boy.Suge had most of his work carried out by LA's Finest.

  • Anonymous

    What happened to his "shooters" and gangsters he has?

  • Anonymous

    WTF!? thought he had goons to take cars of this nonsense....guess they to busy getting his fat ass whoppers!

  • Yolo

    Im a big ross fan and i understand that his life is threatened but if you talk so tough why hire armed security? I guess it must be that hot.

  • Anonymous

    STREETS SAY IT WAS BLANKS FROM HIS OWN ZOES THAT DID THIS TO MAKE HIS ALBUM REACH MORE SALES..GO FIGURE.

  • Anonymous

    i would to the same

  • Anonymous

    So how is he going to protect himself from Buildings? At the end of the day, the accident was more lethal then the drive by..

    • Anonymous

      He needs a driver! He was driving home from his party wasted and drove into a wall! I dont understand how he didn't catch a DUI charge for this shit.

  • oldschool4life

    The guards isn't a big deal like other people said all artists probably including bieber has armed guards but if Ross is such a king pin shouldn't all his dudes be strapped anyway? If he is such a boss shouldn't he find out who did this and take them out? Or wait... maybe all the fake ass shit he spits is catchin up when some real gangsters got fed up of his acting.. I mean rapping career

  • Anonymous

    He's a human being, anybody is going to take almost losing their life as a dramatic life changing experience, he certainly talks like a tough guy but no one really is inside

  • Silence

    Ross is doing EXACTLY what he should! Yall think he should make threats and go to war publicly? For what? To what end? You do everything publicly and legally to make yourself look like the victim (which he is) and move your chessmen behind the scenes. FLIP SIDE Ross is an entertainer who talked that shit and stupid muthfukahs taking rap as life. Same as Pacino is an actor and portrayed that shit. He is making smart moves either way. Who really loses here...hiphop. Shit aint that deep to try and kill a father/son who has ppl depending on him over poetry and beats.

    • Not the same

      Pacino didn't spend a whole career tryna convince his audience that was really him off the set. We shouldn't expect rappers to be what they portray off the stage or booth either so why all the extra drama from Rozay? Game? 50? If you rap just gives us bars and songs, if you produce give us fire beats people should be tired of rappers redirecting your focus on everything but the actual art they get paid to do.

  • Anonymous

    do you think they gave William a discount because he's a member of the law enforcement brotherhood?

  • Ricky Rozay

    Broke ass niggas hatin on another nigga who gettin money. Never have I seen a rapper get so much hate, for doin nuttin wrong. NIggas cant get off the CO thing even though it was a JOB something that half these niggas on this site don't have to keep hatin on the Boss. Like it or not, Rozay hottest rapper in the game. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Based off record sales i would say 2chainz and Kendrick Lamar are hotter! Fuck even Young Jeezy sold more than Ross's last album! Also, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have a platinum single on the charts and their indy!

    • Anonymous

      I don't think anybody here is hating on Rozay for getting money. If being a CO was a job why lie about it? You can't spend a career trying to convince people you live a certain life when nobody really cares, people just wanna bump some hot beats and a nice flow which he has but it all gets lost in the bullshit.

  • gun di liro

    This should be the nail in the coffin of Ross' career. I was thinking this when he lied for half a year about being a C.O., but his fan base only seem to grow!??! A lot of fans these days are too dumb and forgiving. This time around I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happened. The stunts this guy is pulling could never fly in the 90's. Now his next album all we're gonna hear about is how he survived a 1000 shots. I seen more pics of his Rolls from different angles, and besides the front grill, the rest of the car is in mint condition. Ross is the definition of a clown.

  • anonymous

    Telling the world you just got 24 hr armed security is not the smartest thing to do. To do it and keeping it to yourself would've been wiser and safer that opens the surprise element to any would be attacker if indeed he was a victim and this wasn't staged.

  • john

    When 50 hires top notch security he's running with cops but when anybody else does no one says nothing? Anybody can get touched these days. I never got the fuss about "oh he's soft he's running with security". Do you people expect a celebrity to run without security knowing that he can get touched at any moment? Didn't think so.

    • Enlightened

      Depends on the type of "celebrity" and what energy you put in the air. I remember Method Man and Redman on the Hard Knock Life tour in Milwaukee at the peak of their popularity standing outside in the middle of all the niggas after the concert just kickin it, chillin with us. My nigga patted Method Man on the back and later he was like "that nigga had a big vest on" lol He might have had a bullet proof vest on (he's not crazy), but they was completely at east with a gang of hood niggas that's strangers to them. That's because they wasn't rapping about no fake gangster shit and living out a fake image though. Who the hell would have wanted to kill Method man or Redman?

