By Sandra Birungi
Rapper, Rick Ross of Maybach Music was involved in a car crash after hearing gun fire in Florida on Monday.
According to police, Ross crashed his silver Rolls Royce into an apartment building after hearing gunfire along a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, street Monday morning. “The driver of the Rolls Royce attempted to drive away from the direction of the shots being fired and lost control of the vehicle, striking a nearby apartment building,” Fort Lauderdale Police Detective DeAnna Garcia said.
The rapper’s getting scared is normal after he received threats against his life in a street gang’s videos and posted online in recent months. “We’re pulling up on you,” a man who identified himself as a member of the Gangster Disciples warned in one of the videos. “Whatever city, whatever state, the pressure on.”
Several videos purporting to be from Gangster Disciple members in several states — including Georgia, North Carolina and Florida — appeared on YouTube late last year demanding that Ross pay a fee to them for his use of the Star of David, which they claim as a gang symbol, and a reference to one of their founders in his music and marketing.
“You got to cut the check,” one video said. “Tell your boss man he got to get that check, or all you in trouble.”
“We need that cash right now,” another said.
“Ain’t never no checks getting cut,” he said. “I don’t play those games. I consider that extortion.”