Rick Ross is gearing up for the release of his “Mastermind” album. On the album, there’s a song called “Black and White”. In the song, Ross refers to Trayvon Martin, in what could easily be perceived in a controversial light. Ross recently released a statement clearing up what is said and why he said it.
“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.” (VIBE)
“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.” (VIBE)
Peep the controversial lines below:
“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” (“Black & White”)