In latest rap song, Rick Ross compares success to Trayvon Martin shooting
Rick Ross lost a lucrative deal with Reebok after some questionable lyrics that signaled rape culture and drugging last summer. You would think that he’d learn his lesson.
It appears that the Maybach Music rapper is in hot water once again for lyrics appearing on his 6th album “Mastermind.”
In his song, “Black & White,” Ross references Trayvon Martin:
Too close to a ni**a as a mother**king bomb/
Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target
B*tch ni**as hating, tell me it’s what I’m parking
Wingstop owner, lend me pepper aroma
Young, black ni**a, barely got a diploma
He recently addressed the matter, and said that he did not want to be misunderstood.
“It’s so important that today, on the two-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, we never forget that tragedy,” Ross says in a quote emailed exclusively to VIBE. “I’m never going to let the world forget that name. In my song ‘Black and White’ off Mastermind I say, ‘Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target’. There I’m reminding people that if you’re a black person or a person of any color for that matter in this country, you have to be accurate, whatever moves you make, stay accurate. Even when you’re walking down the street, playing music from your car, you have to stay on point.”
Today marks the 2 year anniversary of Martin’s death. He would have turned 19 three weeks ago.
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