Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill has delved into the recent near-fatal shooting of boss Rick Ross and downplayed the notion of having to now take a different approach to protect himself.
Meek pointed out his tough upbringing for sparking enough self-knowledge to move freely without worry about major repercussions.
“I’m from the ‘hood, I’m from Philadelphia, where people get killed every day so this ain’t nothing new to me,” Meek said in an interview. “Seeing one of your close friends in a position like that, it happens every day.” (MTV)
Earlier this month, Meek’s MMG labelmate Wale scolded fans for not taking the shooting seriously.
“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”)
Fellow labelmate and longtime Ross pal Gunplay recently spoke out on nearly losing the “Boss.”
“He good, he good. Rozay is good, man,” Gunplay said in an interview. “He’s unf*ckwitable, man. It’s the untouchable Maybach, man. You don’t understand. It’s for real, for real, though.” Reports indicated that Ross had hired 24-hour security to protect him following in the incident, but Gunplay says he’s heard nothing of the sort. “Nah, I don’t know about details like that. I know my dog good, though.” (HHDX)
Despite Meek and Gunplay’s bravado, Ricky Rozay reportedly hired 24-hour security after the attack went down.
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)