News: Wale Confirms Rick Ross' Nocturnal Struggles, "Rozay Went For, Like, 5 Days Without Sleeping"
Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 1:00PM
Days after Rick Ross made his first public appearance and revealed his lack of sleep ultimately led to two seizures last month, Maybach Music Group's Wale has confirmed his boss' remarks.
According to the Washington, D.C.-bred emcee, he has seen Ross miss more than 100 hours of sleep straight.
While on "RapFix Live," Wale confirmed Ricky's resting habits. "Rozay went for, like, five days without sleeping," he said. "It's not healthy. It's definitely not healthy." Maybach Music Group is comprised of a number of artists, including Meek Mill, Pill, Gunplay, Masspike Miles, Teedra Moses, Torch, Stalley and, of course, Wale, who said he is ready to work extra hard so the Bawse can put his feet up. "We carry the flag for Maybach as well. Maybach is a big label. We have a lot of talented artists," Wale said. "It's on us to step up now. Let's make more music, doper music. Let's work harder, so Rozay doesn't have to work as hard." (MTV)
On Tuesday (November 1), Ricky Rozay made his first public appearance since the seizures on BET's "106 & Park."
"On the flight, I had a seizure and when I snapped out of it and they had told me what happened, I'm like, 'You bugging. Call the jet, we finna keep it moving.' ... I felt a little wore out but I felt like I could keep going and that's what it was," Ross told "106 & Park" hosts Terrence J and Rocsi. "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 have been at least five years. ... I would get two hours of sleep and keep moving -- me being the hustler. That has to stop. I was fortunate enough, the doctor ran a battery of tests on me from cancer, diabetes, HIV, et cetera, et cetera and I came back totally healthy." ("106 & Park")
A few days ago, Maybach Music Group's Meek Mill said his boss needed some vacation time.
After wrapping up a memorable set at this weekend's Power 99 Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia, MMG signee Meek Mill also shed a little light on Rozay's current situation. "He's just getting rest," Meek Mill told MTV News, addressing Ross' absence at the annual concert, where he was originally slated to perform. "He had his little situation and you wanna make sure your health is 100 percent, you don't wanna be 98, you don't wanna be 97. He's trying to get his rest, chill with his kids." "That boy Ross, he's never had a vacation," Mill continued. "I talked to him the other day, Ross told me he never had a vacation so I'm like 'you might as well chill, get your health right.'" During his Powerhouse performance the Philly native gave a quick shout out to Ross before performing the Bawse's hit "9 Piece," with some assistance from the raucous crowd. (RapFix)
Miami's DJ Khaled recently promised to stick by the "Boss'" side as he recovered from both seizures.
"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 said in an interview. "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)
Check out Rick Ross speaking on his seizures below: