(AllHipHop News) In recent separate interviews, Maybach Music Group members Meek Mill and Wale addressed the early morning drive-by shooting involving MMG head Rick Ross and his female companion Shateria L Morange-el in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last month.
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Meek Mill appeared on 107.9’s The Q Deezy Show this week.
When asked how Ross was doing after the shooting the Philadelphia native responded, “People get shot at everyday.”
He went on to say, “He ain’t get shot. He definitely cool.”
Meek’s labelmate Wale seemed to take a more serious tone when speaking to Rashan Ali of Streetz 94.5 in Atlanta. Ali asked the DMV rapper how he felt about rumors that the shooting was staged for publicity.
“I think the media is perpetuating a lot of things…I had to unfollow a rack of people on Twitter when that was happening, ” said Wale. “It’s a joke to ya’ll cause ya’ll see somebody on t.v. everyday. But what if that’s your friend? Cause that’s my friend…I just lost one of my brothers so I don’t even play around with that stuff.”
Longtime Rick Ross rival 50 Cent sparked speculation that the entire shooting was fabricated when the G-Unit leader uploaded a picture of a car on his instagram with the caption, “Hahaha fat boy hit the building? lol it looks staged to me. No hole’s in da car.”
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Fort Lauderdale police did confirm that Ross’ Rolls-Royce was shot at 18 times, before he crashed the vehicle into a building. The car was not hit by any bullets.
Ross had been receiving public threats from members of the Gangster Disciples street gang from throughout the country, including Florida, for several months.
There were reports that Ross increased his security after the shooting. TMZ captured footage of the “Stay Schemin'” rapper in Los Angeles on Thursday, and there did not appear to be any sign of excessive security around him.
While Ross refused to answer any questions from the photographer, it was the first time he had been seen in public since the shooting. He has yet to make a public comment about the incident.
Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t is up for Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards this Sunday.
There has been no word whether Ross will be appearing at the show.