Rick Ross is doing his part to promote social distancing, although he seems to mistakenly believe COVID-19 is a fungus. The Maybach Music Group boss delivered his own PSA for the coronavirus pandemic, declaring “the fungus is among us.”
“So once again, the question of the day is ‘do you care?'” Ross said. “‘Cause if you care, you’ll stay in the house if you can. Know why? Nah, they ain’t trying to control you. They wanna make sure you don’t bring that fungus to the family. The fungus is among us.”
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Rozay stressed the importance of looking out for others, making his point by telling people to do the right thing for their families.
“Don’t take it to grandma,” he emphasized. “Don’t take it to ya momma. I know you hugging them niggas down there to show ’em you real. ‘I can’t get the fungus!’ So, you hugging niggas. Y’all throwing the parties at home. Y’all rolling up another nigga’s blunt. Hitting blunts and backwoods. I know but don’t take it to mom and them. Do you have compassion?”
Ross finished off the clip by reiterating “the fungus is among us.” And while he might not be technically correct, at least his heart is in the right place.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.