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Rick Ross Releases Statement On “Trayvon Lyric” On Mastermind

(AllHipHop News) Rick Ross has quickly responded to a potential firestorm of controversy over a line in his new album that refers to Trayvon Martin.

On the song, “Black and White,” the rapper spits a rap that seems to disrespect the memory of the slain teenager.

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

Ross told VIBE that the matter has been misinterpreted and he’s simply using creative license in the song.

“It’s so important that today, on the two-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, we never forget that tragedy. 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.”

Ross continued to explain.

“Black men are being killed and their killers [are] beating the trial. It hasn’t been this much violence against black men since the ’60s. I am Trayvon Martin, we’re all Trayvon Martin. He was from South Florida. That could have been me or one of my homies. So, stay alert and never miss your target. Whatever that target may be. Getting out the hood, providing from your family. Stay sharp. Stay alive. Trayvon, Rest in Peace.”
Last year, Ross was embroiled in a scandal where he seemed to advocate date rape. The scandal caused the the MMG boss to lose his endorsement deal with Reebok.

  • $20848444

    Nigga please.. Officer Ricky.

  • Das

    Lloyd Banks – Officer Down

    • superh8

      Str8 fire

  • I don’t know about this… Did AHH print the right lyrics???

    • Casor_G

      Yeah I don’t get it…

  • jd

    Gotta admit, sound like a load of B.S.

  • Black Jay

    Damn! When will Rick Ross shut the f*ck up? This is the second time he’s said some questionable sh*t. Doesn’t he have some real brothers to screen his sh*t? F*ck!

    • Immortal

      Would you call Gunplay a credible source to screen your music? He’s just going to get knocked out anyways

      • Black Jay

        On some real sh*t, I thought Diddy was Executive Producing this joint. This slipped Puff’s radar? Sh*t….. This is a bad mistake.

      • superh8

        “This is a bad mistake”…isn’t that what ur momma said when u popped out??

    • superh8

      When will u stfu

  • I hope he ain’t tryna flip it like that..damn boi that shit don’t even sound right but I guess he understood what he was tryna say more than anyone. ..nice try tho nigga I need to hear what context he was in sound like sum booolshictk.

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  • ThaLowLow

    Trayvon was from CENTRAL Florida. Orlando. He ain’t from South Florida. Quit trying to spin shit in your favor and act like it’s all good to say whatever you want about Trayvon because he was from your “hood”. HE WAS 4 HOURS AWAY FROM SOUTH FLORIDA!

    • OcalaG8R

      He was from Miami, but stayed in Orlando at the time because of getting in so much trouble in his MIAMI (SOUTH FLORIDA) high school.

      • stop making excuses for fake shit

      • OcalaG8R

        You’re not the only one who gets “truth” mixed up with “excuses” lol so don’t feel bad.

      • the truth? the truth is he is the fakest rapper out. his name is william roberts. stole his entire identy, lied about gang connections… keep on messing with that fakke shit nigga

  • Eric Cartman

    YOU ARE NOT TRAYVON. YOU IDENTIFY WITH ZIMMERMAN. TWO DUDES WHO ENFORCED LAWS.

  • Dubz

    Line sounds dumb anyway.

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  • MediaVybz

    He just trying to get some attention for his wack album!

  • Dadon850

    Again…Its promotion. N!ggas will stoop to any level for attention. It’s the “I don’t care if they’re talking good or bad about me, as long as they’re talking about me” mentality that rappers(with their company’s blessings) have adopted.

  • #CORNY

  • DjLarryLuv

    I hope ya didnt hurt ya fat ass ankle doin all that back pedaling

  • Nemesis_Enforcer

    Why not just say “stay focused”? If you have to explain what you meant then you aren’t doing a good job narrating your thoughts playboy!

    • it doesnt rhyme. and he clearly isnt good at rhyming, he is a cat n hat rhymer.. that says dumb shit.