  • mac DIESEL

    "...but when them choppers come out, everybody fold" - Rick Ross ^ ....OH, THE IRONY!!!! WELL, SINCE U GOT 24 HOUR ARMED SECURITY, NOW U CAN GET GUNPLAY'S CHAIN BACK!!!! HA!!!! DON'T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • KingO

    this dude really shitted on himself. Teflon Don?!?!?! What a disrespect to John Gotti.

  • realreconizereal

    some people in here are sure 50 cent stan they dont realize 50 cent ALWAYS has security..well maybe not always but at events and shit..same w em and wayne im sure dblock and dipset wutang had them and do u blame them u got millions and millions in jewels n shit and u got alot of hungry people in bad times ..its commons sense at some point u got to get out of rap think and think about real life common sense plus what if ross rly does cut the check? ppl gonna be sayin hes a bitch n scared of the gd..ross is always lose-lose that C.o thing got played fast im not even a ross fan like that as far as his music its always been decent but i never cared for him but some ppl just dont think

    • Chi-Ill

      Didn't he also said he had choppas in the car? More like whoppers in the car no? hahahahha I wonder what ross finna say after a this? Or is he moving in silence again? hahahahaha

    • Anonymous

      ross and gunplay were the ones making fun of 50 for keeping security around him ross said he got 1000 gangstas in every hood! where were they when he was crashing into buildings?

  • SO SAD

    Might as well pay the motherfuckers. Why live like that.

  • Anonymous

    "The bigger the bullet the more that bitch gon bang" all pussy talk and lies...smdh

  • Anonymous

    diss is bull s... ross wil end up like PAC AND BIG DISS IS MAD.NS

    • KingO

      Big difference...Ross is pretending to be something he isn't and now he has to lay in the bed he made. Pac & Biggie got killed being in real life beef.

  • Royce Da 5'9"

    You get blazed when the mic's off, shot when it's on You probably ducked when they laid the gun shot in your song

  • Anonymous

    this guy just keeps taking L's its embarrassing i feel bad for his fans

  • Dapstylz

    A true boss don't need 24 hour security. A real boss can walk the streets alone and be safe because everyone knows not to f--k with him or there will be consequences.

    • Anonymous

      scarface was based on al "scraface" capone, genius. lol

    • Money First

      That shit don't work no more!!...I know plenty of youngin's who don't give a fuck about that shit...thats why the gang hierarchy is no longer because they are always gunning for the man at the top...so if you are a REAL boss as you put it you better watch out more than ever nowadays....In the Chi they call themselves EBK (Everybody Killas).

    • Anonymous

      Or a rapper from Houston.

    • Anonymous

      much like rick ross, scarface was a fictional character

    • Anonymous

      Scarface had security:

    • me

      if EL CHAPO was seen walking alone better believe some1 would try to kill him, all bosses have goons or security in the case of rick

    • Anonymous

      man what fantasy world you live in where public figures and celebrities dont have security to protect their assets and are more worried about being perceived as tough guys walking down the street alone. like who does that. this was such a childish, uninformed comment. i hope you were joking for your sake

  • rizzle

    it was staged if someones shooting at your trying to kill you they not gonna stop cause you crashed what, niggas will jump out the car and come put one in your head to make sure your dead, rappers need to stop with this publicity nonesense is this where we at ? just fucking make the album stop generating attention watch him make an album talking about niggas tried to kill me im the teflon don rap is soft music bunch of bitches shit

  • Anonymous

    When Ross or MMG finally figures out what to say its gonna be pure comedy! Why was he hiding behding a newspaper from the cameras after talking to the police? Pac would have flipped the bird to the media after this!

  • ASSASSIN SQUAD!!!

    the fake dont last!!! this is what happen when u start callin u self a boss or u move a lot coke street dont play piggy rose your bodyguards can be the ones to get u kill idiot!!!!

  • Anonymous

    LOL HE DIDN'T EVEN GET HIT AND WHO IS LEAKING THIS STORY I BET THIS WAS ALL PART OF WILLIAMS PLAN

    • Anonymous

      Yep. Pulls a stunt on his birthday to get people talking. Trying to get that E! reality show money like Yeezy.

  • RealHipHopWanted

    Watch Gunplay get dropped from MMG for not doing his job, lol. I don't hate on anyone trying to protect their life, but this dude was SO vocal about being a gangster OUTSIDE of the booth that this comes off as a bitch move. Rozay drank his own Kool Aid. But you can't fuck around and say and do whatever you want. There are too many folks out there who just don't give a fuck. The real Rick Ross was right when he said the fake one doesn't know street rules. Not trying to co-sign anybody else's street cred but why don't you hear about this happening to Snoop or Jeezy or the LOX or Trick Daddy, etc.? Teflon Don? Fuckouthere.

