The Hip Hop Week In Review: Rick Ross Target Of Drive-By Shooting, Chris Brown & Frank Ocean Spar

Rick Ross was the target of a drive-by shooting, while Chris Brown and Frank Ocean threw it down at a studio. Jay-Z signed Timbaland to his Roc Nation imprint.

This week, Rick Ross ended up becoming the target of a drive-by shooting. The Maybach Music Group boss, who celebrated his birthday on Monday, crashed his Rolls Royce into a building after suspects fired shots in his direction. Meanwhile, Chris Brown and Frank Ocean had a run-in at a California recording studio, allegedly over a parking lot. Ocean took to Twitter to speak on the matter, while Brown is yet to comment. Finally, Jay-Z made big moves with the announcement of signing his longtime collaborator Timbaland to his Roc Nation imprint.

Rick Ross Escapes Assassination Attempt, 50 Cent & "Freeway" Ricky Ross Respond

Rick Ross had a brush with death this week. Early in the morning of his 37th birthday, the Teflon Don was driving through Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a female passenger when a car pulled up next to his vehicle, firing more than a dozen rounds in his direction. The rapper tried to escape the gunfire, losing control of his Rolls Royce and crashing it into a building. Shortly after news broke, his foe 50 Cent took to Twitter to state that the incident was "staged," posting a picture of the car and noting that it had no bullet holes. While Ross is yet to speak on the matter, HipHopDX spoke with "Freeway" Ricky Ross, who said that he's "not surprised" that the shooting took place, as well as Gunplay, who has talked with Ross and confirmed that he's "good." Pusha T also shared the same news after checking on Ross through their mix engineer, while Ross reportedly hired 24-hour security for protection.

Chris Brown & Frank Ocean Come To Blows At Los Angeles, California Studio

Chris Brown and Frank Ocean had some R&Beef this week. On Sunday evening, the two were at the same studio and got into an altercation over a parking spot. Reports indicated that Ocean and friends stopped Chris Brown and told him, "This is my studio. This is my parking spot." Breezy then attempted to shake Ocean's hand but then Ocean and his entourage reportedly attacked the singer. Ocean, who reportedly wants to press charges against Brown, stayed on the scene to talk with police while Brown stormed off. An eyewitness later said that Brown was the first one to throw a punch in the fight, and "managed to break almost everything in the [lobby]" when the fight moved inside. That night, Ocean, whose debut Channel Orange was certified gold and will perform at the Grammy Awards, took to Twitter to say that he got "jumped" by Brown and a couple of guys and that he wishes his dog Everest was there to back him up.

Jay-Z Signs Timbaland To Roc Nation

After years of working together on classic hits, Jay-Z and Timbaland finally made their relationship one of business. This week, Hov posted a picture of Timbo to his Life+Times site, confirming that he signed the veteran producer to his Roc Nation imprint. It is currently unclear if Tim signed to the label itself, or for management. The pair have worked together throughout their careers, helming songs including "Big Pimpin," "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" and "Off That" featuring Drake. Most recently, the two worked together on Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie," which the singer will perform during a Super Bowl gig tomorrow night. Timbaland, who recently linked with 50 Cent as an investor for his SMS Audio company, is yet to speak on the signing.

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  • Anonymous

    damn william has had a bad week first the shooting then he got exposed again by a Miami reporter who found out he grew up rich in the suburbs lol

    • Anonymous

      thats wasnt new info though, 50 exposed him years ago! he even pulled up his tax records and found out his 5 year old maybach was leased and he only had 45k worth of jewelry

  • CostaNostradamus

    Calling it an "assassination attempt" is media propaganda to make Officer Ricky or any celebrity the media wants to plant a seed in your mind that he's something more than just some over-rated "musician". Whether this was staged or real it will still lead to him being merked before the end of 2013. Even the realest niccas get caught slippin at some time when fuckin with the streets and William has no clue what he's got himself into since he has never ever been apart of the streets. When the streets come to collect you will pay at some point.

  • toppa shot

    Yeah, the use of the word assassination for Ross is absurd. Please stop with the bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    assassination attempt? get the fuck outta here wit dat politicians and presidents get assassinated, rap niggas get shot

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