News: Freeway Ricky Ross On Rick Ross' Near-Death Shooting: "[He] Doesn't Understand The Street Rules"
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 2:00PM
Former drug kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross is the latest notable entertainer to speak out on Miami's Rick Ross nearly losing his life after dodging gunfire and crashing into a Fort Lauderdale building 24 hours ago.
Rather than feel sympathy for the "Boss," Freeway said the rapper's lack of street knowledge contributed to what went down miles outside of Miami.
"I'm not surprised that it happened given recent ongoings, when someone doesn't understand the street rules they get confused and incidents like this can take place," he said. "I'm still dealing with ongoing litigation about something as basic as using my name and identity, that should have been dealt with properly a long time ago. We covered it in more depth in the Power of the Name Rick Ross piece." "Freeway" Ricky Ross plans to take the rapper and Warner Bros. Records to court this August in the continuing fight over his name. He previously explained that the Maybach Music Group leader has "exploited and misused [his name] since he went to prison" and "made millions off [of it]." (HHDX)
G-Unit's 50 Cent, who is another Ross foe, suggested the whole incident may have been staged.
"Hahaha fat boy hit the building?lol it looks staged to me. No hole's in da car http://instagr.am/p/VCHWuPML2G/," Fif tweeted January 28th.
"hahaha that boy was spooked. I ride like OBAMA level 6 built proof, bomb proof,you already know. #SMSaudio" (50 Cent's Twitter)
The woman whose building Ross crashed into has since come forward to speak out.
Beth Balk, who lives in apartment that car ran into, heard it slam through the fence. "Apparently someone was chasing them," said Balk. "It was like a giant kaboom. It rocked me off the bed and I went to the front door." "In the life of hip hop you never know," said 99 JAMZ DJ Lorenzo "Ice Tea" Thomas. "There's violence every day, so you never know what happens. We'll just have to wait and see as the details develop." (CBS Local)
The female passenger's identity surfaced shortly after the crash.
8:45 AM PT -- Cops have now confirmed Ross was driving the Rolls-Royce at the time of the crash. The passenger was Shateria L. Moragne-el -- who is reportedly dating the rapper. Cops say neither party suffered any injuries. The suspects fled from the scene before cops arrived on scene. (TMZ)