      • Mec-One

        Seems like you’re taking shots at the cat in the hat tho ….. what’s up with that bro …….. and yes, that rhymed

  • Papi Peligro

    I still don’t get what he was trying to say.

  • Nathaniel

    he isn’t saying don’t miss your target like you’re zimmerman shooting trayvon.

    he’s saying since black men are getting gunned down with no consequence, WE have to stay on point. never miss our target.

    it doesn’t even make sense that he’d make light of trayvon’s murder like some of you took the lyric, how the article says “it appears.” be intelligent enough to know better than that. we’ll take any framework news media gives us. 9 times out of 10 the purpose is to assassinate the character of black public figures.

    • Tre C

      i get what he was trying to say, just worded poorly. Very poorly

      • Nathaniel

        i can agree with that.

    • black men are gunning down black men. with no consequence.

      but seriously, he didnt mean that explanation, he was caught in a jame a said the 1st shit he could think of, and look at you falling for it, hook line and sinker!!! so your the guy that listens to fake ass rap!!

      • Nathaniel

        yes black men are gunning down black men, but actually with heavy consequence on our families and communities–caskets, PTSD, prison, tears. i didn’t mention that because within the context of the lyric we’re discussing it doesn’t apply.

        i didn’t ‘fall for it’. i’m just intelligent enough to use reason, and with reason, i’ll take the rappers explanation before i just believe whatever news media reports.

      • sure it applies, trayvon is black and so is rick ross who basiclly said hed never miss his target shooting at another black mail. lol… step ya game up

      • Nathaniel

        that’s not what HE said he said. that’s what you interpreted. which you’re within your right to do. like i said, i personally don’t believe rick ross would take a zimmerman role in killing a 17 yr old for nothing on a record. it doesn’t even make sense, especially given how he responded to trayvon’s murder in the first place. i’m more inclined to take his explanation, which i thought was what he meant before i read his comments.

      • of cpourse he wouldnt, he would def prtray himself doing that, as he already did in the verse… and his whole career is fake. nothing about william robert makes sense.

  • Pierre Elliott

    HOW YOU GONNA FIRST BE A C.O. THEN FROM THAT GO INTO RAPPING
    AND TAKE ON THE PERSONA OF A *REAL*DRUG DEALER..

    THEN AFTER YOU SPOKE TO MUCH AND GDs WAS ABOUT TO CHOP YOU UP
    YOU THEN RE-EMERGE WITH WITH A SO CALLED CLASSIC ALBUM.

    NOW———

    YOU TALK ABOUT TRAYVON—–IT TOOK YOU ALL THIS TIME??!!

    YOU AND EVERY CURRENT RAPPER ( cause they aint MCs) SUCK..

    YOUR MUSIC IS THE SAME TEMPO CAUSE YOU CANT RHYME FAST.

    YOU NEED TO SIT DOWN SOME WHERE MY BROTHA AND REALLY THINK ABOUT WHAT IT IS YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO DO….

    YOU NEED TO STOP NOW—————-CAUSE THEN FLORIDA OGs WILL GET AT YOU FOR TALKING ABOUT THIS YOUNG BOY.

    CAUSE IF YOU WERE REALLY REAL ABOUT IT———

    YOU WOULD BE THERE RIGHT BY HIS PARENTS SIDE DONATING MONEY AND TALKING ABOUT IT FROM DAY ONE…..

    THE AUDACITY OF THESE HOUSE NlGGAS—WOW.

    WHAT WOULD MARTIN SAY? OR MALCOM?

    • Judah Nazayar

      No shots..or disrespect. But why florida ninjas get at him…their own ppl.
      But no florida OGs get at these ppl shooting Blacks down like dogs?

