News: DJ Khaled Refuses To Let Rick Ross Go, "I Am Not Leaving His Side"
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 9:05PM
Miami's DJ Khaled is keeping a close watch on Rick Ross days after the rap star experienced two seizures within hours of one another by promising to remain near him through his recovery.
In an exclusive interview with Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons, Khaled provided an update on his close friend.
"I am not leaving his side. He is resting, he is chilling and he is actually super focused. He is at the crib and is going to rest and just chill until he gets his energy back. He is going to take everything one day by day," Khaled told Simmons. "I told him he has to stay home for two weeks. I told him he has got to just chill and reIax. I told him he is a big enough star that he can just stay home. His life is more important...When he went in the hospital that was a reality check. I'm trying to tell him, but he's telling me, 'Khaled you ain't got to tell me no more, I understand clearly I got to take my life seriously.'" (Global Grind)
The "Boss" has reportedly chosen ground travel after experiencing his first seizure aboard a plane last week.
No more emergency landings ... for now -- TMZ has learned Rick Ross will be traveling back home to Atlanta on his friend's bada** tour bus ... after suffering two in-flight seizures last week. Ross -- who was hospitalized in Alabama Friday -- was picked up by his friend DJ Khaled ... who transported him to Memphis in his luxury tour bus for the opening of a chicken wing joint last night. Sources close to Ross tell us ... Khaled has offered to take Ross back to Atlanta in the bus, so he won't have to risk another in-flight emergency. (TMZ)
Ross and Khaled were spotted leaving a hospital Sunday (October 16) night.
Can we get a Rozaaaaaay? After being hospitalized two times in a single day, Rick Ross is now out and about and appears to be doing better. At approximately 9:30 p.m. ET, the Bawse's DJ, Sam Sneaker tweeted a photo of the Maybach Music Group head honcho with the message: "The Boss is good...@rickyrozay #MMG." Around the same time DJ Khaled sent out a separate but very similar photo via Twitter with the message: "My brother ROZAY!!IS GOOD!!! @rickyrozay @Iamguccipucci #powercircle." In both photos Ross, Khaled and MMG's Gucci Pucci posed in front of Rozay's Memphis, Tennessee Wing Stop restaurant. (RapFix)
Over the weekend, the "Boss" canceled a North Carolina appearance in light of his medical condition.
Rick Ross pulled out of a scheduled concert in Greensboro, NC on Saturday night, citing health concerns a day after reportedly suffering seizures on two different flights. A spokesperson for the Greensboro Coliseum Complex tells Fox affiliate WGHP that the rapper canceled less than an hour before the NC A&T homecoming concert was set to begin. The Greensboro concert went on as schedued, with DJ Khaled and Marsha Ambrosius on the bill. Ross' next scheduled performance is Friday, Oct. 21 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. Two days later, he's slotted to perform along with Busta Rhymes at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Billboard)
Check out a recent Rick Ross interview below: