Several Florida news outlets are reporting that rapper Rick Ross crashed his Rolls Royce early Monday morning after an unidentified assailant fired shots at him from an unknown vehicle. Ross, who last year shrugged off death threats from the Chicago-based street gang Gangster Disciples, reportedly crashed his luxury car into a Fort Lauderdale building while attempting to escape the gunfire. Neither he nor his female passenger were injured, and the car was not hit by any bullets, according to initial reports.
Ross, a former corrections officer, became a target of the Gangster Disciples after he mentioned the gang's founder Larry Hoover in his 2010 single "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)." Though it was initially reported that Ross cancelled several tour dates last December because of the threats against his life, he later clarified that he backed out of the concerts over issues with the promoter.
Today is Ross' 37th birthday.