In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, “Freeway” Ricky Ross says that he is not at all surprised in the fact that an attempt was made on rapper Rick Ross’s life. The former drug Kingpin says that the fact that Ross does not know the rules of the street causes him to put himself in harm’s way.
In the incident in question, Maybach Music CEO, Rick Ross was shot at multiple times while driving home from his birthday party at Club LIV in Miami. Reports say that as many as 12 rounds were fired. In an attempt to get away, Ross crashed his car into a building. Neither the rapper nor his female passenger were injured in the shooting or the car accident.
When “Freeway” Ricky Ross was posed with the question of motive for the attempt, he contributed it to the fact that Ross was functioning out of his element, and his lack of true street knowledge has placed him in harm’s way.
“I’m not surprised that it happened given recent on goings, when someone doesn’t understand the street rules they get confused and incidents like this can take place,” he said. “I’m still dealing with ongoing litigation about something as basic as using my name and identity, that should have been dealt with properly a long time ago. No ill will is wished upon anyone, but when you tell these stories about the streets you have to be careful. We covered it in more depth in the Power of the Name Rick Ross piece.”