  • loki.3

    so he wont cut a check to some gangstas, but hes gonna cut checks to security. Anyways what happened to the advice of his old school dade county gangsta, i guess he shouldve been told that when them choppers come out everybody goes sonny bono and fucks up some trees

  • Chi-Ill

    Thought I share this funny as comment lol Rick Ross better do a remix- I aint big meech,or larry hoover/im william roberts/so pliz dont shoot me

  • PACER SSD

    THIS GUY IS TO PHONY......IF UR A REAL MOB BOSS OR GANSTER LIKE HE CLAIMS TO BE.....HE WOULDNT NEED NO 24 HR SECURITY WHO WONT EVEN HAVE HIS BACK WHEN SHIIT CRACKS OFF......ALL HE WOULD DO IS HAVE HIS HOMIES AROUND HIM ALL THE TIME CUZ THEY WOULD HAVE HIS BACK, BUT HE AINT G...HE DNT GOT NOBODY

  • Anonymous

    ha ha ha ha on the real tho people say 50 has but has anyone got any evidence to me it seems like a rumors murder inc started and it got out of control if he did there would be evidence at the bet awards he was with 6 people

  • Anonymous

    I thought he could put a 100 gangstas in any city

  • Anonymous

    wasnt this guy mocking 50 cent for having a team of security?

  • Anonymous

    "Gangsters Moves In Silence! When Them Choppers Come Out Everybody Fold!!" -Thats a Rick Ross quote from December when he was talkin tough about the GD's

    • Anonymous

      hes the one who said it, not me! just thought it was funny

    • tommy

      lol talk so much shit on here, your drivin a car and someone starts firin you not going stop search for your gun an start shooting if you got one, or stop for any ther reason you try drive off obviously lol, Ain't nothin foldin by driving way from a drive by,, it happens in the hood every week

    • d-nucks

      I know right...I guess he did'nt realize he was talking about himself.

  • Anonymous

    Why security? I though he know the real Noriega and is a member of the mob?????

  • poppa large

    Cam'ron didn't hire security when he got shot in D.C. in his Lambo. "throught the lamb in 6 ,drove to the E.R. I'm a G paw, i don't see stars" Killa!

    • Chris

      That shooting wasn't staged, and NO he didn't put out a video saying that it was...Why do you think Killa was down living in Ft. Lauderdale for like a year afterwards not releasing any music, because his mom was sick? Real recognize real...Cam is from Harlem, Ross is just a fat fraud that nobody believes anything about. His entire existence is completely fabricated. Wake up

    • Anonymous

      Hate to disappoint ya, but that Cam'ron shooting was staged. He admitted it on video some time ago, i believe...

    • bhiiku

      Cosign. That shit is lame, Rozay. And Killa still BEEN running around talking that super ig'nant shit.

  • tha GDs

    just give us that $$$$$$$ and you will be fine if not we comeing for that ass agian

  • Shit Was All Good Just A Week Ago

    "I'm certified world wide, I could put 1000 gangsters in any hood, To me rich is gangsta, loyal is gangsta, family is gangsta. If that's not gangsta I don't wanna be gangsta. I'm a boss. I went from nothing to being a 50 million man so don't get it twisted." "I just wanna say that again, I go anywhere! So don't get it twisted. And when you pull up the footage of me walking out in Chicago on the stage with the chinchilla dragging on the floor, you let me know if that's the swagger of somebody that in fear of his life, and you holla back at Ricky Rozay." "Ain't no checks gettin cut! Aint never no checks getting cut. I don't play those games. I consider that extortion. We don't play like that, this Dade County. You Understand? This what we about 305 M-I-Yayo" "So y'all google up. Y'all get online. All the sites that rock with Ricky Rozay. You pull up my footage of being in Chicago when I walked out in that 40 thousand dollar black chinchilla you understand. I told them cut the music off. I want them to just look at me for a little while ya heard me. Look at my beard. Look at the coat. Look how I walk."

    • Anonymous

      lmaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...trillest comment ever..lol

    • bhikku

      Cosign. Where your gangstas at? They came at you in your home state? Where your swagger at? I ain't even a Fifty fan, but I got that "Officer Ricky" and that Banks joint back in the rotation. Fucking lame. Cut that check!

  • Pele Won

    need i say more? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrzF4x36Kp4

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