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  • Immortal

    It hasn’t been this much violence against black men since the ’60s.- WTF? Did he just up and skip all the rest of the decades till now? He HAS to be ignint, not unintelligent. Did he miss the rise of the gangs in LA, the crack invasion of the 80’s, where whole neighborhoods were decimated? How in the 90’s Meth came on strong and again folks were waxin folks? I was going to say something violent that Ross can do, but what’s the point? Violence isn’t the answer and before long Gunplay will have press conferences explaining why Ross can say what he wants.

    • its like he also forgot that black men kill black men.. lol.. dude is just a fool. so fake too.

  • ZUBU

    He should not even mention Tray’s name if it is not something totally positive, and worded clearly. This is as dumb as Nicki saying she was calling the people Malcolm was looking at names not Malcolm. She’s a dishonest, disrespectful batch, and he is the same along with being an obese dipstick… SMH…. Wayne included, these coons will sell their souls to get a lil taste of the pie. Our fore-fathers, fore-mothers are rolling over in their graves looking at the “nignorant” shiiitt these clowns are doing.

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  • GQ

    Hate to admit, but i’m no hater, Ross album is HOT!

    • hot and dope are two different things…and dope it is NOT!

      • GQ

        The album knock.

    • Judah Nazayar

      did u hear School Boy Qs album yet?.. and if u did ..heads up wid Ross album..which is better?

      • GQ

        I like Q’s album somewhat. If I had to pick one?? Eh… Ross

      • superh8

        Both garbage . Don’t even want 2 hear either

      • GQ

        You haven’t heard either, but its already garbage? Move around.

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  • hes dumb as hell. dude should switch his… dude should use HIS NAME!!! and stop rapping about fake ish!! you know who kills the most black men? Black men. Rick ros… errr william roberts, is a puppet used to kept blacks thinking selling drugs is cool, so then pigs can arrest them throw them in prison while the man makes money off of them. smh.

  • dude tattoo’d some othe rguys names on his hands… when he jerks off he sees freeway rick ross name.. lmfao… homo shit son

    • superh8

      Lmfao

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  • Anthony Gutierrez

    First it’s the line about date raping women, and now this…Okaaaaay and society celebrates this person.

  • OMG

    lol william roberts is to much smh

  • Black Jay

    You know what? I have to bring this up…… When Nicki Minaj made an abstract association with Malcolm X’s photo n*ggas on this site were up in arms. I won’t get specific but it was a lot of you cats that are riding Rozay’s d*ck like a surfboard. Where’s the frustration now? It’s a dead child. So it’s cool for a big bellied dude that you rock on your iPod but it’s bad for a female you can’t stand. Where’s the f*cking consistency? This is Ross’s second infraction on saying some ignorant sh*t. Nicki only used a photo. Some of y’all are straight starstruck.

    • Troll_E_G

      Both are wrong and neither provides nothing artistic that can move the people in a positive direction

    • superh8

      So serve him papers faggot

  • Brindle

    WHAT HAPPENED TO P.E or X-CLAN… The last thing black folk need is this big ball of lard trying to represent us

  • Guest

    In the matter of police brutality it is not a just a matter of skin color I agree that it may affect it some but police just hate whoever is not the police and they think or know who is a criminal I have been fucked up by the pigs in king county just for walking down the street drunk and not stoping when they said to bruised ribs black eye cuts on face mased and knocked out and woke up choking drowning on water from a hose they had on my face running on me while 5 of them was lauphing as I said I cant breath and took to jail under a assault 3 on a officer for reaching for a gun and hitting him bullshit

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  • Elayorx El

    Man! Well, it definitely is becoming clear that artists are developing the art of “double entendre”, and if its intended purpose is to get us all to do what we’re known to do with things such as this, then the Maybach team, and others, have scored a victory. C’mon, they had to know that this could have been misinterpreted. Things only seem bleak, if everyone who blogs in disagreement only does that, BLOG. Having said that, if everyone that made blog statements actually physically did something in their respective communities, then I find solace in that, and know that eventually, things will have to shift back in place. Thoughts out to Trayvon, and all of the other nameless victims across the world. One L…….