News: Rick Ross Surrounded By Police: "He's Being Protected By NYC Cops Round-The-Clock"
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 5:02PM
Maybach Music Group rapper Rick Ross is reportedly still protecting his neck, hiring around-the-clock law enforcement to keep him protected in light of alleged threats.
According to reports, Ricky Rozay has New York police keeping him guarded from potential harm.
Rick Ross -- the rapper who has allegedly been targeted by a dangerous gang -- is being protected by NYC cops round-the-clock because of recent threats ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. We've learned cops have been guarding Ross at The London Hotel for the last few days. Sources tell us, recent threats have been specifically aimed at the rapper ... and he's not taking them lightly. (TMZ)
Last month, reports claimed the "Boss" hired 24-hour security following his near-death shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
After narrowly escaping bullets from a drive-by shooting in Ft. Lauderdale, the rapper has hired armed personal bodyguards to protect him 24/7! Rick Ross was the target of a drive-by shooting outside Miami on Jan. 28, and he ended up crashing his Rolls-Royce to escape the gunfire. Even though the shooter has not been identified, the rapper had been threatened by a street ganga called Gangsta Disciples for weeks before the dangerous attack. As a hip-hop artist, Rick had armed security for big events such as concerts and public appearances, but in the wake of the drive-by shooting, he has decided to have armed bodyguards 24/7. (Hollywood Life)
After dodging gunfire, Ross later came forward to speak out on the publicized incident.
"Not at all, not at all," Ross said when asked if there were any new developments since last month's shooting. "No suspects and we're not here to speculate on any suspects. I'm just staying positive, I'm moving forward and I'm just staying on top of my game. MMG. We got the biggest releases of the year, this year, coming. That's my focus and I'm here -- you most definitely got to make some adjustments [to your security] but at the same time, I'm gonna live my life and do what I love to do and that's make music." (MTV)
Recently, MMG member Wale spoke out on the media's aggressive coverage of Ross' shooting.
"I think the whole thing's been blown up," Wale said about Ross' shooting. "I think the media, you know, is perpetuating a lot of things, God forbid something happen to anybody then they're going to be playing people's records all day and acting like [they cared]. ... It's a joke to y'all because you see somebody on TV everyday but what if that's your friend, 'cause that's my friend. I was talking to him last night about the football game so what y'all think is a joke, that's somebody's health. I know his children. You know what I'm saying? God forbid something happens -- and I just lost one of my brothers so I don't even play around with that stuff." ("Streez Morning Grind")